These Granola Berry Cups remove all of the excuses for why you have zero time in the morning to eat a healthy breakfast!
These mini cups are filled with creamy vanilla yogurt and topped with fresh berries and can be made ahead for days of yummy, healthy breakfasts.
Filled with protein and fiber, and loaded with antioxidants, these gluten-free & vegan delights are easy to make, perfect for on the go, and are even kid-friendly.
What are Granola Berry Cups?
These granola berry cups are made in the shape of muffins and topped with yogurt and berries. You begin by baking a homemade granola, then you bake it a second time in muffin tins.
These adorable muffin cups come out of the oven looking like cupcakes with a depression in them, which you can fill with yogurt. They’re healthy and incredibly delicious!
Is Granola Healthy?
Granola is loaded with wholesome ingredients like oats, seeds, nuts, and fruit. Granola can become less healthy when it’s high in sugar, especially if you’re using an ingredient such as brown sugar instead of honey. In my recipe, I’ve tried to keep the sugar to a minimum, and also made sure it’s gluten-free.
Helpful Equipment To Make Granola Berry Cups
To make this recipe, you’ll need:
Granola Berry Cups Recipe Ingredients
- 2 cups of instant oats
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup of shredded coconut
- ⅓ cup honey (locally sourced is great for seasonal allergies!)
- ¼ cup of melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ cup of dried cranberries
- ½ cup of dried blueberries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 cup of vanilla yogurt for filling
- Berries for toppings, washed and dried
How To Make Granola Berry Cups
First, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, walnuts, coconut, honey, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Spread the mixture into a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
In a separate bowl, mix together the dried cranberries, blueberries, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Once the granola mixture has fully cooled, stir in the dried fruit and seed mixture.
Grease a muffin tin with coconut oil or line it with muffin paper cups. Divide the granola mixture evenly among the muffin tin cups. Press the granola down into the cups so the sides are covered and each one has a depression. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
After the cups have cooled, fill them with yogurt and berries. Enjoy!
It takes 10 minutes to prep this recipe.
All About Granola
The first granola was created by a health reformer named James Caleb Jackson. He was the director of a sanitorium!
Yes, granola was first fed to the mentally ill to help make them feel better, and I would agree, it does have a healing effect.
Granola was most certainly part of a natural health movement and has always been associated with vegetarianism, but seems to be a food we all love and enjoy.
Oatmeal – You can use regular rolled oats instead of steel cut if you prefer.
Honey – Golden syrup or agave nectar can be used instead. Brown sugar provides a nice flavor, but will add more calories.
Yogurt – Greek yogurt is yummy, but other yogurts will work, like coconut, cashew, or other dairy-free options.
Berries – Any berries or other fruit you love will taste great! Apples cut in small chunks, bananas, or pineapple will be yummy too.
Nuts – You can leave out the nuts or add more dried fruit.
Other add-ins and toppings – You can add in all kinds of things to your granola cups. Consider:
- More nuts and seeds
- Extra coconut on top
- Mini chocolate chips
- Ice cream instead of yogurt for a dessert treat
Tips, Tricks and Recipe Notes
- Don’t let your granola overbake! Because you’re going to bake these twice, you don’t want to have overcooked granola.
- If your granola isn’t sticking well after the first bake, you can add a touch more honey before shaping it into cups.
- Use fresh ingredients. The longer nuts, seeds, coconut, and oats have been in your cupboard, the more they dry out. Fresher ingredients will make tastier granola
How to Store Granola Berry Cups
Once you’ve assembled your cups, they need to be eaten right away because the yogurt will make the granola soggy if they sit around very long. So only assemble what you plan to eat.
Extra granola cups can be stored in an airtight container in your pantry for up to a month.
You can freeze these granola cups, too. This is a great way to make them ahead for breakfasts on the go. Just pull out what you need.
To freeze them, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 4 months. Make sure they’re fully cooled before you put them in the freezer.
Keep in mind, when you thaw these, you might notice the texture of your granola has changed some, but they should still taste good.
Is granola gluten-free?
Technically yes, granola is gluten-free. Keep in mind that some oats are not made by gluten-free manufacturers, so take a look at your label to be sure if you can’t eat gluten.
Can I make granola without sugar?
Yes you can make this without added sugar. You can use egg whites to give your granola moisture before baking. Keep in mind, sugar-free granola might not taste the best (in my opinion), so consider adding extra fruit or using vanilla yogurt to make these taste a bit sweeter.
Can I make granola without oats?
That would be hard. Oats are basically the foundation of all granola recipes, and they’re what makes granola… granola! You can bake all the other ingredients, but it won’t really taste like granola.
Granola Berry Cups are delicious, quick to make, and a healthy way to begin the day. There’s not much better than homemade granola, and these homemade granola cups are wholesome and filling. Topped with yogurt and berries, they make a complete breakfast that the whole family will enjoy.Print
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