I love these “breakfast” popsicles. They’re tangy with yogurt, sweet with anti-oxidant-rich blueberries, and crunchy with homemade granola. Need a healthy meal that you can eat while vacuuming the stairs or mopping the floor or walking the pooch? This recipe is for you.
Before we get started, let me show you the results of my breakfast popsicle trials:
For one batch, I placed whole, wild blueberries in a popsicle mold, and filled the remaining space with yogurt and granola. The result was both picturesque and messy. After freezing, the berries disengaged themselves and fell into the waiting mouth of Lily the Beagle.For the second batch, I first added yogurt to the molds, thinking it would hold a pocket of whole berries in place. But I was wrong, man. The popsicle fell apart as soon as I took a bite.
Finally, I pureed the berries in a food processor, and then stirred them into the yogurt. These popsicles froze to beautiful perfection, and they held their shape right down to the granola finish. Success at last!
Here’s the step-by-step recipe for the pureed version:
First, put 1 1/2 cups of wild blueberries in the work bowl of your food processor. I used frozen, store-bought wild blueberries which were thawed, just a little, in a microwave oven.
Add 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam…
And pulse the works until a thick, semi-smooth puree is achieved.
Then put 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt in a bowl, and give it a good stir just to break up any clumps.
Add the blueberry puree, and stir. If you’d like your popsicles to exhibit a “swirl” design, stir only until streaks of purple are visible in the yogurt.
Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds, filling to within 1/4-inch of the top.
Fill the remaining space with the granola of your choice. I used my own, organic Cinnamon-Maple Granola. Click here for the recipe.
This next step is entirely up to you: drizzle a little honey over the granola, to “glue” it in place. Try not to make a mess.
Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze these babies for 4 hours or overnight.
To free the popsicles from their plastic prison, set them in a bowl of hot water for 30 seconds.
Enjoy these grown-up treats! They’re perfect for breakfast or anytime. And do feel free to amend the ingredients to suit your taste buds. You might like to try these “pops” with fresh or frozen raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries.
Here’s the printable:
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