Sweet roasted cherries, crunchy granola and a little dark chocolate are the perfect toppings for this Roasted Cherry Yogurt Bowl with Granola!
I don’t know how your week went, but mine just flew by! Having Mondays off always throws me and makes me think it’s Sunday. Now that it’s Friday again it’s time to start thinking about what to do this weekend. I really should get some things done around the house, but it’s so hard when it’s going to be beautiful outside, sunny and 80 degrees, I can’t complain about that!
One of my favorite things to do during late spring and all summer when it’s nice out in the mornings is to sit outside on our deck and have my coffee and breakfast. I seriously think eating outside makes food taste better, plus the view is usually much nicer too.
While I’m all about my eggs for breakfast I also enjoy Greek yogurt when I want to change things up. This Roasted Cherry Greek Yogurt Bowl with Granola is perfect when I’m in a yogurt mood and it’s a great way to use fresh cherries!
If you’ve never tried roasting fruit, it’s pretty awesome. The flavors sweeten and become more concentrated and can turn fruit that maybe didn’t taste as good as you thought it would into something delicious!
There are two parts to this yogurt bowl, the roasted cherries and the granola. Both of these steps can be done in advance and make enough so that you can enjoy the yogurt bowls for several days.
The granola I made for this recipe is about as simple as it comes and it doesn’t make a whole crap ton of it like some recipes do. You can add whatever fruit, nuts or seeds you like to the granola, but I kept it super simple and just added coconut and almonds to mine.
The roasted cherries are also a simple process. Toss them in a bowl with a little maple syrup and a pinch of salt then spread them out into an even layer in a pie plate or baking dish sprayed with a little cooking spray. Once the cherries have roasted for 10 minutes pull them out and add in a tablespoon or two of water. Continue roasting for several more minutes then remove them from the oven and stir in almond extract or amaretto.
Once these two steps are complete the only thing left to do is swirl together some plain Greek yogurt and maple syrup and top the yogurt bowl with the roasted cherries and granola…and a little dark chocolate if that’s your thing, which it should be. Happy Friday!
- 1 cup rolled oats, gluten free if needed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
- 2 cups pitted cherries, fresh or frozen (defrosted)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or 1 tablespoon amaretto
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, more for a sweeter yogurt
- Chopped dark chocolate (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350° F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl whisk together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Add in the oats, cinnamon and salt and stir everything together until coated. Pour the oats out onto the baking sheet and spread them into a single layer.
- Bake for 10 minutes then remove from the oven, toss and add in the almonds. Bake for another 5 minutes then remove and add in the coconut. Bake for a final 4-5 minutes or until everything is golden brown, watch carefully to prevent it from burning. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
- Preheat oven to 425° F. Spray a pie plate or baking dish with cooking spray. Add in the cherries, maple syrup and salt and toss together until coated.
- Roast the cherries for about 10 minutes then remove from the oven and add in the water and toss together. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cherries have softened and released their juices.
- Remove from the oven and stir in the almond extract or amaretto. Cool before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Assembling the Yogurt Bowl
- In a medium sized bowl stir together the Greek yogurt and maple syrup. Divide the yogurt into bowls and top with some of the cherries and their juices, a sprinkling of granola and chopped dark chocolate.
The granola and cherries can be made in advance and used throughout the week.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 5gSugar: 30gProtein: 17g
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