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 a couple tablespoons of amaretto, because as you know cherries and almond were made for each other! If you don’t have amaretto or don’t want to use alcohol add a couple tablespoons of water then when they are finished roasting mix in a tiny bit of almond extract. 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!
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