Fraiche Nutrition: Breakfast Popsicles
Feeding kids (and some adults) at breakfast can test the patience of any mom, and I’m no exception. We eat a lot of fruit parfaits around our house, but even those can get old for the little ones. Now popsicles on the other hand: those never get tired. Enter the breakfast popsicle. Layered with Greek yogurt, granola and pureed fruit, they are as simple to make as they sound, and will land you the ‘cool mom’ award of the week when you serve them up! Of course you don’t have to be a kid to love these. I served them to my husband’s work crew when I was testing the recipe on a hot summer day, and they were a hit!
All you need is a popsicle form and a few ingredients. You can use any fruit you want (fresh or frozen) and can mix up the yogurt flavours. I simply mashed up fresh raspberries for my first batch, and also tried it with mixed frozen berries which was equally delicious. Coconut yogurt with pineapple? Why not!
There are some terrific granolas at Nature’s Fare Market that you can grab off the shelf, or if you’re feeling ambitious you can make your own. I’ve shared my Top Secret Granola recipe but beware; it makes a LOT of granola!
You may need to adjust the quantities below for your popsicle form depending on their size. Mine hold approximately 3 ½ cups total volume, so the recipe is created with this in mind. This one is more of an art than a science!
- Mix together the granola and honey in a small bowl.
- Divide the pureed fruit equally among all of the popsicle forms, followed by the granola & honey mixture and last, layer in the yogurt to the fill line of your popsicle forms.
- Insert your sticks and place in the freezer until completely frozen.
Tori is a Registered Dietitian and self-proclaimed foodie. Her nutrition philosophy embraces moderation and quality without deprivation. She started up Fraîche Nutrition on a whim in August 2014, inspired to help share her love of food and educate others on simple healthy eating at the same time. Tori believes that food and nutrition has become overly complicated, and hopes to help others live healthier lives one wholesome recipe at a time.