Yogurt Bowls with Granola

Healthy breakfast recipes don't have to be difficult to make. These easy Greek Yogurt Bowls are the perfect healthy breakfast that requires minimal time and minimal effort. Start your day with a bowl of protein goodness!

Yogurt bowl with granola, chia seeds, and honey.
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Yogurt Bowls Recipe

Healthy Greek yogurt breakfast bowls have to be one of the most quick breakfast ideas out there. Ok, so maybe just as fast as smoothies but when I want more of a sit-down meal for breakfast I make these yogurt bowls.

The best thing about yogurt bowls is that you can add pretty much anything to it and it will taste AMAZING! It's one of my favorite breakfasts for that very reason. I can adapt everyone's bowls to give them the add-ins they like. We love to pair it with something savory like Sausage Spinach Quiche, but it's great on its own, too.

Busy mornings aren't a good reason to skip out on the most important meal of the day. So whether you choose the breakfast casserole route or a protein yogurt bowl, just make sure you're getting a good protein intake at breakfast.

These yogurt bowls have the perfect amount of protein and just the right balance of sweetness. So many different ways to prepare them to! Just so much to love about this quick meal.

Why You'll Love this Recipe

Less sugar at breakfast time is always a good idea. There's so many good benefits to eating a meal like yogurt bowls to start your day:

  • This is an incredibly adaptable breakfast option. Get the flavor combo just how you want it and change it up for others too!
  • There are dozens of different health benefits from Greek yogurt. It's a good source of calcium, great for gut health, and has a high protein content, among many other things. An easy way to get those good things into your diet.
  • Meal prep time is made easy with a recipe like this. As long as you don't add the dry ingredients, you can store them for a while and eat as needed.
A bowl of granola, raspberries, and blueberries and chia seeds.

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to make these yummy yogurt bowls, so here is what to add to your grocery store list:

  • plain greek yogurt
  • honey
  • berries (diced strawberries, raspberries or blueberries)
  • granola (homemade or store bought)

Substitutions, Variations and Toppings

If you don't want to use honey, there are many other ways that you can sweeten your yogurt bowl. Maple syrup, agave syrup and even using sweetened Greek vanilla yogurt would work too.

Add extra protein to this breakfast with some chocolate protein powder, collagen or any other flavors of protein powder. Just mix it into the yogurt. Adding a drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter would also add extra protein!

A bowl of granola with berries and yogurt.

Many of your favorite fruits will be great in a bowl of tart Greek yogurt. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, kiwi, and mango are just a few of the yummy fruit toppings you can use.

Homemade granola and store-bought granola will both work. You can use any flavor that you want.

I use full-fat Greek yogurt, but you can use a low fat version if you prefer. You can also use dairy free yogurt if you'd like to keep this recipe dairy-free. There are great Greek-style yogurt alternatives.

Want some more topping options? Then here's some delicious ideas:

  • shredded coconut
  • chia seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • chocolate chips
  • cacao nibs
  • dates
  • dried fruit
  • nuts

How to Make Yogurt Bowls

Making a hearty yogurt bowl is pretty straightforward, but here are the instructions on what you'll need to do:

Add cold Greek yogurt to a bowl and then prepare whatever fruit that you plan to use. If you're using fresh strawberries or other larger fruit, be sure to cut it up well.

Sprinkle granola over the top of the creamy yogurt, then add fruit and a drizzle of honey.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Three bowls with granola, raspberries, and yogurt topped with granola, berries, chia seeds and honey.

How to Store Yogurt Bowls

To store these yogurt bowls, just transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 4-5 days. I do not recommend storing with granola though as it will get quite soggy. However, all of the fruit toppings and even the honey can be added and then stored in the same container as the unsweetened yogurt.

If you know ahead of time that you will be storing these for later, just build the bowl inside of the airtight containers.

What to Serve with Yogurt Bowls

You don't need to serve anything with this quick and nutritious breakfast, but there are a few yummy options if you'd like something with it. Of course, morning coffee is always needed, and a nice cup of tea would be good with a breakfast yogurt bowl.

Egg muffins and regular muffins, like these dairy-free blueberry muffins, would both be great. You can also serve these at a brunch by making a topping bar and letting people serve themselves!

A bowl with yogurt, granola, berries and chia seeds.

Tips for Success

This is a great way to make breakfast time super tasty and easy. So here's a few tips to make it a success:

  • Make sure you have plenty of creamy yogurt in proportion to the toppings that you are using so that it is the perfect balance. You wouldn't want too many toppings that makes it difficult to eat, so make sure you don't overload the bowl.
  • To keep the yogurt bowls super cold, refrigerate the actual bowl and then add Greek yogurt build with toppings.
  • It is best to cut fruit into small enough pieces so that each bite is similar and has a burst of fruit, crunch of the granola, and sweetness of the honey.

FAQ

Why are yogurt bowls good for you?

Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, healthy fats, protein and has many other nutritional benefits. Depending on the toppings that you use, there can be tons of other benefits added into these yummy bowls. Many fruits are loaded in vitamin C and the crunchy granola will also be good for you as a source of fiber. As long as there is not a ton added sugar to yogurt bowls, they are very healthy!

Is cinnamon good in Greek yogurt?

Cinnamon is a great blood sugar balancer and also has various other health benefits. Aside from that, it taste absolutely delicious in Greek yogurt. So yes, it's great in these yogurt!

Yogurt bowl with fruit and toppings.

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Yogurt bowl on a blue countertop with granola, berries, chia seeds, and honey.

Yogurt Bowls with Granola

Make Greek yogurt bowls for an easy and healthy breakfast. This protein packed dish is always filling!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl

Ingredients

  • cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • cup mixed berries e.g. raspberries, blueberries or diced strawberries
  • ¼ cup granola homemade or store bought
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds optional

Instructions

  • Add the Greek yogurt to a bowl or airtight container.
  • Then top with fruit, granola and honey.
  • Serve immediately!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 2mg

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49 Comments

  1. What a lovely combination... and what a delicious result! I love yogurt and granola together, though lactose intolerance made it tough for the last few years, but since I'm apparently good with dairy now, I want to try this immediately! What a great light dessert!

  2. yum, i love yogurt with granola this is definitely a must try. maybe with some dark chocolate chips I have left over from holiday baking!

  3. Adding the butterscotch chips would definitely take this from a breakfast to a dessert for me! Excellent idea!

  4. It would have to be the same as you - as a topping on yogurt. I never would have thought about using butterscotch chips, though. I typically use chocolate chips.

  5. I love that you are best friends with dessert! Too cute!

    Love the parfait recipe too! My children would love yogurt if butterscotch chips were added to it!

    Pinning and sharing everywhere! 🙂
    ~ Ashley

  6. I love adding granola to my yogurt! Never thought to serve it for dessert but will definitley have to try it!

  7. I never would have thought to add butterscotch chips to a yogurt parfait! I'm really excited to make some of these for the kids now. You're absolutely inspiring me!

  8. Oh I love yogurt parfaits. They're always so tasty and they feel so much more decadent than they really are. Yum!

  9. This looks so, so good! I haven't had yogurt and granola in a long time, but it is one of my all-time favorites! Thanks for sharing this recipe?I now want to try this granola! Yum!

    1. It's one of my faves, too! 🙂 Granola is so good! I'm super picky about the texture though, this was a good find 🙂

  10. We think so alike! Your parfait looks so good. Andrew loves butterscotch chips (and I do, too!) so we will need to make these one day soon. Thanks for the recipe!