Delicious plant-based yogurt paired with crunchy, homemade granola. Top this breakfast bowl with plump, juicy berries, tangy fresh fruit compote and a drizzle of spicy, maple peanut butter sauce for a nourishing, filling, vegan breakfast bowl at home or on the go!
This incredible, fruity, yogurt and homemade vegan granola bowl is packed with nutrients and protein. It's a quick and healthy breakfast with no added refined sugar, oil or salt.
This breakfast bowl is delicious and perfect if you follow a dairy-free or vegan lifestyle. There are so many plant-based yogurts to choose from these days (yay!!!). My absolute favourite (all the flavours) is by Maison Riviera and is available in most major department stores, health food stores, and at Costco.
It's easy to change the flavour (and nutrient) profile in this delicious granola breakfast bowl. Switch up the fresh fruit in season, add a tangy fruit compote*, a maple-peanut-butter-cayenne drizzle, mix and match the yogurt flavour, and try a variety of granola.
Is Granola healthy?
Granola is one of those foods that can be super processed and filled with sugar and fat or can be super healthy and packed with whole grains, healthy nuts and seeds, and spices.
This homemade granola is super healthy and delicious! It's loaded with healthy fats, plant protein, vitamins, and minerals. There is no refined sugar, added oil or salt; and it's naturally gluten free, dairy free, and all vegan.
Granola Recipe Options
This is not a sweet, sugary granola. If you are working toward decreasing sugar cravings, it can take a few weeks to re-calibrate a new normal. You can increase the sweetness of this granola slightly the first time or two you make it, and then gradually decrease the level as your taste buds respond (and they will!).
Adjusting Sugar in Granola Recipe (choose the one that works for you):
Add ¼ - ⅓ cup chocolate chips for a lovely chocolate variation. Throw them on the top of the granola when you take it out of the oven and let it cool without stirring.
Another option would be to increase the amount of fruit in the mix by ¼ - ½ a cup.
Lastly, you could replace ¼ cup of dates with maple syrup.
Nuts, Seeds and Fruit - nuts and seeds each carry their own flavour and nutrient profile so mix them up and enjoy as many variations as suits your taste. If your family loves a particular dried fruit, use that in the recipe - you don't have to stick with the two I've mentioned. I've used sour cherries, blueberries, and chopped, dry mango with good success.
More Vegan Breakfast Ideas
- Tofu Breakfast Scramble - served with crispy potatoes and vegan sausage!
- Easy Banana Nut Muffins - the BEST banana nut muffins ever!
- Easy Blueberry Cherry Jam fruit compote recipe. This tangy homemade fruit compote is so easy to make, super healthy, and delicious on toast, porridge or overnight oats.
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Healthy Vegan Granola Bowl Recipe
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- ½ cup plant-based yogurt* (per person)
- ½ cup berries, assorted
- ¼ cup granola recipe (below)
Crunchy Granola Recipe
- 1 cup dates*
- ½ cup peanut butter (runny)
- 4-6 tbsp hot water
- 2 ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ - ½ cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews)
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- ¼ - ⅓ cup chocolate chips (optional)
Cherry-Berry Fruit Compote (optional)
Peanut Butter Drizzle
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (runny)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (for thinning)
- pinch cayenne
How to Make Healthy Granola
- Preheat oven to 300 F. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the dates, peanut butter (or any nut butter) and 3 Tablespoons of hot water (more for thinning as necessary) in a food processor and blend/pulse until creamy.*Dates: if the dates are dry, soak them in water for a few minutes - then drain and use as directed.
- Add all other ingredients (oats to hemp hearts) to a large bowl and toss to incorporate. I used these Only Oats (GF).
- Pour creamy peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix to combine.
- Spread granola evenly on the baking paper and press to flatten.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden. Check periodically to ensure it is not burning (stir as necessary).
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- If you are adding chocolate chips, do so now, then let it cool completely before breaking up into chunks and storing in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Alternatively: you can sprinkle the chocolate chips on the hot granola, let the chocolate chips melt for a few minutes, and then spread them over the surface of the granola with a knife. Break apart after fully cooled.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Preparing the Breakfast Bowl
- Place your favourite plant-based yogurt* in a bowl or jar. * My favourite plant-based yogurt is the vegan series from Maison Rivera (best ever)!
- Add a sprinkle of the crunchy granola, and an assortment of berries or fruit (fresh or frozen).
- Optional - add a spoonful of fresh fruit compote.
- Easy Blueberry-Cherry Jam fruit compote recipe.
- Add a drizzle of peanut butter drizzle. Mix together the runny peanut butter, maple syrup, and a pinch of cayenne (to taste). Drizzle over breakfast bowl.
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