Dried Cherry Granola Cups with Greek Yogurt and Berries

Granola is one of those breakfast and snack items that a lot of people buy, which is a shame because it’s one of the simplest things in the world to make at home. Throw together some oats, your favorite additions, a little bit of fat and pop it into the oven – you’ve got yourself an easy, healthy breakfast that lasts all week.

Created by: Nicole Leggio, Cooking for Keeps, CookingForKeeps.com

Serves: 12Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups instant oats
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus ⅛ cup dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 cups mixed berries

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously grease a standard sized muffin tin with coconut or canola oil spray.
  • Stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, dried cherries and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Warm the coconut oil, butter and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the oil and butter are melted. Remove from the stove and let cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients along with the vanilla. Stir until combined.
  • Evenly divide the granola between the muffin cups and use your fingers or a spoon to firmly push the granola to the bottom and up the sides of the tins.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cups are just slightly golden brown. Let them cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then use a butter knife to gently work them out.
  • Fill with Greek yogurt and top with berries.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups instant oats
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus ⅛ cup dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 cups mixed berries

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously grease a standard sized muffin tin with coconut or canola oil spray.
  • Stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, dried cherries and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Warm the coconut oil, butter and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the oil and butter are melted. Remove from the stove and let cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients along with the vanilla. Stir until combined.
  • Evenly divide the granola between the muffin cups and use your fingers or a spoon to firmly push the granola to the bottom and up the sides of the tins.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cups are just slightly golden brown. Let them cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then use a butter knife to gently work them out.
  • Fill with Greek yogurt and top with berries.