Tuesday, February 5

FRESH FRUIT AND GRANOLA BREAKFAST TARTS

There's no better way to start your day than with a hearty and healthy breakfast. If you do not find yourself to be one of the lucky few, you are most likely getting up early and rushing out the door so quickly that anything requiring much more effort than a bowl of cereal is too involved for a weekday morning.  However, if the components for these tarts are already prepared, the actual assembly is absolutely something you can handle in the morning.  Granola is one of those foods that is often perceived as healthy when in actuality many versions are not exactly nutritious.  This version is definitely good for you, and packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, commonly known as healthy fats.  The use of low-fat Greek yogurt in the recipe provides additional nutritional benefit with more protein than regular yogurt, and is sweetened with honey rather than sugar.  The combination of fresh fruit, thick creamy slightly sweet yogurt and nutty granola is a wonderful breakfast and a welcome change in any routine. It will definitely fill you up without weighing you down. Serving these breakfast tarts will be an unexpected surprise for your family and you will feel like you splurged in the middle of the week!

FRESH FRUIT AND GRANOLA BREAKFAST TARTS
This indispensable breakfast recipe is a new twist on an old standard. These tarts will undoubtedly transform an otherwise humdrum morning meal into a delightfully whimsical and healthy treat.With granola tart shells that can easily be prepared ahead of time, this recipe should be a regular in your roster for entertaining at breakfast or brunch. The presentation makes this easy to assemble dish feel like something special. Your family or guests will feel pampered and adored.
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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp pecans, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp cane syrup or maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1⅓ cup blueberries
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1½ cups low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
WHAT TO DO
  • Preheat the oven to 350⁰F. Combine the oats, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, salt, syrup, and butter in a medium bowl. Divide the mixture evenly among four small tart pans with removable bottoms. Press the mixture into the bottom, but not the sides, of the tart pans. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and using the back of a spoon, press some of the granola into the sides of the tart pans.
  • Return to the oven to bake for 3 to 5 minutes to set the crust.
  • Let the tart shells rest for 3 to 4 minutes, then, using an oven mitt to protect the hand holding the tart pan, carefully remove the tart shells from the pans and place on a rack to cool.
  • Toss together the strawberries, blueberries, and bananas in a medium bowl.
  • To serve, place each tart shell on a small plate. Spoon the fruit mixture into the shells. Top each with a ¼ cup yogurt. Drizzle with honey, if desired. Serve garnished with orange zest.

ENJOY!
~THE DOMESTIC CURATOR~
RONDA



2 comments:

  1. I love the presentation of the yogurt and fruit. I hope you enjoy my granola tart recipe.

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  2. I pinned this - such a great idea to make tart shells out of granola!

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