I hate to say it, but summer is one of my least favorite seasons. I simply cannot handle the heat. At least with winter, you can always put more layers on, and you eat lots of comforting food and cozy up in chunky sweaters. In the summer, you can only take off so many clothes and somehow the house feels hotter inside than it does outside, if that’s even possible. We are trying to delay when we use the A/C, so I have a fan on my window which really cools down the room at night, but in the morning, it just blows in the hot air from the outside and I wake up sweaty and miserable. By the time I make it downstairs, I barely want to deal with breakfast. Even cereal with milk feels too warm for me. I need something that will really cool me down.
That’s where these breakfast popsicles come in. These are a surefire way to cool you down during a hot summer morning, and only have five ingredients. Plus, you can make them one night and have something to last you all week. Well, almost. If you are like me, you might have two of these for breakfast, but that’s just because they are so tasty.
To keep things light – another requirement for my summer breakfasts - I used Blue Diamond Almond Milk with a Hint of Honey. I love the combination of almond and honey in these pops and almond milk is a much lighter alternative to cow’s milk. I also used plain nonfat Greek yogurt to help thicken the mixture a bit, a bit of honey to amplify the honey from the milk, and whatever fruits and granola I have handy. (I recommend using frozen fruit).
Fruit & Granola Breakfast Popsicles
- ¾ cups Hint of Honey Blue Diamond Almond Milk
- ¾ cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ⅓ cup fruit
- ⅓ cup granola
- Mix together the almond milk, yogurt, and honey together. You can mix this in a bowl, food processor, or blender. I used a blender for faster mixing and easier pouring.
- Pour the milk mixture into the popsicle molds. Evenly distribute the fruit and granola into the molds, using a butter knife to mix them in. Due to the thickness of the milk and yogurt, the fruit and granola will not sink to the bottom of the molds.
- Freeze for about 1 ½ hours. Stick the popsicle sticks into the molds and freeze until solid - about another 3 - 4 hours.
- To remove the popsicle sticks, briefly place the molds under warm water, then pull out.
Can we add dates instead of honey to give it that sweetness?
Hi Lana, Sorry for the late reply. You can try blending dates into the yogurt if you wish, but I haven't tested the recipe that way so I can't be sure how it will come out!
Where's the recipe ??
Hi Karen, It's at the end of the post!
I could definitely see myself feeling good about grabbing one of these for breakfast as we are running out the door to swim lessons this summer! I need to get some granola, then I will be ready to mix up a batch 🙂
Joanne Bruno says
I've been thinking of mixing yogurt into my oatmeal to cool it now...but why not do the opposite and mix granola into frozen yogurt pops! It's basically the same thing..but better.
Cate | Chez CateyLou says
I hate the heat too!! But I love the idea of popsicles for breakfast! What a fun summer treat!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
These are so awesome. I've been on a serious popsicle kick lately. And for breakfast even? I'm sold!!
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four says
Ooh I love how you incorporated the granola into the popsicles! And I love Blue Diamond almond milk, it's my fave! 🙂
It's my favorite brand too. I love how the almond flavor is so pronounced in their milk!
How much did you use?
Do you mean how much granola? I used about a tablespoon of granola per Popsicle but I didn't really measure it very strictly!
I meant the milk but then I saw the measurements but thanks anyway!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These look amazing! granola is kinda the best in literally anything and I've never seen it in popsicles! Plus, dessert for breakfast? I'm there. Pinning! 🙂
The granola is really good. It has a welcome bit of texture and flavor variety. It's like hunting for treasure in your popsicle!
Ali @ Home & Plate says
These popsicles are perfect for our swimmer breakfasts this summer. Healthy and full of delicious ingredients.
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Now this is my kind of breakfast! What a great idea 🙂