Hello! Today I want to share with you this simple and fun breakfast recipe. I had created these breakfast popsicles a few weeks back when London was facing an amazing summer! I had seen a series of these yogurt popsicles on different Instagram accounts and I wanted to recreate my version of it.
These breakfast popsicles are extremely easy to make. You can use coconut yogurt if you are on a dairy free diet or vegan. Otherwise you can you use regular fermented dairy yogurt which is very calming and nourishing for your gut health. I then flavoured it with a little vanilla.
Granola & Fruit Compote
This is also a sugar free recipe, hence the granola I use is sugar free. You can use your favourite sugar free shop brought granola. If you live in the UK, then read my article here where I have mentioned my favourite sugar free granola brands. You can also try your hand at making my healthy beetroot granola recipe which you can find here. These keeps you breakfast popsicles as healthy as possible.
I used an assortment of berries to make a sugar free compote. You can use any seasonal fruit available to make this recipe or you can make it with a single berry like strawberries. The choice is up to you. This recipe is all about simplicity, so do not feel you need to struggle with the ingredients. I have made this compote using chia seeds to thicken and xylitol to sweeten. I have also added fresh berries into the breakfast popsicle to add extra texture and flavour.
Easy Tips to ‘Un-Mould’ & Store your Popsicles
You will need an popsicle mould to make these breakfast popsicles. These are easily purchasable online or in any super market. The tricky thing is to get these popsicles out of their moulds without it breaking or melting. I researched and found this article which was very helpful. First you need to make sure your breakfast popsicles are frozen solid. Once frozen, you need to place the entire ice cream mould into hot water for 20 seconds or so. Do no just immerse the bottom half, the entire ice cream pop mould has to be immersed. Or else it will start melting at the bottom, but still be stuck on the top. After placing it in hot water, hold the mould upside down (the sticks facing downwards) and squeeze each of popsicles moulds. This helps in loosening the breakfast popsicles. Then while still holding the main frame upside down, pull out your popsicle. If it feels a little stuck, squeeze it a bit more. Do this squeezing and then gentle pulling for each of the breakfast popsicles.
If you want to store these breakfast popsicles to eat later (which is an excellent idea for a grab and go breakfast), place each of the breakfast popsicles on a parchment line tray or plate and freeze for another hour. This is because the unmoulding from the popsicle mould would have made it soft. After it has refrozen, place it in a freezer safe bag or box and keep in freezer for a future use. Lining it first on a tray, ensures that when later placed in a freezer bag, it will not stick to the other popsicles and can be removed and eaten easily.
Well there you have it! A super simple and healthy recipe for a yogurt based breakfast popsicles. I had so much fun eating this for breakfast! I felt like a kid been given a special treat! This breakfast would definitely make both kids and adults very happy. It also works as a wonderful light dessert post a heavy and spicy meal. Let me know if you give this recipe a try in the comments below. As always, if recreating and sharing on Instagram then do use the #meghnas so that I can be a part of your healthy food journey!