We can’t knock the pot and spoon approach when the alarm goes off late, but showing your breakfast a little love can be a great way of getting more healthy, tasty food into your morning routine.
The humble yogurt breakfast bowl can be taken to new levels by getting inventive with toppings. Start simple with a handful of berries or a scattering of oats, or get artsy by layering up the yogurt with your favourite granola for a speedy breakfast.
Spread rolled oats out on a baking tray and bake in the oven, or toast in a dry pan for a few minutes to bring out their nutty flavour. You can do the same with chopped nuts or seeds. These add a moreish crunch any yogurt bowl, and can be made in batch and kept in an airtight jar.
Stew your fruit
Warm, stewed fruit contrasts well with cold yogurt and can be ready to eat in 10 minutes. Try heating a handful of berries or chopped seasonal fruits, like apples or nectarines, in a pan with a splash of water and a spoonful of honey or maple syrup. Chopped banana caramelises nicely with a pinch of brown sugar for an indulgent fruity topping, which pairs well with a sharper yogurt flavour, like blueberry and blackcurrant.
Spice it up
Pimp up your breakfast bowl by pairing your favourite yogurt with a complementary spice. A pinch of ground ginger goes a long way and complements sweet flavours like peach or apricot yogurt with a drizzle of honey. Sprinkle grated dark chocolate over strawberry yogurt, or add spices like cinnamon to stewed apples and use as a topping.
Make the night before
Try this easy peasy overnight oats recipe for a fuss-free breakfast. Make it the night before, using just three ingredients, and dig in the next day.
Mixed Berry Overnight Oats
- 2 100g Yeo Valley blueberry and blackcurrant bio light yogurts
- 30g porridge oats
- 100g frozen mixed berries
- Empty the two yogurts into a medium airtight container with a lid.
- Add in porridge oats and the frozen mixed berries, and stir together.
- Secure the lid on the container and leave in the fridge overnight.
- Serve in the morning, topped with fresh fruit of your choice.