Start your morning off right with a gluten-free granola yogurt bowl made with homemade grain-free and nut-free granola and tahini yogurt.
While I’m not a fan of cereal, I do like to start my day with a little crunch sometimes, so that’s where this gluten-free granola yogurt bowl comes into play. It’s a quick and easy way to start the day, and is loaded up with lots of crisp and crunchy homemade grain-free and nut-free granola.
You just need a few things to make your own…
It starts with seeds, and lots of them; chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame to be exact. I’ve swapped out the oats and nuts found in typical granola for a paleo and tree nut-allergy friendly version made entirely with seeds.
It’s light and filled with crisp clusters and has quickly become one of my go-to snacks. It’s much lower in sugar than store-bought versions and is vegan too thanks to the magic of chia seeds. The chia seeds are combined with water to create a gel that acts as a binder for the other seeds, creating those crave-worthy clumps that make granola so good! The rest of the seeds are pulsed together quickly to create oat-sized pieces then mixed together with the chia gel and spread out on a pan to bake. Everything is baked low and slow without stirring until nice and dry and broken into chunks by hand. I suggest you make yourself a big batch and keep it in an air-tight container to munch on through-out the week.
Next you’ll need your favorite kind of yogurt. I’ve opted for coconut milk yogurt to keep this breakfast bowl both vegan and paleo-friendly but you can use whatever kind you’d like (I like to use sheep or goat milk yogurt if I’m not doing dairy-free). You can of course make your own but there are so many wonderful dairy-free yogurt options out there now that I rarely do anymore.
Then you add a spoonful or two of tahini and fold it into the yogurt for a hint of delicate roasted sesame flavor and a drizzle of date syrup for sweetness.
Now it’s time for the toppings. I’ve been using fresh strawberries because they are in season right now but you can use any kind of berries or fruit you’d like.
Last is a generous handful of granola and you’re all set! You can layer the yogurt fruit and granola into a small mason jar to make a portable parfait or just pile everything into a bowl. This may just be your new favorite breakfast or snack!
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