Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tropical Breakfast Granola Tarts


Start your day off right with these granola tarts with creamy vanilla yogurt, topped with tropical fruits and drizzled with golden honey.  Something your taste buds will want to wake up to pronto!

Individual Tropical Breakfast Granola Tarts with Honey
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Today we are waking up to these tropical inspired granola tarts.  They are a new twist on just having some yogurt in a bowl topped with fruit and granola.  They are fun to make and the granola crust is perfect to hold all that yogurt and fresh fruit.  A great way to start your day and get fueled.

While I was enjoying these tarts, I had a great thought that you might like.  With Easter, Mother's Day, and other special occasions coming up, why not have a yogurt bar?  The tart shells can be made up a day or two ahead of time and when it is time to eat, have a variety of yogurt and all different times of fruit.  Guests can make their own special tart to enjoy.  Since I'm a lemon lover, I think lemon yogurt topped with blueberries and a drizzle of honey would really hit the spot (guess I know my next creation).

I chose tropical fruits, because let's face it, if you are really getting sick of winter (like me!), then these bright fruit tarts are sure to be a great pick me up.  I was dreaming I was on a beach with my toes in the sand and leaving the dreary weather behind.  Kind of like Calgon take me away.  Here's to putting old man winter to rest and bring on spring!

Some things to note, you could use smaller tart pans and maybe get 4-5 out of this recipe.  I did not give exact measurements for the fruit since you can put on as much or little as you like.  It's also important to let the tarts cool completely before removing from pans to avoid any mishaps.  Also, rub some fresh lemon juice on your bananas to keep them from browning. Hope you enjoy this recipe!







Don't forget that honey drizzle!




yield: 3 servingsprint recipe

Tropical Breakfast Granola Tarts

Start your day off right with these granola tarts with creamy vanilla yogurt, topped with tropical fruits and drizzled with golden honey.  Something your taste buds will want to wake up to pronto!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 22 MINStotal time: 32 mins plus cooling time

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (not quick)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • 8-10 oz. vanilla yogurt
  • Fruits for toppings - mango, pineapple, mandarin oranges, banana, kiwi and toasted coconut (I found mine at Trader Joe's)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray with vegetable spray three 4 1/2" tart pans with removable bottoms
  3. In a medium bowl combine the oats, seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, oil and egg white mixing well
  4. Divide the mixture between the 3 tart pans and press the mixture evenly on sides of pan and bottom.  Be sure to leave a "well" for the yogurt.  I used the bottom of a glass to press the bottom down.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes until light golden brown
  6. Remove and use the back of a spoon to press the bottoms and sides again.
  7. Place on wire rack to cool (leave in pans)
  8. When completely cool, gently push up the bottoms and remove tarts
  9. At this point set them aside until you are ready to assemble tarts (can be made a day or two ahead and just keep in airtight container on your counter)
  10. Place about 3 ounces of yogurt in tart and then top with fruits
NOTE:  It is best to make up tarts right before eating so crust doesn't get too soft.

Recipe was inspired and adapted fromJessica Gavin Culinary Scientist
Created using The Recipes Generator

Perfect for breakfast or brunch.




Tropical Breakfast Granola Tarts

9 comments:

  1. This looks delish! Thanks for joining us at Tasty Tuesdays this week :)

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  2. These look amazing! Pinning! Thanks for linking it up with Funtastic Friday!

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  3. These look over the top delicious! I think a brunch featuring these is definitely in order!

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  4. What a gorgeous little breakfast bite...it almost makes me want to host a brunch!

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  5. The tarts look so so delicious! Love the recipe!

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  6. Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

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