Sunday, October 2, 2016

Masonable Mondays #6 - Savory Yogurt and Granola

Welcome to Masonable Mondays #6! Have you seen all the savory yogurts with crunchy toppings out there lately? I liked the idea so I tried Chobani's Pineapple one and loved it. I liked it enough to try to re-create it. So for today's 
#MasonableMondays I am sharing my version of Pineapple Yogurt with Savory Granola. There is really no recipe here except for the granola. If you have access to savory granola options you will not have to cook a single thing. It is as simple as layering crushed pineapple, yogurt and granola in a jar. For my #Masonable I decided to make my own granola. The Chobani flip had a spicy savory granola with almonds and pepitas. The spicy element was chipotle. So I tried to replicate that flavor in my granola. The Domestic Geek came to the rescue. She had a savory granola that featured almonds and a little chipotle powder. So I adapted her recipe and added pepitas. It turned out so good. It is so good with the pineapple flavor. Truth be known, I almost ate it all by the handful before I could fill my mason jars and fruit cups. It is that good! It is great on salads as a crunchy topping too. I think this is another great way to eat oatmeal.  I see lots of savory granola and yogurt in my future. I hope you will give it a try too.

Pineapple Yogurt with Savory Granola
Serves 1


1 wide mouth pint Mason jar
1 empty fruit cup


1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
5 to 6 oz. plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Savory Granola with Almonds and Pepitas (recipe below)


Place pineapple in a pint size wide mouth mason jar. Top with yogurt. Place granola in re-cycled fruit cup. Place cup in the top of mason jar. Secure with mason jar lid and ring.

Note: If you like a little sweetness, you can add a drizzle of honey or agave. Or substitute vanilla or pineapple flavored Greek yourt.

Savory Granola with Almonds and Pepitas
Adapted from the Domestic Geek
Makes 4 cups


2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 tsp. chipotle powder
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg white
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
3/4 cup Blue Diamond Jalapeno Smokehouse Almonds


Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl combine oats, chipotle powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder and salt. Stir well. In a small bowl whisk egg white, olive oil and maple syrup. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until they are well coated. Spread mixture in a single layer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Stirring every 10 minutes. Add pepitas and cook 10 more minutes, stirring every five minutes. Once the granola has cooled, mix in almonds. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Review: Baked Oatmeal

I finally found a way to prepare oatmeal that I enjoy! I have never been a fan of hot oatmeal. Oatmeal cookies yes but then again I would choose a chocolate chip cookie over oatmeal every time. But thanks to the Domestic Geek I discovered I love oatmeal in the form of a warm baked muffin (and granola but that is for another post).

I am sure you have heard me mention the Domestic Geek before. She is a very creative YouTuber that has the best mostly healthy, easy recipes and meal prep ideas. This week I decided to try her Baked Oatmeal recipe. I am hooked! This is how oatmeal should be consumed. They are low in fat because she uses apple sauce. They bake up moist and chewy in the center, crisp and crunchy on top. Much better than soggy oatmeal, in my humble opinion. The best part of the recipe is that you can change it up so many ways. She made Blueberry Coconut, Chocolate Almond and Cranberry Pistachio. I made Mixed Berry, Chocolate Hazelnut and Toffee Pecan. That is six ideas to top your oatmeal! Variety is the spice of life right?

For the original recipe check out the Domestic Geek's video [Here].

This is how I topped mine.

Mixed Berry
Top with a mixed berry dried fruit blend with blueberries, cranberries and raisins. Next time I will stir the dried berries in a bit. I found that 
because of the sugar content some got a little dark for my taste.

Chocolate Hazelnut
Top with chopped Hazelnuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Tastes like Nutella on top of your oatmeal. Yum!

Toffee Pecan
Topped with Heath toffee baking bits and chopped pecans. 
This was my favorite! It was so so good! Tastes like 
pecan praline topping. You have to make this one!

*Note: Spray the muffin tins or cupcake liners. 
The oatmeal will stick if you don't.

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