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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 352 kcal

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The perfect quick high protein snack!

Yogurt with granola is a delicious and very quick snack. I love making it, when I want something sweet, but at the same time try to keep my diet healthy and full of nutrients. It takes a very short time to prepare: if you use ready-made granola, then it is around 10-15 minutes.

Why is yogurt and granola healthy?

Yogurt with granola is a quick and very healthy breakfast or dessert. First of all it contains a lot of protein. Following this, if you eat yogurt and granola for breakfast you feel full for quite a long period of time. Obviously it helps a lot if you want to lose weight or just maintain a healthy weight. Second, by eating granola, that contains whole grains you add complex carbohydrates to your meals. They take longer to digest and help to control blood sugar level. Besides, granola based on whole grains is a great source of fiber and vitamins and minerals.

Homemade granola or store-bought granola?

I like to use homemade granola for this recipe. It has a benefit, that you control what ingredients you add to it and have a chance to make it healthy and low in sugar. Store-bought granolas are high in sugars. I am using only a little bit of natural sweetener in my recipe and this way one serving has a healthy amount of sugars. Furthermore store-bought granolas often contain hydrogenated oil that is very bad for our body. I prefer adding sources of healthy fats to granola: nuts, seeds, coconut oil. If you are looking for a granola recipe that is rich in protein, but does not contain any protein powder, check my protein granola recipe. It is low in sugar and perfect for meal prepping. Craving chocolate granola? I have developed a homemade chocolate granola recipe – again low in sugar and just a few ingredients.

Feel free to add any granola you like to this recipe – even store-bought. Cherries and melted chocolate are amazing with any granola and yogurt of your choice. Want to know how to choose a healthy store-bought granola? To pick a good and healthy granola is pretty easy – some basic aspects to consider and ingredient to look for are on my pick a healthy granola list.

How to make yogurt with granola

Yogurt with Granola, Cherries, and Melted Chocolate: Delectable Delight

Healthy breakfast or an amazing afternoon snack.

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5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 352 kcal


For granola:

  • 90 g oat flakes I used spelt flakes. Use large flakes that have to be cooked to prepare, not fine oat flakes
  • 30 g of maple syrup

For cherry jelly:

  • 220 g frozen pitted cherries
  • 30 g maple syrup
  • 10 g corn starch
  • 150 g water
  • 300 g Greek yogurt

For chocolate:

  • 30 g chocolate of your choice


Preparation of granola:

  • In a dry frying pan, fry 90 g oat flakes on the above average heat until granola is crunchy. Stir constantly. This takes around 10 minutes. Add 30 g of maple syrup, fry for another 3-5 minutes.

Preparation of cherry jelly:

  • Add 50 g of water at room temperature to 10 g of cornstarch, stir until the lumps disappear.
  • Add 30 g of maple syrup and 100 g of water to 220 g of frozen, pitted cherries. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and slowly add the starch water, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, remove from heat.
  • Melt 30 g of chocolate of your choice.
  • Create yogurt bowl: add greek yogurt (or any other yogurt you like), sprinkle with granola, add cherries and pour melted chocolate on top.


Calories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 14gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 316mgFiber: 5gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 105IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 2mg
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Top health benefits and facts

What are the health benefits of yogurt with granola?

There are a lot of health benefits of yogurt with granola. The most important are:
1) Yogurt is full of protein and calcium. Following this eating yogurt with granola helps to maintain strong bones. Except for this, having it on your diet list supports the growth and repair of hair, nails and skin.
2) It helps to maintain a healthy weight. Yogurt with granola contains a unique combination of protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates. Evidently it helps to control hunger and is great for healthy weight loss.
3) Yogurt contains probiotics. Moreover this fact is important to have a healthy gut and support a strong immune system.
4) Granola contains whole grains and fiber. As they contain magnesium and are full of antioxidants they help to reduce the risk of heart infections.
5) The combination of yogurt with granola is a great healthy breakfast that provides you with a lot of energy during the day. In addition it is also an amazing afternoon snack. You can add some sweets or toppings to yogurt and granola. In combination with greek yogurt it is amazing to satisfy your cravings.

How many calories does yogurt with granola have?

It depends on the type of yogurt and granola you use. If you use greek yogurt with 1% fat, then yogurt with granola would have around 200-250 calories. Whereas if you add greek yogurt with 10% fat, your granola with yogurt is around 300-450 calories. Furthermore it is important to use granola, that contains whole grains and is low in sugar. The best is preparing homemade granola. Check my recipe for protein homemade granola here and chocolate healthy granola here.

What are some good brands of granola to use in yogurt?

The quality of granola does not depend on brand, but on the ingredients that granola contains. To pick a good granola, make sure:
Granola contains whole grains: whole wheat oats, quinoa, brown rice etc.
Check how many grams one serving is – it should be enough to feel full after eating it. Even in combination with yogurt. To compare the calories always check 100g not the serving calories.
Granola is low in added sugar: check the ingredients, it is best to pick granola that contains not more than 10g sugar per serving.
Avoid granola that has hydrogenated oil on the ingredient list. Obviously this is chemically treated oils that are very unhealthy. Choose granola with healthy fats: nuts, seeds, coconut oil etc.

Can I make my own granola to use in yogurt?

To make your own granola is the best idea, if you want to enjoy a healthy breakfast. Store-bought granola is often high in sugars and hydrogenated oil. Preparing your own granola at home, you can keep it low in sugar and add healthy fats to it (like nuts, seeds, coconut or olive oil etc.). Furthermore to add more fiber, you can use whole grain as a base. You can store homemade granola for 2-3 weeks and then prepare it in advance every second or third weekend. Check my homemade granola recipes: protein granola and chocolate granola.

What are some good ways to add flavor to yogurt with granola?

There are many ways to add flavor to yogurt with granola:
1) Add some honey or maple syrup
2) Add nuts, seeds or dried fruit
3) Add your favorite fruit
4) Add cocoa nibs or chocolate pieces
5) Add nut butters: peanut butter, almond butter, tahini
6) Add low sugar jam

How long can I keep yogurt with granola in the refrigerator?

It is better to make yogurt with granola and eat it right after it and not to store it in the fridge. If you want to take it to work or do not have any time to prepare, just buy the containers with dividers. Distribute yogurt, granola and fruit in separate dividers. Store in the fridge and mix before eating.

Can I freeze yogurt with granola?

No, it is better to enjoy yogurt and granola when it is fresh and not to freeze it. It takes little to no time to add some granola to yogurt, so it is not saving any time freezing yogurt with granola.

What are some other foods that can be paired well with yogurt and granola?

There are a lot of other foods you can pair well with yogurt and granola:
1) Nut butters: peanut butter, almond butter, tahini.
2) Nuts and seeds: chia seeds, almonds, walnuts.
3) Cocoa nibs and chocolate pieces
4) Melted chocolate
5) Dried fruit: raisins, dried dates and apricots
6) Fruit: mango, apples, pears
7) Natural sweeteners: honey, maple syrup

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt?

Yes, it is a great idea to use greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt. It has a thicker and creamier texture than a regular yogurt and therefore tastes delicious. Greek yogurt is high in protein, contains probiotics and is low in carbs.

Are there any alternatives to granola that can be used in yogurt?

There are many healthy and tasty alternatives to granola to use in yogurt:
1) Nuts, walnuts, almonds, peanuts. You can chop some nuts and add to yogurt
2) Seeds: chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.
3) Cocoa nibs. They are a great source of antioxidants and are low in sugar.
4) Dried fruits. Undeniably dried fruits add sweetness to yogurt without refined sugar.
5) Fresh fruits. They are amazing to add fiber to yogurt and feel full for a longer period of time. Choose fruits high in fiber: raspberries, blackberries, oranges, apples.

How much granola should I use for yogurt?

It depends if you are adding any other fruits or sweeteners. If you are adding fruits, I would recommend adding 30-40 g of granola to yogurt. If you are just eating yogurt with granola, you can eat 50-60 g granola to feel full and satisfied.