Granola-Yogurt-Fruit “Towers”

Granola is one of our latest favorite things.  And these “Granola Towers” are a delightful weekend breakfast treat.  You can get the kids involved in the construction of these towers – slicing bananas (or strawberries, raspberries or practically any fruit) with a plastic knife and layering yoghurt, fruit and granola as they like.  Little ones should be able to put this together all by themselves.  What I have learned is that children are more likely to try new foods if they make them on their own and/or you give the dish a fun name.

I have fond memories of my mother making this for me in a bowl with frozen bananas.  I have just added a little twist to it by “selling” it as a tower and letting Ria make it herself.  You can make your own granola or buy some, like we did.  The signature maple syrup and pecan granola from Flour Craft Bakery is divine and it is gluten-free for those of you who need it to be so.

10 thoughts on “Granola-Yogurt-Fruit “Towers”

  1. Beautiful! Yes, there is a lot to be said for the power of the name…. I got my son to eat “veggie chips” at a young age (sauteed broccoli stems) I think from the name alone! We haven’t had granola in awhile. I used to make it all the time. Here’s a fun recipe to make wiht kids:
    http://thehungryartist.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/granola-fun-with-kids/

    Granola Towers is a great name — much better than my attempt, Yogurt Parfaits. I will try it next time! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the recipe recommendation. I was just sitting here trying to figure out what to make for breakfast for my little guy and this seems like a good place to start. 🙂

  3. Pingback: Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal « A Little Yumminess

  4. Pingback: Weekend Baking: Angel Food Cake with Fresh Summer Berry Sauce « A Little Yumminess

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s