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Quick and Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Bowl

If you love to start your mornings with a delicious, healthy and vibrant meal then my Easy Quick and Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Bowl is for you.

This recipe is so easy, I almost didn’t want to post it on the blog. But as Ea told me, it’s not fair to keep something so good from the world…so here you are. 

Let me introduce you to my favourite easy, healthy and absolutely delicious Breakfast bowl. This is what I have almost ever day or at least as often as I can. This breakfast bowl is loaded with everything good in this world, from fresh berries, to fresh herbs, to chopped almonds. 

Think lots of healthy nutrients and lots of delicious flavours and textures all combined into one easy meal.

In this easy vegan yogurt breakfast bowl blog

Ingredients to make healthy breakfast bowl

All the ingredients you need to make homemade gluten-free granola 

How to make vegan granola step by step tutorial 

Bringing it all together – making a Super simple breakfast bowl

Yogurt topping ideas

FAQs 

I like to call this my soul breakfast. Everything about this bowl speaks directly to my soul and I feel much, much better after beginning my day with this breakfast. To me, it tastes more like a dessert bowl than breakfast, but actually it’s really good for you. 

What kind of yoghurt should you use?

It all depends on your preference. I like to use my homemade vegan yoghurt because of the high protein that sets me up for success for the rest of the day. But if you prefer an easy non-homemade option you can always use a thick vegan yoghurt like coconut yoghurt. Coconut yoghurt also has the benefit of healthy fatty acids and makes this breakfast taste even more dessert like. I recommend you use your favorite yoghurt for this easy breakfast bowl. 

What’s great about this Quick healthy vegetarian breakfast bowl:

  • Everything if you ask me
  • Super easy to make
  • Quick – ready in under 5 minutes
  • Tasty and loaded with nutrients

How is this Easy Healthy Breakfast Bowl made? It’s very straightforward:

Ingredients to make the best healthy vegan yogurt breakfast bowl

½ cup Yogurt (Greek Yogurt or non-dairy yogurt) – you can use your favorite yogurt. I like to use my homemade vegan yogurt (you can find my easy how to make homemade yogurt instructions here). For a simple and quick breakfast bowl you can substitute the homemade yogurt with your favorite store bought yogurt such as coconut yogurt, or a creamy soy yogurt.

½ cup Fresh Berries Raspberries or your preferred berries – fresh or frozen berries makes this healthy breakfast bowl incredibly fresh, sweet and delicious. 

1/4 cup granola with nuts – that crunchy crispy nutty granola topping is like a tasty treat with the cool creamy yogurt. 

Fresh herbs – 1 handful Fresh Herbs Chopped (Basil, mint or your preference)

How to make the best easy yogurt breakfast bowl Instructions

  • Pour yoghurt into a bowl and top with fresh berries, top with granola and fresh herbs. Enjoy.

Homemade Vegan Granola 

There’s nothing quite like a tasty crunchy homemade granola topped generously over a creamy bowl of yogurt. My favorite chunky granola is great to make on weekends because it can last all week. 

Homemade vegan gluten-free granola ingredients 

Gluten-free oats – old-fashioned oats are a must have ingredient in a classic crunchy granola. Use a gluten free oats to be on the safe side – although oats are naturally gluten free they may sometimes be manufactured and packaged along with glutinous flour causing the oats to carry gluten. To avoid any risk of gluten in your oats choose a gluten free old fashioned oats that clearly states the product is gluten free.

Coconut oil – using coconut oil to make homemade granola is so tasty, plus it adds extra omega fatty acids and gut healthy nutrients. You can substitute the coconut oil with regular virgin olive oil or any other type of vegetable oil you prefer.

Natural sweetener – I like to use maple syrup. It’s rich and makes the granola extra crunchy as it bakes. Coconut syrup also works great as 

Nuts – almonds, pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts are all great in granola. I like to chop my nuts roughly to make them more crispy while still being easy to chew. 

Salt and seasoning – I always add a pinch of salt to my granola because it brings out all the flavors of the ingredients and enhances the sweetness of the maple syrup. For my spice I like to add a little cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg but a little vanilla extract is also a delightful granola seasoning.

Dried fruits – dried dates, cranberries, raisins, cherries or other dried fruits are all delicious in homemade granola. The dried fruits gives a hint of sweetness to the granola that’s irresistibly tasty.

How to make homemade granola 

Preheat oven to 350F (180 degrees Celsius) and line a baking dish with parchment paper. 

Grab a large mixing bowl and add all the dry ingredients; nuts, oats, seasonings and dried fruits and mix to combine. 

Stir in the maple syrup and coconut oil and pour the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the granola mixture out evenly.

Bake the granola in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the granola is evenly golden brown. Flip the granola mixture over halfway through baking to make sure it’s baked all over.

Leave the granola on the baking sheet to cook for one hour (the granola will become more crunchy as it cools). 

Break the granola into chunks and store in a clean airtight jar at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Great fruits for yogurt topping 

Fresh fruit is one of the best toppings for yogurt. You can use any fruits in this breakfast bowl. Some of my favourite fruits to use are:

  • Bananas
  • Kiwi
  • Peaches
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple

FAQs – all your breakfast bowl questions answered

What to do if your breakfast bowl isn’t sweet enough

Some people crave more sugar and that’s fine. If you’re one fo those people that need a little sweetness to start your day, I’ve got you covered. Just drizzle a little maple syrup on top of your breakfast bowl before serving and you are all set.

How to store homemade granola

Break the granola into chunks and store in a clean airtight jar at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

What kind of berries are best on yogurt?

You can use your favourite type of berries in this breakfast bowl. All berries work really well. My personal favourites are raspberries and blueberries, but strawberries work just as well…as do all other berries. 
Here’s my top 5 berries to go with yogurt:
Blueberries 
Raspberries 
Strawberries 
Blueberries 
Cranberries – especially dried cranberries 
Or use mixed berries to get all the deliciousness in one bowl.

Can I make a yogurt breakfast bowl in advance?

I wouldn’t recommend making this tasty breakfast bowl in advance. The granola will likely go soft and mushy and the berries will lose their freshness. You can however make and prepare all the breakfast bowl ingredients in advance and just assemble the breakfast in minutes when you’re ready to eat.

How to make granola nut free

To make a nut free granola simply replace the nuts with seeds like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds or any other type of seeds you like.

Can I add toasted coconut to my granola?

Absolutely. Toasted coconut is delicious in granola. Simply add the coconut halfway through baking when you’re flipping the granola over anyway. The coconut will become wonderfully crunchy and toasted.

How many calories are in granola?

Serving size 1/4 cup = 170 calories

Quick Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Bowl

Get ready for a breakfast bowl for champions. Made with yoghurt (greek yoghurt or vegan yogurt) fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or whatever berries you prefer), chopped almonds and fresh herbs. It’s so easy to make and so incredibly delicious. You would never guess it’s healthy, too. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Yogurt Greek Yogurt or non-dairy yogurt
  • ½ cup Fresh Berries Raspberries or your preferred berries
  • 5-7 Almonds Chopped
  • 1 handful Fresh Herbs Chopped (Basil, mint or your preference)

Instructions

  • Pour yoghurt into a bowl and top with fresh berries, chopped almonds and fresh herbs. 
    Enjoy.

Notes

If the berries are very sour or you just have a sweet tooth, you can drizzle a little maple syrup on top.

Looking for more easy plant based breakfast ideas. Take a look at my easy granola yoghurt breakfast bowl or my Rye bread buns

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