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2 Sweet Treats With a Granola-y Twist

Need some quick dessert recipes? We’ve got you covered!

Try these mini cheesecakes for any meal of the day, as a dessert or even as a sweeter breakfast.

The recipe incorporates thick Greek yogurt and granola as the crust—what could be better? Top with fresh berries, and you’ve got a treat that will make anyone smile.

Mini Yogurt Granola Cheesecakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a standard muffin pan with nine liners.

In a bowl, combine 1 cup Sunbelt Bakery granola with 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil and 2 tablespoons melted honey or maple syrup. (Note: If the granola is too chunky, pulse it in a food processor to get a finer crust consistency.) Spoon about a tablespoon of the crust mix into each cupcake liner, and press into the bottom with a spoon. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool completely.

Using a mixer, beat 4 ounces of cream cheese until smooth. Add 1 cup of plain or vanilla Greek yogurt, ¼ cup honey or maple syrup, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat until well combined and completely smooth.

Divide the cheesecake mixture between the liners, and bake for 25 minutes or until the centers are set. Allow to cool completely, and refrigerate for a few hours, or overnight, before serving.

Top each mini cheesecake with fresh strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries, or just a drizzle of honey.

No-bake Double Chocolate Granola Balls

Combine ¼ cup coconut oil, ½ cup peanut butter, ¼ to 1/3 cup honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ¼ cup cocoa powder, and ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly to avoid burning, and mix until completely melted and well combined.

Pour mixture over 2½ to 3 cups of Sunbelt Bakery granola in a bowl, and stir to combine and coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or more until mixture is cool and easy to handle. Using a spoon or scoop, roll mixture into balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
The chocolate granola balls are ready to eat! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and let them come to room temperature before eating.

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