Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chobani Greek Yogurt and Granola Popsicles

1yogurt popsiclesI have a confession to make.

I eat breakfast in the car.

Sometimes I drink a smoothie, but often enough I’m holding a bowl of something and trying to drive at the same time.

This is all while I’m racing to get Amaya to school on time (we’re on time at least twice a week) because getting ready in the morning is like the movie Groundhog Day. We start the same way every day and I can’t figure out how to do it right.

Now, if I have to eat breakfast in the car, wouldn’t it be nice to have something that didn’t require two hands? And included all my favorite breakfast foods?

Granola, yogurt, honey.

Now we’re talking.

I really only love plain yogurt, and I love Greek yogurt, except for that yoplait one because that stuff is made thick with GELATIN instead. What’s up with that?

chobaniChobani has tons of protein and active cultures. The plain yogurt has a tartness that I can’t deny and when I taste flavored yogurts I find myself wondering if it’s really yogurt. I like it when I open up a package of Greek yogurt and I can see that thick cream. Yum.

I’d love to eat this in the car on the way to work. Popsicles for breakfast are awesome.

Chobani Greek Yogurt and Granola Popsicles (makes 3 Zoku popsicles)

  • 1/3 Cup Chobani plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup granola
  • 2 tsp honey or to taste
  • extra honey for drizzling—optional
  1. Stir together the yogurt, milk and honey. Pour a teaspoon of granola into the bottom of each popsicle mold. Place the popsicle stick in the mold.
  2. Pour some of the liquid over the granola and when it reaches half way up the mold, add more granola (1-2 Tbsp per mold) and then fill it up with the liquid. Sprinkle the rest of the granola on top.
  3. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Remove and drizzle with honey if desired. Serve.

6yogurt popsiclesFor fun I also tried some non-Zoku ones, and the granola of course got soggy, but it was nice, like oatmeal. (I know, you’re thinking, Frozen Oatmeal? but it was chewy and good. I like the berries as well. This one was a better serving size for breakfast.

Let’s face it, I eat a big breakfast.5yogurt popsicles

Chobani Greek Yogurt and Granola Popsicles, Non-Zoku version (serves one)

  • 1/4 cup Chobani plain Greek yogurt
  • 5 Tablespoons milk
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 Cup granola
  • 2 Tbsp mixed berries (can be frozen)
  1. Combine the yogurt, milk and honey in a small bowl. In a pint glass jar, layer the granola, liquid and berries. Place the popsicle stick and freeze for a few hours until firm.
  2. To serve, run the outside of the jar under warm water for 10 seconds. Pull out the popsicle and eat.


Chobani yogurt is perfect for cooking and baking and freezing. I like greek yogurt much better than sour cream, even! I looked over the recipes for Chobani kitchen and found a Thai curry I want to try (which would be a REALLY great way to save some fat on coconut curry). You should check it out.

Do you use yogurt in your cooking? How?

This post is sponsored by Chobani. All opinions and content (except links) are my own.



Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

First of all that picture is amazing. Did I tell you my freezer here sucks so bad I CAN NOT use my zoku? Yes it's very very very sad.

Now I want greek yogurt.

shar :) said...

I agree, fantastic photo...very profesional ! :)

Cant wait to check out that curry recipe using yogurt.

I need me some greek yogurt too !

yummychunklet said...

Love that honey drizzle!

jalna said...

You are my idol. You make amazing food and then take amazing photos of them. Happy Birthday!

K and S said...

yum! that looks ono! I usually use yogurt in place of sour cream and as a way to cut back on mayo.

Mariko said...

Damaris: That sucks! How can that be???

Shar: I love Greek yogurt. Mmmm.

Yummychunklet: Thanks!

Jalna: You are so funny. I think I should hire you to take all my photos.

K&S: I never thought of using it for mayo. That's a good idea because I don't really like mayo. Have you ever made yogurt cheese?

Emily (Chobani) said...

Thanks for this delicious recipe, and for stopping by our kitchen. Let us know if we can ever send some CHO your way!

Emily Schildt
Communications Manager

Nippon Nin said...

Oh! Too bad. Chobani yogurt was on sale yesterday at Winco but Nancy's yogurt was already in the cart and I didn't want to put Nancy back where she belong. This looks great! So how was the movie? I hope you had a great birthday!

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