Get Creative with Granola
I encourage you to try out a bit of variety when it comes to enjoying your granola. To the purists out there who sprinkle it in the bowl and splash some milk on top, God bless. However, there are other options, particularly when you want to incorporate granola into a plated dessert or beautiful brunch item.
Think creamy base + tangy, sweet, and tart fruit + granola garnish/crunch
Bases that are creamy - nonfat, full fat, plain, Greek, fruit-flavored yogurt, any flavor of ice cream, frozen yogurt, oatmeal, rice pudding, creme brulee, flan - the list goes on!
Tart, sweet and tangy = diced apples, peaches, grape halves, any type of berry, pomegranate seeds, citrus fruits, canned fruit, marmalade, dried fruit, freeze-dried fruit (grind up and sprinkle on top or around your dessert), chocolate or caramel syrup, maple syrup, etc.
Granola = Take your pick from seven different flavors of granola and find the combination you like best.
Here are some favorites:
Honey-sweetened Greek yogurt with diced Granny Smith apples and pecan maple granola - alternate layers in clear beautiful vintage glassware
Noosa coconut yogurt/ diced mango / Pecan Maple Granola
Noosa vanilla yogurt / fresh raspberries / Chocolate Fix Granola
Frozen custard (Culver's is our go-to choice)/ a little drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce or pureed, lightly sweetened fruit / Noelle's Original Granola
Warm rice pudding/fruit syrup drizzle / Hazelnut Cherry Granola
Steel-cut oats/drizzle of honey/your choice of granola
Baked apples or pears over warm custard sauce, topped with Cranberry Orange Pecan Granola
Creme brulee or creme caramel topped with Mexican Granola, garnished with fresh raspberries or blackberries
So whatever the occasion or the mood, let these three flavor profiles be your guide to creation all your own. We would love to see what you come up with, so definitely forward any pictures or recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll share those on our website. Need recipes for any suggestions above? Just reach out and I would gladly oblige. Happy creating!