Keep cool this summer with these tasty Berry Yogurt Popsicles made with sweet Oregon blackberries and granola! These easy popsicles come together with minimal prep and ingredients. Eat them for breakfast or as an afternoon snack when you need to beat the summer heat. Both kids and adults will LOVE them!
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My kids just told me that these homemade berry yogurt popsicles with granola are tastier than store-bought pops. I'll take my gold star now, please.
As someone who values healthy, but balanced eating I do get a little giddy about treats that are both tasty and healthier than most of their processed counterparts. And when my kids are excited about them too, all the better. These tasty pops contain no artificial ingredients, no weird dyes, and I get to control the added sugar. Just plain unsweetened yogurt, sweet Oregon frozen blackberries, a little vanilla and pure maple syrup, and a sprinkling of gluten-free granola.
I also told my kids that they could eat these popsicles for breakfast. They gave me a verbal cool mom award for that little stunt.
Making popsicles with the kids
Summer isn't fully summering unless there are popsicles. And for a kid, popsicles during the hot summer days are basically LIFE. So let's get the kiddos involved in making them (even if it gets a bit messy) because according to my 7-year old:
- It's fun to make popsicles.
- It's cool because you get to shove fun things in the popsicles like the granola and the stick.
- You get to eat them and they taste good. And that's fun too.
Wise words straight from a kid who knows how to summer.
Minimal Ingredients that create Maximum Tastiness
- Yogurt. Plain, unsweetened Greek or regular full fat yogurt allows us to control how sweet our popsicles are. But you can definitely sub store-bought vanilla yogurt too.
- Oregon Frozen Blackberries (or Raspberries!). Sweet, tasty, economical, perfectly ripe, and available ALL year round. They're easy to have on hand, using just what you need and eliminating the risk of those precious berries from spoiling. Oregon frozen blackberries are my go-to for all of my berry recipes when picking them fresh is not an economical or seasonal option. (See this pie recipe, and this breakfast recipe, and this overnight oats recipe, and this dessert recipe...just to name a few...and this jam recipe...ok, done now...but don't forget about these scones).
- Pure Maple Syrup. Now sugar is still sugar no matter what form it comes in, but unrefined sugars like maple syrup contain valuable nutrients while also allowing us to determine how sweet we want our treats to be, which usually results in consuming a lot less sugar while still being able to enjoy the occasional sweet treat.
- Vanilla. Just a little bit gives a big boost of tasty.
- Granola. Homemade (if using this recipe just leave out the dried berries) or this grain free store-bought granola (at least $10 cheaper at Costco, not sure why the price is so high on Amazon) are my faves.
Making pretty popsicles
It's all about layering.
Half of the yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla get a quick buzz in a blender with the blackberries. Blend it smooth or leave it a little chunky for some extra blackberry texture. This is our vibrant pink layer.
The other half of the yogurt is mixed with the remaining maple syrup and vanilla. This is our white layer.
For a sweet, chewy popsicle surprise, granola is our third layer.
Adding a big spoonful at a time into a popsicle mold simply layer pink, white, granola, pink, white, and top it off with more granola. Kids love this part so if you've got a few of them running around get them in on this action. Will it get a little messy? Yup. But will they remember how much fun they had making and eating them? You betcha. Here's your gold star (fist bump).
The layers won't stay perfect once the popsicle stick is inserted which is actually my popsicle preference. And I can't get perfect layers with these pops even if I tried (with or without the kids participating), so there's that too.
But with imperfectly perfect layers of blackberry and vanilla, each popsicle chomp becomes a nuanced bite of berry vanilla granola bliss.
So who's excited for breakfast?! And snack time?! Or whenever you want a popsicle time?!
Me and my kids.
And you (fist bump).
More Tasty Frozen Treats!
- Grapefruit Peach Popsicles with Maple + Thyme a surprisingly tasty combo!
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Popsicles dreams do come true
- No-Churn Red Wine, Strawberry, & Salted Dark Chocolate Ice Cream a simple adults only dessert
Did You Make This Recipe?!
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The one in the middle is mine.
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