Breakfast Made Easy with these Yogurt Granola Cups

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It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A staple that will quickly become a new favorite are these crunchy yogurt granola cups. Top them off with your choice of yogurt and toppings for a delicious breakfast on-the-go!

Yogurt granola cups on white wooden board.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

You’re only a few simple ingredients away from being able to make these yogurt granola cups at home. They keep well, making them perfect for meal prep, they taste great, are easy to store, and have a wonderful crunchy texture. You can also throw a couple of these in your kids’ lunch boxes for a healthy snack option!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Below are the ingredients you’ll want to have on hand before setting out to make these oat delights. Luckily, most of these are pantry staples. 

Ingredients for granola cups.
  • Oats
  • Coconut oil
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Honey

See recipe card for quantities.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Here you’ll find easy to follow instructions along with process shots so that making these granola yogurt cups at home is a breeze!

Granola cup ingredients combined in a bowl.

1. In a large bowl, combine your oats, cinnamon, salt, and shredded coconut.. Next, add in honey and coconut oil. Combine well with a spatula.

Granola in a muffin tin.

2. Using a small cookie scoop, add an even amount of oat mixture to each muffin liner.

Small glass pressing granola into a muffin tin.

3. Cut a small piece of parchment paper and place it on one of the muffin cups. Then place the bottom of a small cup over that and press down. Repeat this process for the remaining oat cups.

Granola cups before being baked.

4. Each granola cup should now look like a small bowl after pressing them down with the glass cup. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes. After removing from the oven, place muffin pan on a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Release the cups from the muffin liners and fill them with a spoonful of your favourite yogurt. 

Baked yogurt granola cups.

The image directly above is what your little cups should look like after baking and removing from your tin and cupcake liners.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Let granola cups cool in muffin tin for 5-10 minutes before removing them from the tin and lined muffin cups.
  • A fun brunch idea would be to set up a healthy breakfast and brunch bar with different yogurts and toppings. This way, everyone can have fun customizing their granola cups to their liking. 
  • Use this easy recipe to make your own homemade granola! Simply spread the oat mixture with a spatula over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350°F. Adjust the baking time for this. Check after about ten minutes. Granola will be ready once it starts turning a golden brown color. If it’s not ready, add a few more minutes and keep checking until done. After removing from the oven, place sheet on a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Once cool, break up the crunchy granola with your hands, toss in dried fruits like cranberries and store in an airtight container. This will be ten times better than store-bought granola!
  • If you don’t have any cupcake or muffin liners, simply spray your muffin tin cups with a bit of non-stick cooking spray. 

Variations

  • Granola Base – Feel free to add different spices to your granola base such as nutmeg and pumpkin spice during the fall. 
  • Protein Boost – Incorporate protein-rich ingredients like chia seeds, flaxseeds, or hemp seeds into the granola mixture for an extra nutritional kick.
  • Citrus Burst – Mix in some citrus zest (like orange or lemon) to the yogurt for a tangy twist. 

Substitutions

Below, I’ve included some substitution options to keep in mind when making these muffin tin granola cups:

  • Below, I’ve included some substitution options to keep in mind when making these muffin tin granola cups:
  • Yogurt – We opted to use a vanilla Greek yogurt but feel free to use plain yogurt, vegan yogurt, or any kind of yogurt.
  • Honey – You can use maple syrup in lieu of honey for this recipe.
  • Coconut Oil – You can use vegetable oil instead of coconut oil but note that it may alter the overall taste.
Yogurt granola cups with blueberries.

Equipment

Toppings for Yogurt Granola Cups

There are no limits when it comes to adding your favorite toppings! My family and I decided to enjoy ours with vanilla yogurt, fresh berries, crushed almonds, and a drizzle of honey. Here are some additional great options to inspire your next topping combination: 

  • Fresh fruit
  • Nuts
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chocolate chips
  • Creamy yogurt 
  • Our fig syrup recipe
  • Jam/jelly
  • Dried fruits
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Fruit compote

Storage Tips

These breakfast granola cups (without the yogurt and toppings) can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. If stacking on top of each other, place a piece of parchment paper between them so that they do not stick together. They keep well for up to a week. 

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Easy Yogurt Granola Cups

These yogurt granola cups are the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch spread. The only difficult part is deciding which toppings to use!
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Prep Time:12 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:42 minutes
Servings: 12 granola cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashion oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine your oats, cinnamon, salt, and shredded coconut.. Next, add in honey and coconut oil. Combine well with a spatula.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, add an even amount of oat mixture to each muffin liner.
  • Cut a small piece of parchment paper and place it on one of the muffin cups. Then place the bottom of a small cup over that and press down. Repeat this process for the remaining oat cups.
  • Each granola cup should now look like a small bowl after pressing them down with the glass cup. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes. They should have a golden brown color. After removing from the oven, place muffin pan on a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Release the cups from the muffin liners and fill them with a spoonful of your favourite yogurt. 

Notes

These granola cups (without the yogurt and toppings) can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. If stacking on top of each other, place a piece of parchment paper between them so that they do not stick together. They keep well for up to a week. 

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