Brunch Yogurt 3 Ways

Here are three super simple but impressive ways to serve yogurt to your guests as part of a brunch spread. All are at least gluten-free, paleo and (lacto ovo) vegetarian; and all can be made vegan.

gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian

Simple Peanut Butter Granola

1/4 c. date molasses
1/3 c. peanut butter
1 – 1.5 c. rolled oats
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Pinch salt

Melt the date molasses and peanut butter together in a glass measuring cup or small pan. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until all the oats have been incorporated.

Spread evenly over a baking sheet lined with a silpat or baking paper, making sure to leave some clumps.

Bake at 325 F for 20 minutes or so or until starting to brown. Let sit on the pan until cool. Transfer to a jar or bowl.

Citrus Curd

1 c. citrus juice (I used a combo of grapefruit, blood orange & lemon)
Zest of 1 of those fruits
1 whole egg
2 egg yolks
2 Tbsp. honey
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
Pinch salt

Bring the juice to a simmer in a small pan over medium-high heat. Simmer until liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup. Transfer to a glass cup to cool. Add zest.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, yolks and honey.

Drizzle the cooled juice into the mixture in a steady stream while whisking.

Pour the eggy juice back into the pan over medium heat. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens to the texture of pudding.

Strain to remove any little bits of egg that cooked and transfer to a jar or bowl. Refrigerate to set.

Quick Berry Chia Jam

500g bag frozen mixed berries
1/4 c. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. orange juice
4 Tbsp. date molasses
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients. Sit on the counter to defrost for 3 hours or in the fridge overnight. Mash with a potato masher until desired chunkiness is achieved. Chill 20 – 30 minutes to set.

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