This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Homemade granola is the perfect crunchy addition to lots of breakfast foods like Greek yogurt, to eating it like cereal, or even grabbing a handful as a snack!
This homemade granola is extra special, the addition of freeze dried strawberries and dark chocolate chips really sets it apart.
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Homemade Granola – delicious and super easy!
FAGE Total 0% plain Greek yogurt is #PlainExtraordinary. I love starting my day off with a portion of FAGE and adding some yummy toppings.
I personally love to top FAGE with my homemade granola recipe, but it is delicious on its own as well.
What are some good yogurt toppings?
If you are a yogurt topping lover like me, here are some ideas to kick up your morning treat!
Of course, homemade granola always hits the spot! Making it at home is so easy and cost effective, plus you know exactly what is going into your recipe.
Fresh fruit is always a delicious addition to yogurt or breakfast parfaits.
Nuts and nut butters, such as sliced almonds, roasted pecans or sunflower butter packs, even more, protein into your morning fuel. FAGE Total 0% plain Greek yogurt is already protein-rich, all-natural, with no added sugars.
A quick keto breakfast- FAGE Greek yogurt topped with a handful of berries and chopped nuts – delicious!
How to make homemade granola clusters?
First, we have to make the granola. We just whisk together melted coconut oil, honey, salt, and ground cinnamon.
Toss rolled oats in the honey mixture, then layout the mixture on a non-stick sheet tray or a sheet tray covered with parchment paper and bake until golden brown.
You have to let the homemade granola cool completely.
To get more clumpy granola as I like, press down the oat mixture with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. Then, let cool. This will form a huge clump of granola that you can now break up with your hands.
Next, add your dried fruit or nuts. My recipe calls for freeze dried strawberries and dark chocolate chips for an unexpected, super delicious twist!
Now you’re ready to serve your easy homemade granola over a delicious helping of FAGE!
Where to store homemade granola?
As soon as the granola is completely cooled, store in an airtight container or a re-sealable storage bag.
Keep in a cool, dry place.
How long does homemade granola last?
If kept in a cool, dry spot in an airtight container, homemade granola can last up to 6 months.
Can you freeze homemade granola?
Yes! Just place the granola in plastic wrap and wrap it tightly, place into a freezer bag and freeze.
Homemade granola lasts for up to 8 months in the freezer.
I just can’t get over how creamy FAGE Total 0% plain Greek yogurt is. I also love that it is Non-GMO Project Verified, made only with milk and live yogurt cultures.
Plus, talk about a good source of calcium! To take it one step further, FAGE only uses milk from cows that have been fed non-GMO feed.
I love having a bowl of FAGE with a portion of my dark chocolate strawberry granola. But, Greek yogurt has become a go-to snack and dessert around our house as well.
I always like to keep a bunch of containers of FAGE in the fridge for when that craving strikes.
I really believe FAGE is the perfect match for our lifestyle. Why don’t you try it out to see if it is a good fit for yours?!
Don’t forget that homemade granola on top!
If you are looking for more recipes with FAGE Total 0% plain Greek Yogurt head on over to their recipe page by clicking here!
How to: homemade granola
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Homemade Granola
- Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use a non-stick baking sheet, set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk to combine. Add the oats and toss in the mixture until fully coated. Transfer to the baking sheet and spread into an even layer, pressing down gently. Bake for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
- Place sheet tray on a wired rack to cool, the mixture will still be damp. For clumpy granola, press down the top with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. For looser granola, toss granola before letting to cool.
- Once mostly cooled, break the granola into clumps by hand. The size of the clumps depends on your preference. Add the strawberries and dark chocolate chips, toss to mix.