We visited Iceland this last summer as a family. We spent two weeks in a van, driving through fields of lava rock covered in neon-green moss. We saw a few trolls, took a few pictures, ate more than a few delicious meals…(like these giant bread bowls and soup!)
But believe it or not, some of my favorite meals we ate there were our “homemade” breakfasts. We’d go to the grocery stores and stock up on breakfast food to enjoy at our cozy air bnbs we stayed at along the way. Breakfast typically included fresh bakery goods and a large Greek Yogurt Parfait Bowl made from Iceland’s famous “Skyr” yogurt (piled high with muesli of course). This was the first time I tried pear-flavored yogurt, and IT. WAS. AMAZING.
I haven’t found Skyr yogurt where I live in Utah. But, luckily there’s a brand of “Icelandic yogurt” just as good, right at my local grocery store…
Have you tried it? Oh yum. That thick, creamy, deliciousness is to die for. They add minimal sweetener to the yogurt, so there’s more protein than sugar, which is so rare for flavored yogurts. I’m telling you guys, this stuff is the BOMB.com.
So, bringing it back to Iceland in your kitchen. Grab a carton of Siggi’s vanilla yogurt and spoon it into a bowl. Zest a lemon. Sprinkle some berries on top. POUR (ok, maybe we should tell you to sprinkle, but you’ll end up pouring anyways) some homemade crunchy granola on top, and dig in.
Good luck just eating one Greek Yogurt Parfait Bowl. They’re known to be addictive. 😉
- 1 container Siggi's vanilla yogurt
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- Fresh berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.
- 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup puffed rice
- 3 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- Generous pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Place a piece of PARCHMENT PAPER on a baking sheet. This step is very important. If you use tin foil, granola may burn. If you don't use anything, granola will stick to pan, specifically the buckwheat groats. (I speak from experience haha.)
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until grains are evenly coated in wet ingredients.
- Spread granola evenly on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Set to broil, and broil for 5 more minutes, until grains begin to turn golden brown and crunchy. *Watch closely during this step! Every oven is different and may burn if your broil gets too hot.
- Remove from oven and resist the urge to stir! Let it cool completely on the pan.
- Place yogurt in a bowl. Top with berries, lemon zest and granola.
*The serving size for this says one, because it calls for 1 carton of yogurt. However, this makes a few cups of granola, so store the extra granola in an airtight container and use throughout the week (if it makes it that long...)