So I kind of have a thing for granola, as you may well know. (Exhibit a, b, c, d.) I even like incorporating it in muffins, and my crumbles end up looking more like fruit compote with granola topping. It was my favourite breakfast as a teenager until I realised that the shop-bought kind was chock-full of sugars, oils and other processed ingredients that have no business being in my body. I stopped buying granola and started having smoothies and porridge in the morning (I was still eating oats, after all, so it wasn’t a big sacrifice) but every once in a while, on a lazy Sunday morning, there’s nothing like making your own granola.
This new café opened down the street. A cheesecake café. Edinburgh’s getting a bit hipster, isn’t it? I don’t mind, except for the fact that I obviously can’t eat any cheesecake there — and of course that’s been making me crave cheesecake lately.
So what’s a girl to do when she’s craving cheesecake and granola in the same week, and she happens to pick up some fresh berries at the farmers’ market?
Make breakfast cheesecake in a jar!
This is such a super simple breakfast to make, and it’s perfect for the summer days ahead when you fancy a change from smoothies or heavier breakfasts like porridge. Pop it in a mason jar and you can easily take it with you to work, as a snack on the road (road trip food, anyone?).
You could use cashews to make the creamy ‘cheesecake’ filling but I opted for tofu as I am trying to include more protein my diet lately. You could also use coconut yogurt or cream instead — it’s a versatile recipe.
This time around I used Oh, Ladycakes’s recipe for clumpy banana and almond butter granola, but I think I’ll try this recipe with my double chocolate banana granola next time for an indulgent twist!
[yumprint-recipe id=’28’] What’s your favourite cheesecake flavour? How would you personalise this recipe?
Just a reminder that my ebook is now out in GERMAN! Die Vegan Cookie Fairy Dekadentes Eis für Jedermann auf Vegane Art is now available on Amazon.de. Perfect for the hot summer days ahead!
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Love and cookies,