Breakfast Popsicles

It’s getting into triple digits here in Northern California, so making my traditional eggs or oatmeal for breakfast isn’t quite as appetizing as a frozen yogurt treat. Especially since I am up super early with the babe and will attempt to squeeze in a run before 8 a.m. Because I want something quick and need something to cool me off, I have been eating these as my default breakfast for a few days now. So, I share with you a how-to for these babies and a strong suggestion to eat popsicles for breakfast!  Actually, it’s not as strange as it sounds because they’re just swirls of Greek yogurt and the Roasted Strawberry-Vanilla Bean Jam from my earlier post.

I sweetened the Greek yogurt with a Honey & Sea Salt Caramel that I keep in the refrigerator for just such an occasion, however I am sure a natural sweetener of your choice would work just as well.

image

INGREDIENTS:

  • Zoku popcicle molds {or mold of your choice}
  • about 1 cup greek yogurt
  • sweetener of choice to taste
  • about 1 cup of Roasted Strawberry Vanilla-Bean Jam

**This made about 5 popsicles, so adjust the amount of Greek yogurt and jam according to your tastes.**

TO DO:

I mixed the Honey & Sea Salt Caramel with the Greek yogurt in a bowl first and then layered it with the Roasted Strawberry Vanilla-Bean Jam in my Zoku popsicle molds.  Fill to the “fill line” and using a skewer, I swirled the mixture together leaving streaks of red and white.  I popped the molds into the freezer overnight and the next morning I had a delicious, healthy breakfast treat!

image

Recipe for Honey & Sea Salt Caramel from Bare Root Girl

  • 1 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup coconut cream {I used Trader Joe’s}
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds removed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs organic, unsalted butter

In a medium saucepan, combine honey, coconut cream, vanilla bean seeds, and sea salt and place over medium low heat.  Mix thoroughly and place a candy thermometer in the pot.  Heat the mixture to 300F, about 30 minutes, or until the sauce thickens greatly and turns a dark caramel color.  Remove from heat, add vanilla extract and butter, and whisk together until creamy.

**This is an amazing sauce to keep on hand as I have used it in my iced coffee, on ice cream and now these popsicles!  So yum.**

Advertisements
Breakfast Popsicles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s