Last updated on 19-Jul-2019
I’m a big fan of Greek yogurt and granola! They go great together for a quick and healthy breakfast or brunch option, for an afternoon snack, and can even be eaten as a dessert! The combination of creamy richness with crunchy nuttiness is very satisfying.
Here I’ll share two go-to recipes for both. These recipes are low-carb, and I eat them with a touch of stevia sweetener for guilt-free deliciousness. If you are not trying to limit your carbs, you can add your favourite jam, maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, coconut sugar, etc. I’m sure you’ll find a sweet element to suit your mood, diet preferences, or what you have in your pantry. 🙂
For the granola, I follow this recipe: Golden Low-Carb Granola
Now, for the yogurt. I make mine at home in my Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is an electrical pressure cooker that also works as a slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yogurt maker, and food/stock warmer. I love my Instant Pot, and I find new recipes for it every day, all over the internet and social media. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should. It’s a time/energy/stress saver in the kitchen and I can’t recommend it enough!
For the Greek yogurt, I follow this recipe: Instant Pot Greek Yogurt
The yogurt recipe post is quite long and detailed. I suggest you read the whole post at least once to know what to expect and catch some interesting tips and comments, but then you can go to the recipe itself on page 2 and print or save a pdf for easy reference when making it.
Making yogurt in the Instant Pot is not difficult, but takes a bit of time, there are a number of steps you can’t skip or do in a different order, and also temperatures guidelines you have to follow to achieve the desired results. I strain mine in the fridge using a large strainer covered with cheesecloth over a bowl. My hubby asked me if I thought it was worth it to make yogurt at home. My answer was yes! I love the fact that I can get delicious and creamy Greek yogurt for a fraction of the cost (if you have/save a “starter”, all you need is milk to make it again and again), and I know exactly how it was made and what went into it.
If you don’t have an instant pot, here’s a video on how to make greek yogurt at home.