Thursday, May 3, 2012

Granola Stuffed Strawberries


Thank you for all the sweet comments and email about my book :)  I'm so lucky to have you along for the ride and cheering me on in this endeavour! 

Today's simple recipe comes courtesy of my 4-year-old. Homemade granola is a staple in our house. We all love it for snacking and breakfast, and homemade is much lower in sugar than store-bought. The other afternoon while B was having her snack, I noticed her happily pouring her granola into the centers of her strawberries. What a great idea! The past few days the girls and I have been enjoying her creation placed in a bowl of yogurt for a fun gluten-free breakfast or after-school snack.
 
 Yummy Hubby Santa likes to leave kitchen gadgets in my stocking at Christmas. Last year he left this strawberry huller he found at Williams-Sonoma. I will admit I initially thought this was a silly tool and would have never bought it for myself. But it has turned out to be a great little gadget - the kids love having the tops off their strawberries and it is even quicker than using a knife. Plus it's fun to do and leaves a perfect cavity for filling with delightful things like whipped cream and granola.
The girls absolutely love making and eating this. I can't blame them... it's totally delicious and much more interesting than a typical bowl of granola.
This recipe works best with big strawberries. The teeny tiny cute-as-a-button ones from our garden would not work here.

Aren't you glad it's spring?! 

Granola Stuffed Strawberries 

1 pint large fresh organic strawberries  
1 cup granola (see my homemade recipes here and here)
1 cup favorite yogurt (I like Greek yogurt with a little drizzle of agave syrup)

Using a paring knife or strawberry huller, remove tops and hulls of strawberries. Fill centers with granola and place in a bowl filled with yogurt.



28 comments:

  1. Looks like a fabulously healthy snack : )

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  2. What a great idea¨Those must be so delicious. A wonderful treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. I absolutely love how easy this is! It looks absolutely lovely. Great photos :)

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  4. You're brilliant!
    And I still can't get over how well your children eat. I try...Lord, how I try.

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  5. Mmmm, looks yummy :)

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  6. Beautiful Marina!!!! This is an awesome idea! My kids will love this. Thanks for all your encouragement my friend!!! Xoxo Hanna

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  7. omg want these this very moment!

    a book!?! i have some catching up to do and apparently a book signing to attend in the future!

    i referenced you in a guestpost written the other night and forthcoming on Design Chic! i'll send the link when it airs.

    best to you and celebrating your wonderful news!

    michele

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  8. Great idea, probably better than the nutella stuffed ones I've developed a problem with.... do you think a second lawsuit against Nutella would be sucessful? ;)

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  9. I must try these. Would make this breakfast hater into a breakfast lover if these were in a bowl in the morning.

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  10. Marina,
    The apple clearly doesn't fall too far from the tree...I believe your daughter is on her way to cooking, like mommy. I have stuffed strawberries with a cream cheese concoction before but the granola idea is inspired. I will have to try this.
    I love that huller, I used to have one that was like a pincher but it never really worked. This looks great. Thanks.
    Karen

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  11. What a fun, delicious snack!! And I am in love with your little gadget! So sweet of your hubs to get it for you:)

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  12. What a clever and wonderful snack!!! Your photos are beautiful!

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  13. Ahhh, here is the recipe you hinted about from twitter! It looks healthy and easy plus delicious of course. I like that little strawberry gadget you have. I may have to pick one up as we go through caseloads of strawberries this time of year. I love little kitchen gadgets that actually work and are efficent.

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  14. So sweet and creative! I would have never thought of something like this, and now I want a strawberry huller! My daughter would love these, thanks for sharing!

    Beautiful shots as usual too btw ;)

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  15. Awesome idea! I have to say I'm now wondering if I should invest in a strawberry huller for the ton of strawberries I plan on picking when they're ready locally :D I really love the yogurt and granola idea though - must try that for my kiddos!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful and delicious!

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  17. such a fanTASTIC iidea!! love it!!! your photos are awesome - I'm late on the scene (been dealing with some health issues recently) - but CONGRATS on your book deal!! so exciting!!!!

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  18. I love recipes like this that are so simple and yet totally complete. Strawberries with granola and Greek yogurt sounds like the perfect healthy start to the day - thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love this idea. It looks delish!

    *Erin

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  20. Delicious idea and beautiful presentation! Can I help, please? :)

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  21. This has got to be one of the best breakfast ideas I have seen. My son would love these!
    And I have to ask, what camera do you use? Looking to upgrade my lens on my Canon:)
    Cheers,
    Anna

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  22. Lovely! I may have to use a knife in scraping off the insides of the strawberries. Wish I could ask Santa for that same cute funky gadget. This is a real Spring Breakfast Recipe! =)

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  23. This looks like a great idea for a quick snack or breakfast.

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  24. this is so cool never seen anything like granola strawberries before ;) Do you think you'd be interested in submitted your photos to my food gallery site: http://www.healthfreakfood.tumblr.com it's fast growing and features many beautiful photos of healthy, fresh, whole food dishes such as yours.

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  25. Just saw these on Pinterest. Genius!!

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  26. Hi Marina, guess it was fate that brought us together (or Pinterest ...) I just placed my very first batch of homemade granola in the oven and can not wait to taste it later. I just so happen to have some fresh strawberries in the fridge we need to use up. Guess i know what we'll be snacking on later :) Your blog is heavenly! Really ... adding it to my reader RIGHT now.

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  27. Wow, it's fantastic! Best ideas are the simple ones.
    All the best for you and your family ♥

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