Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fruit Salad with Homemade Granola in Greek Yogurt

Know what you Eat - Fruits contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. Yogurt promotes intestinal health, improves lactose intolerance, builds stronger bones, enhances immunity, lowers blood pressure, and may even have anticancer and weight-loss effects. Granola is packed with goodness of whole grains & nuts and is a good source of fiber, protein and omega-3.
We normally have a very strict diet pattern at our home, very balanced food with whole grains, pulses and vegetables. But had to attend few parties continously and were over whelmed with the food we ate. So on a Sunday after all the overeating on Friday and Saturday, we had couple of people for lunch and i made this sinless dessert. Everybody just loved it, it was tasty and healthy too. You can have this dish as dessert in small quantities or have a bowl ful as your breakfast, light lunch or dinner.

Cooking Time - 20 mins(If making homemade granola ) otherwise none
Preparation Time - 10 mins
Serves - 6

Homemade Granola

Old fashioned Oats - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Chopped Almonds & Walnuts - 1/4 cup
Chopped Raisins & Dates - 1/4 cup
Chia Seeds - 1 tbsp
Wheat Germ - 1 tbsp
White sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Canola or Sunflower Oil - 1 tbsp
Baked Sweetened Banana chips - 1 tbsp(optional)
Sunflower seeds - 1 tbsp(optional)
Honey - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Combine all of the above ingredients except the raisins, dates and baked sweetened banana chips and bake in baking tray covered with parchment paper.
3) Keep stirring the contents continously and bake till the Oats slightly brown and nuts turn crunchy.
4) Once baked add the chopped dates, nuts and sweetened banana chips.
For the fruit Salad


Organic Oikos Non fat plain yogurt - 16 0z(2 cups)
Apple, Orange, Mango - 1 each
Strawberries - 1/2 cup
Orange juice - 2 tbsp
Grated Orange rind - 1 tbsp
Honey - 1 tbsp(optional)
Granola about - 1 1/2 cups


1) Chop Apple, Orange, Mango and strawberries into small pieces.
2) Add Orange juice, orange rind, honey to yogurt.
3) Now add the chopped fruits and granola to the yogurt and combine thoroughly.
4) Serve chilled and have this as a wholesome breakfast , dessert or a as a nutritious snack anytime of the day.

Event Participation

The granola goes to Low fat eggless baking event hosted by Madhu.

The fruit salad with granola goes to Food for 7 Stages of Life - Healthy Fast Food hosted by Radhika and Sudeshna.


Kalaivani said...

What a healthy fruit salad?can't wait to taste it.I just love it.

kittymatti said...

the pics looks soooo good, u have taken so much effort!
This sounds soooo goood!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....feel like scoping a spoon right now....healthy and yum.....

Kamalika said...

Pic looks awesome ... I have updated the my email id in the post. you can take it from there and sorry for the inconvenience...

Parita said...

Ah i can use this right now, m having tough time in office with all the work :( looks so delicious my dear and gives immense energy which i require right now!!

Kalai said...

Love homemade granola! With yogurt, that's a killer breakfast or snack! Nice one! :)

Ann said...

Looks so healthy and yumm! one of my fav snack of all time.

Mangala Bhat said...

Looks soo healthy and delicious ..nice pics r very inviting :)

Poornima Nair said...

Wow..thats definitely a sinless dessert and it looks so yumm.

chakhlere said...

It makes an amazing dessert!!
Adding granola to fruit salad is real nice idea

Nithya Praveen said...

Home made ones??? wow thats interesting.....good one!

iRaw said...

This looks pretty! And I love the choices of fruit you used.

Pooja said...

Oh what a healthy dessert for a guilt free indulgence!

5 Star Foodie said...

Delightful breakfast! Great idea to combine granola and greek yogurt with fruit salad!

Priya said...

Wow wat a delightful breakfast granola..just drooling over the first click!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely snack and lovely clicks too!
I love fruits in yogurt with granola - yours looks very nice...

Madhuram said...

I used to think before that I would not like granola mixed with yogurt, but tried it last month and have sort of become an addict. So I can imagine how good it would have tasted especially with all those fruits. Thank you very much for the enthusiastic participation in the event.

Prathibha said...

Wow...I can skip my dinner looking at this....looks so yummy and colorful dear..

Preeti Singh said...

wowwwwww salad looks soooooooo feeling and healthy and inviting....very nice click and presentation dear...

Deepika said...

That is a beautiful photo! Makes my mouth water. :-)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, really appreciate it.


Never tried this,I love this,such a filling and healthy one:)

Priti said...

That looks gud and colourful..nice pic

Varunavi said...

Wow looks great,kids will love this :)

Hari Chandana said...

looks very tempting.. nice clicks !!

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow what a healthy recipe love to have this any tine mouthwatering.

Aparna said...

No one has an excuse for skipping breakfast especially when it looks like this!

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