Summer Fruit Breakfast Yoghurt with Oats

Summer bliss in a glass

Summer bliss in a glass


Enjoying the most wonderful summer heat wave – much too nice to stay indoors and blog regularly…..or cook for that matter….

Usually my idea of a prefect weekends involves pancakes for breakfast, but with this weather I hardly want to stand over a hot stove, endlessly flipping pancakes. Thankfully this fabulously summery dish crossed my path: some fruits stewed with orange and then layered with honey sweetened yoghurt and roasted oats.

The magic in this dish is the contrast of flavours and textures: tart fruit topped with gently sweet smooth yoghurt and crunchy oats.

The original recipe involved a few more steps (and calories): some cream whipped stiff with golden sugar that is folded into the yoghurt and finally some cookies crumbled over the top of it all. But I kept it a little simpler – as this treat is all about enjoying the summer.

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(a little altered from Albert Heijn ‘Jools Schotse Zondag‘)
Serves 2

250g mixed frozen summer fruits (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries etc)
1 twig of fresh rosemary
2-3 tbsp honey
1/2 an orange
optional: 1-2 tbsp butter
100g oats
100g Greek Yoghurt 0% fat

  1. Place frozen fruit, rosemary and 1/2 tbsp of the honey in a little pan.
  2. Grate in the orange peel and stir in juice.
  3. Bring to the boil. After a few minutes, when the fruit is soft and has released some juice, use a slotted spoon to remove the fruit and allow it to cool.
  4. Discard the rosemary and allow the sauce to cook a little longer and thicken. Add to the fruit.
  5. In a separate pan melt the butter (if using) and add oats and 1 tbsp of honey. Cook stirring regularly until the oats have turned golden.
  6. Stir the remaining tbsp of honey into the yoghurt.
  7. Layer the glasses with fruit, yoghurt, oats (repeat layers). Finish with a little fruit and/or oats.

Tips & Variations

  • Whip 50g cream with some golden sugar until stiff and fold into the yoghurt
  • Add some crumbled cookies to the layers


...and now off to have summer adventures...

…and now off to have summer adventures…

    • afracooking said:

      Thank you! It is the simplest little recipe!

  1. Love easy, tasty recipes like this! I bet it’s very yummy with the rosemary and orange. 🙂

    • afracooking said:

      You got it just right: it is the orange and rosemary that just add that little bit of extra!!

  2. Yummm! Here I can use my home grown rosemary too! A lovely tasty special breakfast! x

    • afracooking said:

      Makes me proud to hear that this little recipe can compete with your fabulous breakfast smoothies 😉 Thank you, my dear! x

      • xxx 🙂 Ooh yes!

    • afracooking said:

      That is really sweet of you to say. Especially as I really was struggling with the presentation 🙂

    • afracooking said:

      You are exactly right: effortless enough for a lazy summer day, but at the same time full of nutrients to get you through a hot day 🙂

  3. I do love it when breakfast looks like dessert! It’s a very pretty parfait you have there and more so in the grown up Martini glass. Pretty!!!

    • afracooking said:

      🙂 hihi I have to admit that holding that glass by its stem and spooning my breakfast from it added that special little touch – that moment when you grin to yourself about how blissful life can be 🙂

  4. This looks and sounds deliciously refreshing, Afra! Ich fühle mich bei dieser Hitze schon ein paar angenehme Grad kühler beim Anschauen und Lesen :-).

    • afracooking said:

      🙂 Ja bei dieser hitze schaue und lese ich auch lieber als das ich in der kueche stehe. Das kochen ist bei mir im augenblick auch auf dem “back burner” gelandet 😉

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