Friday, April 11, 2014

Granola Garden Dirt Cups

It's gardening time!

You know the super cute "dirt cups" that are so popular with little kids? They always look adorable, but my kids can never finish them. They are mostly just interested in the gummy worms anyway. And while they look awesome, is plain boxed pudding really that good? Or healthy?

But these Dirt Cups are good for you. And they are delicious. And they are a little more grown-up, so when you go digging into one of these, you won't look like you decided to join the kiddos. In fact, they would be adorable for an adult Easter Brunch or Breakfast.


2 cups old-fashioned oats
3 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp cocoa
2 1/2 Tbsp honey

2 cups vanilla yogurt
1 cup mixed frozen berries
1 frozen banana

3 food grade terra cotta pots (these might be available at a local cooking store) or regular terra cotta pots with muffin liners and parchment paper
3 straws
fake flowers


1. If you didn't get food grade pots, line your terra cotta pots (wash pots ahead of time) by putting a deep muffin liner in the bottom of the pot, and then, using a long rectangle of parchment paper, wrap it around the inside of the pot, inside of the muffin tin, to prevent your "dirt" from touching the pot. Tie ribbon around the

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the oatmeal in the blender and pulse until the oatmeal is slightly broken up but still chunky. (It should make about 1 3/4 cups by the time you are done, so it shouldn't be too broken up.)

3. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, coconut oil, peanut butter, cocoa, and honey. Break it apart and place it on a cookie sheet, leaving it in small clumps. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.

4. Blend together the yogurt and frozen fruit in blender until smooth. Pour the yogurt into the pot. It should be a little thicker than typical yogurt because of the frozen fruit. Place the granola on top of the yogurt. You might need to break it up a little more.

5. Cut the straws in half. Place one half of a straw in each pot, upright. The granola should hold it up. Cut a fake flower so the stem is short. Place it in the straw. The straw should prevent the flower from touching your food as well. Serve immediately.

Note: We found you could even drink the yogurt as you would a smoothie. My boys loved it!

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