These creamy Blueberry Breakfast Popsicles are made with yogurt and studded with granola, along with a few other secret healthy ingredients that make it the perfect fun breakfast for kids, or on-the-go breakfast for adults!
Popsicles have long been a part of the breakfast menu in our house, especially in the summer. And by popsicles, I mean frozen smoothies! Since my kids were really little I've been blending up yogurt, some fruit, and typically a veggie and some protein to make a special treat I felt good about giving them in the morning, and this recipe is just that! It feels good to have finally written a recipe down after all these years, so I can share it!
While this recipe is blueberry, it's just as easy to switch out another fruit, depending on what you have on hand.
And my favorite part about these popsicles? The added granola. That was something I hadn't always been adding, but one day I stuck it in before freezing and it was a revelation. The added granola makes it feel just a bit more breakfast-like and gives it a nice textural component too.
These breakfast pops are great for both kids, but also for adults on the go! Seriously, a healthy breakfast you can make ahead and literally eat on your way to work: what's not to love?
So let's get to making it! The text below offers some tips for making it, or you can scroll down to the bottom for the complete recipe.
More of a visual learner? Check out the video of me making it (below near the recipe) to see just how it's done!
Ingredients Needed and Substitutions
Here is a brief overview of the ingredients needed for this recipe. The full recipe with quantities is listed below this text in the recipe card. If substitutions are available for this recipe, they'll be listed here. If you don't see a substitution you are looking for, please leave a comment below.
- blueberries (fresh or frozen is fine, but I almost always use frozen wild blueberries because they have the best flavor)
- spinach (baby spinach or baby kale is good here!)
- vanilla greek yogurt (or really any type of yogurt, including unsweetened)
- honey (or maple syrup, or just omit it, but it helps keep it a bit creamier and without it, the pop tastes more icy)
- cashew butter (for a nut-free pop this can be skipped, also a different type of nut butter or seed butter also works equally well)
- granola (any type, store-bought or homemade...but for this recipe, I like to use a granola that is primarily oats)
Let's Talk Popsicle Molds
There are tons of different choices for popsicle molds! There are many shapes, sizes, and materials. The most common types are plastic, stainless steel, or silicone molds.
I have about 6 different popsicle molds of differing materials and shapes, and I like them all for different reasons. For this recipe, I love the silicone molds, because the pops so easily come out.
Here is the exact silicone popsicle mold I have and use.
The amount of popsicles this recipe yields will depend on the size of your popsicle mold.
Overview of Steps to Make Breakfast Pops
These are pretty simple to put together:
- blend the popsicle mixture
- add granola to the pop molds
- fill it with the popsicle mixture
- top it off with more granola
Tips for Unmolding the Popsicles
One of the easiest and most effective methods to unmold the popsicles is to place the entire mold in a large bowl of hot water. Make sure not to let any water get inside the molds themselves, and leave them in the bowl for around 30 seconds. After that, the popsicles should slide out with ease!
If you're using individual molds, you can place each in a tall glass of hot water instead.
The silicone molds work a little differently in that you more than likely can just push hard on the bottom, and the popsicles will likely pop right out. If they don't, using the water trick should help.
Best Way to Store Homemade Popsicles
It's best to remove the popsicles from the mold within a day after it's been made, especially if it's in a plastic container. This prevents any off-tastes or smells from getting in the popsicles after sitting in the container for too long.
Then, wrap each popsicle in some parchment paper, and store it inside a plastic or air-tight container.
They won't last indefinitely, especially because of the spinach. They are best consumed within 2-3 weeks.
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A creamy blueberry and yogurt-based popsicle studded with granola (and few secret healthy ingredients snuck in) that is the perfect fun breakfast for kids, or on-the-go breakfast for adults!
- 2 cups blueberries (frozen wild blueberries are great here)
- 1 big handful of spinach
- 1 large ripe banana (or 2 small)
- 1-½ cups (17 ounces) vanilla greek yogurt (or unsweetened or vanilla)
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
- 2 tablespoons cashew butter (optional)
- 1-¼ cups granola (store-bought or homemade)
- Add fruit, spinach, banana, yogurt, honey, and cashew butter to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add 1 tablespoon of granola into each popsicle mold.
- Pour the blueberry yogurt mixture in, filling just shy of the top.
- Top each popsicle with one more tablespoon of granola.
- Add the cover and popsicle sticks.
- Freeze overnight until frozen.
This recipe produces approximately 2 cups of blueberry yogurt filling. The number of popsicles it makes will depend on the size and type of popsicle mold used.
Use any type of nut or seed butter, or omit it all together.
Keywords: Blueberry Breakfast Popsicles