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4th of July Protein Yogurt Bites

Who is ready for a healthy treat sprinkled with a little American spirit? These 4th of July themed frozen yogurt treats are a great holiday snack idea, however you can make these any time of the year!

These yogurt bites are a great pool snack for kids, or for busy mornings when you need a quick and healthy grab and go breakfast. They are full of protein, natural sweeteners, and fiber!

You can make them with store bought granola, or you can make the granola yourself. The recipe is simple, so you can prepare them at night for the next morning, or as a last minute snack idea for your 4th of July get together.

Homemade Granola (optional)

  • 3 cups rolled oats (or old fashioned oats)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Parchment paper
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together all of the ingredients
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread granola mixture over the parchment paper evenly
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until granola is golden brown
  • Let granola cool untouched for at least 45 minutes
  • Break apart granola into small pieces and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks

Frozen Yogurt Bites (makes 24)

  • Mix together yogurt and honey
  • Place mini muffin liners inside mini muffin pan
  • Fill the bottom of each liner with homemade (or store bought) granola (about 1/2-1 tablespoon)
  • Fill each liner up to the top with yogurt (about 1-2 tablespoons)
  • Top each liner with mixed berries
  • Set in the freezer for 1-3 hours or until the yogurt hardens
  • Store in a freezer bag or airtight container in the freezer for up to two weeks (if they even last that long)
  • The frozen yogurt bites are best if you let them thaw for 5-10 minutes before eating them

I like making my own granola because I can control the ingredients, and of course the amount of sugar. Many of the store bought granolas are packed with sugar and not very many nutrients. If you make your own, you can add different nuts and seeds as well as dried fruit.

Of course, if you want the simplest option, you can always use store bought granola. Just try to look for options with the least amount of added sugars and higher protein if possible.

Whatever your 4th of July plans are, I highly recommend making these protein packed yogurt bites. They will be a hit with both the kids and the adults. For this holiday, I like to use red, white, and blue muffin liners, and the berries add a perfect patriotic touch!

I hope you enjoy this recipe idea, be sure to let me know if you try these out! Have a fun and safe 4th of July, and as always, happy Sunday friends.

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