Granola bowl

Granola bowl

5 min
A tasty breakfast does not have to take more than a few minutes to make. Our recipe is for a simple serving with a base of vanilla skyr topped with fresh berries, honey, your favourite granola, and fresh lemon balm leaves. The result is a satisfying and refreshing bowl with great flavours and textures. Ready in minutes, it is perfect for a busy morning or as a quick treat to tide you over between meals.


  • Pour skyr into two bowls.
  • Top with berries, granola, honey, and, optionally, vanilla powder.
  • Garnish with lemon balm leaves and serve.

If you do not have skyr in your fridge, you can use yogurt instead. Just be aware that since yogurt is more liquid, switching the base will yield a less creamy texture for your granola bowl. The flavour profile will also change slightly, as most yogurt has a tangier flavour than skyr.


If you want a delicious breakfast to go, bring skyr, granola, and toppings in different containers, so you can arrange it just before you want to eat. If you add granola to the skyr in advance, it loses its crunchiness. If you do not want to bring too many containers, you can keep granola and toppings in the same, but any juices from fresh berries or the like might affect the granola if you wait too long to eat it.

Questions about granola bowl

With this easy recipe that may be varied almost indefinitely, tasty breakfasts are ensured for the foreseeable future. Keep reading to find out more.

What is a granola bowl?
A granola bowl is a breakfast or snack typically consisting of a base of yogurt or skyr topped with granola, a baked oat and nut mix. Various other toppings such as fresh fruits or berries, dried fruits, seeds, nuts, and sweeteners like honey or maple syrup may also be included. It is popular for its balance of textures and flavours, and it makes for an excellent beginning to the day as it is quite filling. It may also be enjoyed as a treat in the afternoon or evening. Or even served as part of a colourful brunch spread.
What to put in a granola bowl?
A granola bowl typically includes a base of yogurt or skyr, topped with granola for a crunchy texture. Any type of granola you prefer can be used. For added flavour, you can top off the bowl with fresh or dried fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, apples, raisins, or whichever kind you have on hand. Other ideas include topping it with nuts and seeds for extra crunch and using sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. You can also add spices, such as cinnamon or vanilla, for a more complex flavour profile. Finally, garnishing with fresh herbs, such as mint or lemon balm leaves, for a refreshing twist is also possible.
How long does it take to make a granola bowl?
In 5 minutes, you can have a tempting granola bowl ready, making it one of the fastest breakfast options at hand. The preparation time depends on what toppings you choose. For example, do you need time to cut fruit and berries, roast almonds, or make your own granola from scratch? If you need it done as fast as possible, you can prepare the toppings in advance, for example, the night before, so you only need to pour the skyr or yogurt and add toppings in the morning.


Granola bowl
Vanilla Arla® Skyr
400 ml
Strawberries and/or raspberries
150 g
50 g
Liquid honey
2 tbsp
Vanilla powder (optional)
½ tsp
Fresh lemon balm leaves

Enjoy this easy granola bowl for breakfast or brunch

Start your day with a burst of flavour and texture by indulging in a granola bowl breakfast. Whether you savour it for an early breakfast or a laid-back weekend brunch, it delivers a delightful medley of crisp granola, fresh berries, and a drizzle of sweet honey. The harmonious combination of tartness and sweetness will dance on your palate, while the contrasting textures promise a satisfying crunch with every bite.

A soft base of skyr

Skyr works exceedingly well in granola bowls. The Icelandic dairy product is known for its creamy consistency and mild, slightly tangy flavour. Its texture ensures a rich, satisfying mouthfeel. It also makes for a good backdrop to the different toppings you can use on granola bowls. It pairs nicely with the nutty and earthy flavours of granola as well as the freshness of berries of any kind. When vanilla is added to the mix, the entire thing is infused with sweet, warming qualities making it even more complex and interesting.

With fresh berries and sweet honey as topping

Serving a granola bowl with fresh strawberries, raspberries, and honey is about crafting a complete sensory experience. The sweetness of the honey harmonises beautifully with the slight tartness of the berries and the earthy granola resulting in a well-rounded, delightful taste. Additionally, the toppings add to the range of textures. The crunch of granola contrasts pleasingly with the softness of berries and the smooth drizzle of honey, promising a satisfying variety with each mouthful. The aesthetics of this bowl are equally as enticing as its flavours and textures. The bright, vibrant colours of fresh berries, in combination with the gloss of golden honey, the rustic look of granola, and the fresh herbs, make for an inviting feast for the eyes. This visual appeal elevates the overall enjoyment of the eating experience.

More granola bowl ideas

The list of potential ingredients is practically endless. You can use any fruit and berries you like and combine different ones to create a colourful display to brighten a rainy day. Fresh and dried fruits alike will taste great in a granola and fruit bowl, each bringing something different. Usually, fresh fruits such as apples, mangos, and peaches bring more crispness or juiciness to the dish, while dried ones like raisins or cranberries provide a chewy texture. If crispness and crunch are what you seek, you might like our avocado smoothie bowl recipe made with chia seeds and nuts for additional crunch. You can also make homemade granola to incorporate all the flavours you enjoy. Find inspiration in our recipe for homemade granola and red berries topping or granola with quinoa and pomegranate.