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Who says you can’t have cheesecake for breakfast? With a granola crust, vanilla Greek yogurt filling, and topped with bananas foster!
Are you a sweet or a savory breakfast/brunch person? I love both but since being coming an adult I tend to lean towards the savory options as they seem more practical. But I do frequently have yogurt with fruit for breakfast on weekdays so I took them up a notch for weekend brunch by serving my Greek yogurt in granola cups topped with bananas foster! All you have to decide is if you want it for brunch or dessert? I confess, I had it as dessert after the BLT benedicts haha.
In this recipe I used Cabot vanilla Greek yogurt for the filling because not only are they a BrunchWeek sponsor it’s the best dang vanilla Greek yogurt I’ve ever had! I also used Dixie Crystals brown sugar in both the granola cup and the bananas foster. When one of the main ingredients in bananas foster is sugar it’s makes all the difference to have good quality! Want to win your own sponsor swag? Locate the Rafflecopter widget below the recipe to enter. Full info about the prizes and sponsors can be found HERE.
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BANANAS FOSTER BREAKFAST YOGURT CHEESECAKES
Makes 12 cups
1/4 cup Cabot unsalted butter
1/4 cup Dixie Crystals pure cane brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup Cabot unsalted butter
1/2 cup Dixie Crystals pure cane brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp banana liqueur
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup pecan halves
2 Tbsp bourbon
16 oz. Cabot Vanilla Bean Greek yogurt
- To make the granola cups, first lightly coat the cups of a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large sauce pan, add butter, brown sugar, honey and peanut butter. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture starts to bubble. Once bubbling, cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Add the oats and stir until well coated. Divide evenly into the cups of the prepared pan. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of each cup (I used a shot glass).
- Place in the refrigerator and let cool for at least 30 minutes to set, or until ready to serve.
- Right before serving, prepare the topping. Melt butter in a medium skillet. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and whisk until sugar melts and is blended. Add the liqueur, bananas, and pecans. Allow bananas to soften and brown slightly, then add the bourbon and either simmer for a couple minutes or light on fire.
- Spoon Greek yogurt into the granola cups, top with bananas, and serve immediately.
Source: Adapted from my No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Cups and Bananas Foster Mini Cheesecakes.
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