craved creation: dried fruit & nut granola



Dried Fruit & Nut Granola

As I have mentioned before, breakfast is pretty much my favorite meal of the day. I think one of the reasons I enjoy this meal the most is that, growing up, I always looked forward to going out to breakfast with my family. (My parents worked different shifts when I was younger, so it was one of the times during the week when the four of us — I have a younger brother too — would spend some quality time together).

Going out to breakfast/ brunch is still something I always look forward to when the weekend arrives. In fact, one place I always enjoy is Cake Bakery & Bistro in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. The restaurant lives in a former plant nursery, which makes for a really open and bright space!

During one of my visits for brunch with a friend, we decided to order their House made dried fruit and nut granola with Seven Star plain yogurt as a starter (we were pretty hungry that particular morning). 

Now, I wasn’t expecting anything in particular. Some granola. Some fruit. Some yogurt. Pretty standard. Pretty AMAZING.

I’m not even trying to be dramatic. It was that good.

I knew immediately I would be wanting more of this in my life, so here is my version of Cake’s Dried Fruit & Nut Granola.

Dried Fruit & Nut Granola Preparation

The key thing I noticed at Cake was their proportion of granola to yogurt was about 2:1. Not something you may be particularly used to (at least I know I’m not). It’s like the yogurt was a side show for the main event — the granola.

If you get a chance to eat at Cake Bakery & Bistro, maybe you’ll get to try this goodness in a bowl yourself. In the sad event you can’t make it to Cake and try some, here’s my recipe for dried fruit & nut granola.

Serve it with a bit of plain yogurt — the granola has enough sweetness and flavor, trust me — and enjoy!

Dried Fruit & Nut Granola
Dried Fruit & Nut Granola