While Kate might be best known for her classy demeanor and wardrobe worthy clothes, we would be remiss to not mention her smoking hot figure. Always the athlete, Kate is in amazing shape and inspires us to hit the gym more often.
Yet, we all know working out and eating right go hand-in-hand, and this is something Kate is a master at too! This Granola and Fruit Compote Sundae may look like an indulgence, but it’s actually a healthy way to fuel yourself in the morning.
The Greek Yogurt provides good fats and protein to keep you full for the long run, while the Granola and Fruit Compote gives you a quick burst of carbohydrate energy to get you up and running. Pippa featured the recipe in her book, Celebrate, and apparently it was a favorite dish when having breakfast in bed while Kate was little.
The recipe makes a big batch of Granola, so you have extra for snacking over the month that it will store. I found the Sundaes to be a good breakfast for when I had guests, allowing everyone to make their own whenever they woke up. I also liked to assemble some in mason jars to take as snacks to work; Pippa notes in her book that they can be assembled and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
My only note on the recipe is that I think she suggested baking the Granola to long. I took mine out 15 minutes early and it was very close to being burnt. You will take it out every 15 minutes to turn, so just keep an eye on it.
1 Cup of Honey
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
3 Cups of Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
½ Cup of Raisins
½ Cup of Sliced Almonds
¼ Cup of Pumpkin Seeds
¾ Cup of Dried Fruit (I used Chopped Apricots)
2 ½ Cup of Mixed Berries
¼ Cup of Brown Sugar
Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon
1 Vanilla Pod
4 Servings of Greek Yogurt
Preheat your oven to 325F and grease a large roasting pan with Sunflower Oil. Gently warm the Honey and the Vanilla Extract in a small pan on the stove. Place your Oats, Raisins, Almonds, and Pumpkin Seeds in a large bowl and pour the honey mixture over it mixing with a large spoon so everything is well coated. Transfer the Granola to the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown and crunchy, turning the mixture every 15 minutes to prevent it from burning. Removed from the oven and allow the Granola to cool, then roughly break it into chunks and add the Mixed Dried Fruit. Stores in an air tight contain for up to 1 month.
To make the Compote, put the Berries in a pan and add the Brown Sugar, Zest, Juice, and Vanilla Seeds from the pod. Sauté the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, over medium heat until the Berries begin to soften and release their juices. Heat for another 2 minutes until slightly thickened.
Fill 4 glasses or bowls with a serving of Greek Yogurt each and divide the Compote evenly amongst them, pouring it on top of the Yogurt. Then top with the Granola to serve.
*** Shawn is a contributing writer for What Would Kate Do. She also writes her own blog, The Healthy Helping, sharing her favorite recipes and musings on food. ***