Rocket Fuel: Granola Yogurt Bark

If you’ve just finished up a run on asphalt that was seemingly on fire, you’ll appreciate having these frosty treats ready to welcome you home.


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In the throes of summer, all generations of a household will enjoy cooling down with this yogurt bark, which provides a winning mix of protein, carbs, and anti-inflammatory antioxidants (merci, tart cherries). If you’ve just finished up a run on asphalt that was seemingly on fire, you’ll appreciate having these frosty chunks ready to welcome you home.

I prefer not to use fat-free yogurt for this recipe since a little bit of fat gives the frozen bark a creamier mouthfeel and reduces the formation of ice crystals.

Game Changers

  • Use vanilla yogurt and omit honey and vanilla extract
  • Replace dried cherries with dried cranberries or fresh blueberries
  • Swap out granola for chopped nuts

Granola Yogurt Bark

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (optional)
  • 1⁄3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 cup granola

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Stir together yogurt, honey, vanilla, orange zest (if using), and a pinch of salt. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Spread out yogurt mixture about ½-inch thick. Sprinkle on tart cherries and granola and press down gently to help them adhere.

  2. Step 2

    Place sheet in freezer until set, about 1 hour. Break bark into desired-sized pieces and store in an airtight container or bag in the freezer for up to 1 month.



Adapted from Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Fuel for Sports and Adventure by Matthew Kadey, RD with permission of VeloPress.