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Breakfast Bowls

This is an extra fun option for breakfast.  Women and young women especially like this one.  It’s a great choice for a Girls Camp breakfast or a ladies brunch, combining delicious creamy yogurt with four different fruit and crunch combos!   Pick one or a combination of all four!

Your Menu

Read on to see the quantities, recipes and everything you need to set up four breakfast bowl stations.  Then review your Game Plan – it will help you make sure everything goes smoothly.   Only the Sweet Cream Biscuits in the Southern Belle Bowl require any cooking.  These biscuits, which provide an irresistible sweet, salty crunch for this bowl, can be made in advance.

Berrylicious Bowl

A winning combination of vanilla yogurt, berries, granola and poppy seeds is a great way to start the morning.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bowl

Who can resist bananas, granola, toasted almonds and a drizzle of peanut butter!  Banana Bread never had it so good.  (Substitute Nutella for the Peanut Butter if any of your guests have peanut allergies.)

Southern Belle Bowl *

Succulent peaches and blackberries team up with creamy yogurt.   Luscious Sweet Cream Biscuits provide the salty, sweet crunch.

Sweet Cream Biscuits Recipe – Coming very soon

Aloha Dreams Bowl

Enjoy mango, pineapple, toasted coconut shavings, with raspberry and kiwi for a slash of tropical color.   A fun selection!

Your Game Plan

On your serving tables you’ll set up a serving station for each bowl option.  Placing a sign at each station with the name of the bowl adds to the fun.  The only item requiring any cooking is the delicious, crunchy Sweet Cream Biscuits (recipe follows) for the Southern Belle Bowl and those can be made either the night before or up to a month in advance and frozen.  (These are the same biscuits I use in my Jeni’s Splendid Sweet Cream Biscuits and Peach Jam Ice Cream recipe – coming soon!)   All that’s left is some fruit prep the night before and the morning of your breakfast and you’re good to go!

By the way – If you’re serving both guys and gals you’ll want to include a cheesy egg bowl with bacon pieces and/or sausage crumbles which will also require cooking.

 

Your bowls will have 3 main ingredients:

 

#1 Yogurt

This will be the first item on your serving line after the serving bowls.  Either vanilla flavored or unsweetened Greek Yogurt, sweetened with a little powdered sugar will work.   Plan on 4 ounces of yogurt per serving.

Sam’s has both: Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (40 ounces) – about 10 servings per container

or Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt (32 ounces) – about 8 servings per container

#2 The star of the show: Fruit

Each serving station will feature a different combination of fruit.   The Southern Belle Bowl highlights sweet Georgia peaches with a crunchy biscuit topping.   The Aloha Dreams Bowl features fun tropical options such as mangos and kiwis.  Or you can get creative with whatever fruit is abundant and delicious in your neck of the woods!

#3 Finally, a little Crunch

Each serving station will also feature a different crunch option.  Either granola or muesli works well for this.  The Aloha Dreams Bowl includes sweetened, toasted coconut shavings.  You’ll need about .4 – .5 ounce crunch per serving.  (This is about 1/2 of 1 crushed granola bar.)

I prefer Nature Valley Granola Crunch Oats N’ Honey.  One (16 ounce) bag of granola will serve approximately 32.

Sam’s and COSTCO both carry Nature Valley™ Oats ‘n Honey Crunchy Granola Bars (1.49 oz., 49 2 bar packages). One box will provide toppings for 200 bowls.  Our local Sam’s also has Daily Chef Ancient Grains Swiss Granola Cereal which includes organic coconut chips from Sri Lanka and quinoa from Bolivia.

 

When you’re ready to serve, here’s how you do it.

Start your Serving Line with

Empty Bowls

Yogurt

Berrylicious Bowl Station

Strawberries

Blueberries

Raspberries

Granola Crumbles, Poppy Seeds and Toasted Almond Slivers

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bowl Station

Sliced Bananas

Graham Cracker Crumbles mixed with Granola Crumbles

Drizzle of warm Peanut Butter

(Substitute Strawberries in stead of the Peanut Butter if any of your guests have peanut allergies)

Southern Belle Bowl Station

Peaches

Blackberries

Crumbled Sweet Cream Biscuits

Aloha Dreams Bowl Station

Kiwi

Mango

Pineapple

Shredded toasted coconut

Cheesy Eggy Bowl Station (Optional if you’re serving young men or men)

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Bacon crumbles and/or Sausage Crumbles

Finally

Spoons

Napkins

Your Time Line

Simply assign the Sweet Cream Biscuits and the activities in each column to your volunteers and provide them a link to this page.  I generally get 4-5 volunteers for the biscuits and have each volunteer make 1 or 2 batches, depending on the number of people I’m serving.

You can slice and prep the strawberries, peaches, pineapple and mangos the night before.  Wash the berries the day of serving and slice the bananas no more than 15 – 30 minutes prior to serving.

 Berrylicious
Bowl
Peanut Butter Banana Bread BowlSouthern Belle BowlAloha Dreams BowlMilk or JuiceServing Line
Assigned to:


Up to 1 Month
in Advance
Make Biscuits, put in freezer bag and freeze
Up to 1 Week in Advance
Up to 2 Days in Advance
Up to 1 Day BeforeHull and halve strawberries, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Toast almond slivers (watch carefully)Crumble graham crackers and combine with granolaSlice peaches, plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. If biscuits not made previously, make biscuits.Prep mango, pineapple and kiwi, plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Toast coconut shavings. Put in air-tight container
4 - 6 Hours
Before Serving
2 Hours Before Servings
1 Hour Before ServingGently wash blueberries and raspberries, drain 60 - 30 minutes prior (depending on group size) slice bananasGently wash blackberries. Crumble biscuits in about 1 inch size piecesSet out drinks at drink station.
15 Minutes BeforeSet out granola crumbles, almond slivers and berriesWarm peanut butter and set out bananas and crumblesSet out yogurt, biscuit crumbles, peaches and blackberriesSet out yogurtSet out bowls, spoons, napkins and yogurt on serving line.

Your Shopping List

This list assumes that you will offer 4 bowls and that each guest will have one bowl and that the distribution will be roughly even.  If your guests’ preferences vary, adjust accordingly.

Quantities to Purchase For:255075100
Yogurt100 ounces 200 ounces 300 ounces400 ounces
NOTE: The quantities below assume you will serve 4 bowls and each guest will pick 1 of the 4 bowl options. Increase quantities if serving less than all 4 bowls.
Sweet Cream Biscuits12243650
Peaches, pitted and sliced. No need to peel.6-7 medium-large 12 medium-large
35 medium-large50 medium-large
Nature Valley Crunch Oats N Honey (16 ounce bag)1 bag2 bags3 bags3 bags
Toasted Almond Slivers
Graham Crackers
Shredded Coconut
Peanut Butter
Strawberries
1 1/2 ounces/person
Blueberries
1/2 ounce per person
Raspberries
Bananas
Blackberries
Kiwi
Mango
Pineapple

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