I’ve come across quite a few ‘granola jar’ breakfasts at cafés recently and eventually decided to have a go at making my own. It’s a pretty simple concept and you can mix it up however you like by changing what fruit you put in, types of yoghurt or adding other ingredients you think will go. All you need is a jam jar or Kilner jar that’s big enough for the different layers and then simply start adding the ingredients and it’s good to eat!
In other news, we have recently got a new puppy!! We’ve had black labradors since I was six years old, getting our first one (Pippin) when I was six and then our second (Greta) when I was eleven. Unfortunately we lost them both last year where Pippin aged fourteen passed away and then Greta, only nine, got cancer in less than a few months after Pippin. So suddenly we went from having two dogs to none in a very short amount of time. And it’s fair to say that life without dogs for us was foreign and strange. They’re such a huge part of the family and although my parents had said we’d have a break from dogs as it is a big commitment, my mum soon realised she was missing having a dog in the family too much so decided we would get another one!
So now we have our third who is an extremely adorable but very naughty little puppy who we’ve called Brontë (pronounced Brontee rather than Brontay). I was so excited to get her and I couldn’t really remember what it’s like having a puppy as I was still really young when we had our previous dogs as puppies. I can tell you now that it is a handful and a half and most of it we must have forgotten- the number of toilet trips she needs out in the garden (every 5 seconds it seems) and how chewy she is, we’re always having to hide things from her so she can’t chew them (slippers and shoes especially) and she is full of energy! But aside from all that she is utterly gorgeous and we love her to pieces and so I had to share her in a blog post. So here she is!
Layer your jar with the different ingredients- a layer of granola, then greek yoghurt, then some fruit and continue until your granola jar is full!