It’s finally here, both of our kids are off to school tomorrow! Our daughter Eliza is entering high school while the fruit bandit is embarking on his first day of kindergarten. To be honest, I’m a total wreck! I have cried, wondered if I spent enough quality time with each of them over the summer, questioned whether I packed enough lunch and then cried some more. Good thing I prepped a big batch of yogurt and granola breakfast pops in advance because I don’t think I will have it in me in the morning to actually cook.
I honestly had no idea how hard this transition would be for me. Our kids are handling everything so well although there is a wee bit of nervousness that has started to show for both of them. I however, just want to put on the breaks and keep my babies as babies forever! Is that normal? Please, tell me that’s normal.
Ok, before I cry AGAIN, let’s change the subject. I bet you are wondering why I have spoon handles sticking out of my pops! About a month ago I ran out of popsicle sticks in the middle of making a big batch of pops. (Mom fail!) I couldn’t find anything popsicle stick-esque enough that I thought would work to replace them. In a moment of total desperation I just crammed a bunch of spoons down into the molds so that I didn’t waste the batch.
Turns out it was one of the best kitchen hacks I have ever come up with. The only down side being that I didn’t actually have any spoons left for meals, oops! Kash is notorious for not eating a whole pop at once, laying it down somewhere and coming back to a melted mess. Now I just hand him a glass with a pop upside down in it, when he is done snacking away he sticks the pop back into the cup. Then as it melts he already has a spoon to eat his granola and yogurt with. Fun, functional and pretty darn cute too!
- 2 cups store bought granola, any flavor or brand will work
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
- ⅔ cup finely chopped fresh fruit of choice
- 2 cups yogurt, any flavor or brand will work
- Place the granola in a food processor and pulse a few times to break down. Transfer to a bowl and mix with the maple syrup well.
- Add 2-3 tablespoons granola into the bottom of each popsicle mold, pressing down firmly with a spoon to compact the cereal. Alternate adding tablespoons of fresh fruit an yogurt into the molds until the mold is ¾ of the way full. Insert popsicle sticks and fill any remaining space in the mold with yogurt.