Breakfast Fruit Tart with Granola Crust

Aug 16, 2023

This Breakfast Fruit Tart with granola crust is the perfect medley of fresh fruit, crunchy granola and tangy yogurt. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast or a quick snack, this fruit tart is a satisfying treat you can truly feel good about eating. This wholesome option is filled with protein, vitamins and healthy fats to fuel your day without leaning on unnecessary ingredients. 


A traditional storebought fruit tart might initially seem quite healthy, but a closer look at its composition can reveal everything from added sugars in the fruit filling, refined carbs in the tart crust, and a high caloric density throughout. This better-for-you version, however, relies on the natural sugars from the fruits for sweetness and our low carb Nut Granola for a sturdy base packed with a rich, nutty flavor and an irresistible crunch.   



What is fruit tart filling made of?  


Fruit tart fillings can vary depending on the recipe. Some may use a pastry cream filling, while others feature a cream-cheese based filling. This recipe uses simple and delicious Greek yogurt for its creamy filling. Not only does this add a more filling boost of protein, but it also delivers the perfect tang to complement your fruit tart’s toppings.  


Plain and vanilla yogurts are great versatile choices, but feel free to use your favorite yogurt flavor for this recipe. Lemon, Berry, or even Cheesecake flavored yogurt also make delicious fillings.  


If you're following a low carb diet, be sure to look for low carb friendly yogurts. Check the label for the brands that use low carb sweeteners such as stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol.  



Why You'll Love It 


Easy- Making these colorful fruit tarts couldn't be easier. Using our granola to make a crunchy and flavorful crust, you can have a tasty snack in less than 30 minutes. You don't have to spend much time in the kitchen or cleaning dishes because these tarts don't require any baking, and the yogurt filling is spooned directly into the cup.  


The most effort this recipe will take is cutting up the fruit, which can even be done in advance to save time. It makes the perfect option for busy mornings, a quick treat, or when you want to impress guests with a light and refreshing dessert. 


Seasonal- Fresh fruit tastes best when it's in season, so feel free to flex your creativity and use your own favorite combinations based on when you’re making this recipe. Whether it's juicy berries in the Summer, crisp apples in the Fall, or tropical delights in the winter, these fruit tarts can adapt to the changing flavors of the seasons. Feel free to use this recipe as a base and experiment with different fruit and granola combinations throughout the year. 


Nutritious- These fruit tarts are loaded with ingredients that will do your body good. By using Greek yogurt, you add a creamy protein and calcium-rich element that perfectly complements the sweetness of the vitamin-filled fresh fruit. Additionally, our low sugar nut granola offers an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants to help keep you feeling great long after you’ve enjoyed your meal. 





Nutrail Granola- Our nutritious granola makes the perfect base for this breakfast fruit tart. Packed with nuts, seeds, and tons of flavor, it provides a delightful crunch which complements the creamy yogurt filling.  


Butter- Butter binds our granola together, creating a firm crust that holds the tart's shape. It also adds a savory component to the overall taste, balancing the sweetness of the fruit and the tartness of the yogurt. You can alternatively use melted coconut oil if you prefer.  


Greek Yogurt- Plain Greek yogurt works best for this recipe because it has a thick consistency and won't leave your tart soggy. It also has a tangy and refreshing flavor that brightens up the entire dish. If you prefer a flavored yogurt, you can add a splash of vanilla extract or stir in a teaspoon of your preferred sweetener. Plain yogurt is ideal because there is no added sugar, but feel free to customize this ingredient to your liking.  


Fruit- Bursting with vibrant pops of colors and natural sweetness, an assortment of berries and bite-sized fruit top this breakfast tart. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi and mandarin orange slices are all excellent options.  



Tips and Substitutions 


- There are so many potential variations of this recipe to make fun and delicious fruit tarts. For example, you can use our Honey Nut Granola with coconut yogurt and chopped citrus fruits for a tropical spin on this recipe. Alternatively, use our Cinnamon Pecan Granola as a crust, with a sprinkle of cinnamon in your yogurt, and fresh, crisp apples on top for a fruit tart designed for Fall mornings. You can even make a healthy yet decadent treat to kick off a birthday celebration by using our Birthday Cake Granola, vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt, and a variety of colorful fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi. 


- When picking fresh fruit, choose bright colored varieties that are firm and free from blemishes. This will ensure the best visual appeal and flavor.  


- Add lemon or lime zest for a burst of brightness. You can also include a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup to ramp up the natural sweetness even more. More flavor variations include a spoonful of lemon curd or a splash of vanilla extract. Additionally, for an extra layer of crunch, you can sprinkle more granola evenly on top of each tart after assembly. 



FAQ Breakfast Fruit Tart with Granola Crust 


How to store a fruit tart? 


Because of the yogurt, you will need to store leftovers in the refrigerator. Tarts will taste best if eaten within 1-2 days. If you'd like to enjoy them for meal prep, you can leave the crust empty, chop the fruit and store it in an airtight container. This will allow you to make the tarts as you're ready to eat them, helping to avoid sogginess and overly soft fruit. 


Why are fruit tarts brushed with a glaze?  


Some fruit tarts are brushed with a glaze to prevent the fruit topping from drying out. These glazes are often made of sugar, a thickening agent such as gelatin, and preservatives. If you’d like to make a quick glaze for these tarts, you can simply mix together lightly flavored fruit preserves and water, brushing it gently over the yogurt breakfast tart after assembly.  




Breakfast Fruit Tart with Granola Crust 


Prep time: 15 minutes 

Cook time: N/A 

Yield: Serves 6 



2 cups NuTrail Vanilla Strawberry Nut Granola, finely ground 

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 

1 cup assorted berries, sliced or chopped into bite sized pieces as needed 



1. Place the granola into a food processor and pulse 5-8 times until mostly broken down into smaller pieces. Scrape the granola into a medium bowl and pour the melted butter into the same bowl. Use a rubber spatula to mix the granola and butter together until a wet sand-like consistency that stays together when pressed between your fingers forms. 


2. Place 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture into the bottom of a large 6-cup muffin tin greased with cooking spray and press to firmly to pack, the back of a small measuring cup can help with this. You can also use cupcake liners. Alternatively, you can use a tart pan with a removable bottom. Place into the fridge for 30 minutes to set or in the freezer for 15 minutes.  


3. Pop the granola cups out of the muffin tin using a spoon, then spoon 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt into each cup. Top with fruit as desired. Serve immediately or chill for 1-2 days in an airtight container.