This Beautiful Breakfast Tart has a gluten free granola crust filled with thick Greek yogurt, and topped with a colorful sunburst of fresh juicy fruit. Yes it looks too beautiful to eat, but dig in anyway ~ it may be beautiful, but it's still breakfast!
1 1/2cupold fashioned rolled oats Note: quick cooking oats will do in a pinch.)
1cupmixed chopped nuts and seedsI used almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds
1/4cuphoney, or sweetener of your choice
about 3 cups Greek yogurt Note: you can use any type of yogurt, but you may want to strain a looser yogurt first to thicken it up.)
assorted sliced or whole fruit for topping
Preheat your oven to 325F.
First make the granola crust: mix the oats, nuts and seeds, melted butter, honey and vanilla together in a bowl until everything is thoroughly coated.
Press the mixture into a greased 10" tart pan with a removable bottom (or a pie plate). Use a measuring cup to help press the granola evenly across the pan and up the sides.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool. You can make the crust ahead if you want to and fill it the next morning just before serving.
Fill the tart with Greek yogurt, and smooth out evenly.
Arrange the fruit on top.
Serve immediately. The crust will start to soften after you add the yogurt and fruit, so don't wait to long to serve it.
You can make the crust the day before, but once you put the yogurt on top, it's best to eat it sooner rather than later. The yogurt will eventually make the granola a little soggy if left to sit too long.
Use sweetened or flavored yogurt if you don't like it plain, but the thick Greek style works best if you intend to slice your tart.
I used a 10" tart pan, keep in mind that if you use something smaller in diameter you will have less space to create a pleasing arrangement of fruit.
Here's a secret---you can make this even easier...use ready-made granola and layer it at the bottom of a pie plate or casserole. No need to bake it. Spread out a thick layer of yogurt evenly over the top, and then arrange your fruit. Just spoon it into bowls and drizzle with honey...