Frozen Fruit Yogurt Bark: proves to be perfect breakfast alternative by: margot richlin '23

I'm not sure about you but I am constantly looking for new breakfast foods to switch up my usual breakfast menu. A typical breakfast at my house consists of; smoothies, a bagel, waffles and sometimes we rotate in cereal if we are on the go. While scrolling through Pinterest, I came across this delicious-looking treat and wanted to put my own spin on it. This is frozen fruit yogurt bark and it is not only so easy but healthy and perfect for the morning.

For this frozen treat, you will need one and one-half cups of greek yogurt, one tablespoon of maple syrup, one teaspoon of vanilla extract and any fruit toppings you would like. For this batch, I chose strawberries, blueberries and dried coconut flakes.

First, in a large bowl combine your greek yogurt, vanilla extract, maple syrup and mix well. The maple syrup and vanilla are not necessary but will enhance flavor and sweeten the bark.

After preparing the yogurt mixture, cut and wash your fruit. Then, take any large baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Make sure to line it with some kind of parchment paper or tin foil or it will stick to the bottom. Then spread the yogurt mixture evenly along the bottom. Finally, evenly put your fruit on top of the yogurt and freeze. For this bark, I put it in the freezer for about an hour and a half; however, just freeze until solid.

Finally, take the pan out of the freezer and break the now frozen bark into pieces. The pieces do not have to be even, they can vary in size. These can be stored in an air-tight container and can last for a lot of breakfasts. Refreshing and healthy, these delicious breakfast treats are now my go-to morning snack.

All photos by Margot Richlin '23