Last Updated on January 26, 2021
This Blueberry Crisp Breakfast Bowl is so quick and easy and so delicious that it has become my go-to breakfast most mornings. If you are looking for a fast (2 minutes), low carb, Keto-friendly breakfast (that tastes like blueberry pie) look no further! This breakfast bowl mixes a sweet, fresh, blueberry syrupy compote with creamy and rich Greek yogurt, and my favorite Keto-friendly Vanilla Poppy Seed granola. It’s so fast and easy that it is almost embarrassing to share, but it’s so good that I had to.
Definitely blueberry crisp, or crumble, or pie. I normally start my day, (after my morning “tonic”) with a big cup of coffee. Breakfast is not normally the first thing on my mind, and I actually eat my first meal late in the morning, which can run right up until to noon sometimes. Coffee satisfies me for a long time before I get hungry. I guess I intermittent fast by nature. Sometimes I do make an effort to do so, like after I have eaten carbs on a cyclical Keto day. Waiting to eat till noon can snap me back into ketosis pretty quickly. A really good workout doesn’t hurt either!
But back to the breakfast bowl… I have always been a fan of yogurt for breakfast, especially Greek yogurt. I used to have it with Marcona almonds drizzled with honey. If you are not limiting your carbs I highly recommend that. But as I am, I had to come up with an alternative. And thus this Blueberry Crisp Breakfast Bowl was born.
To start, there are the blueberries. There aren’t many fruits that can be eaten on a Keto diet, but most berries are allowed as they are relatively low in carbs and high in fiber. Most Americans do not eat enough fiber which is good for your heart and helps keep your digestive system functioning properly. Blueberries are one of my favorite berries. They are considered a superfood. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants which are purported to decrease your risk of heart disease, boost brain health, lower blood sugar levels, and improve insulin sensitivity. They do have the most net carbs of all the berries so just be careful not to overdo them.
I add a little sweetener to the blueberries. For this I use Swerve’s Brown Sugar Replacement. It is my favorite natural replacement for brown sugar. It looks, smells, and tastes just like it – and the added bonus, it measures and packs just like brown sugar. But I guess the real bonus is that it has zero calories, is non-glycemic, and has no effect on blood glucose or insulin levels. (You can read more about it and more of my favorite sweeteners here.)
Next, I add Fage Total 5% Whole Milk Greek Yogurt. This is my favorite yogurt. The full fat version is a must. Greek yogurt packs a lot of health benefits into even a small serving. For starters, it is a great source of probiotics. Probiotics are a group of beneficial bacteria and yeasts that live in our digestive system, keeping our systems running smoothly. They are linked to numerous health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, enhanced immune function, healthier skin, and may reduce the risk of many diseases. If that isn’t enough, Greek yogurt is also high in protein, B12, potassium, and iodine.
Last but not least, I sprinkle my favorite Keto-friendly, low carb granola on top. It is Nature’s Path Vanilla Poppy Seed Grain Free Granola. This granola is a godsend. I was missing something with a sweet crunch so much and I didn’t want to resort to just adding more nuts. Truth be told this might be one of my favorite granola’s, Keto-friendly or not. It has a delicious vanilla, brown sugary, nutty baked taste. It’s all natural and organic. (And it’s just as good to snack on straight from the bag when you need to munch on something crunchy and sweet.) You can read more about it and more of my pantry staples here.)
I have been getting asked a lot about what I eat day to day and what my favorite pantry staples are. This is one of the reasons I created my shoppable pantry, so I can share my go-to favorites and the ingredients that I use in my recipes.
As I said before, this is my late morning breakfast on most weekdays. At this time of day I am always in a rush and need something which is quick and easy. This is so quick and easy that it is almost embarrassing to share, but you asked, so here goes. This is how I breakfast most weekdays:
- Add 1/4 Cup of blueberries to a bowl.
- Microwave on high for 20 seconds.
- Stir in 2 Tsp. of Swerve Brown Sugar Replacement (or brown sugar).
- Microwave on high for 15 seconds. Stir.
- Add 1/3 Cup of Fage Total 5% Whole Milk Greek Yogurt.
- Top with 1/4-1/3 Cup Nature’s Path Vanilla Poppy Seed Grain Free Granola.
- That’s it!
In just a couple of minutes you can have a warm, blueberry pie-like bowl which is filled with antioxidants, protein, and probiotics which is also low in calories and carbs. I play around with the quantities based on what I am craving, what else I am eating that day, and my activity level – adjusting for more or fewer carbs with this meal.
Blueberries have the most net carbs out of the berries so I tend to use smaller quantities of these than when I make this with strawberries (also delicious). A quarter cup of blueberries has 4.5 grams of net carbs and 21 calories. When you heat them up with sugar, they turn into a syrupy compote which goes further and packs more of a punch. A third of a cup of greek yogurt has about 3.2 grams of net carbs and 89 calories. A quarter cup of this granola has 5.25 grams of net carbs and 105 calories.
So all in all this has about 12.95 grams of net carbs and 215 calories. This has more carbs than some of the other meals that I make, I try and offset eating this with lower carb higher fat options later in the day. On most week days I am taking a high intensity hot pilates class too which pretty much burns through anything I have eaten before it. I can’t recommend it enough!
If you make this Blueberry Crisp Breakfast Bowl be sure to leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you. And if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!