Granola Breakfast Cups (Vegan No-Bake)

These no-bake, delicious and fruity Granola Breakfast Cups are the perfect make-ahead breakfast, snack or dessert. They are naturally low sugar, high fibre, plant-based and easily gluten-free.

I love granola for breakfast with berries, yoghurt and some nut butter, but sometimes you fancy something more impressive with the wow-factor first thing, and these cups are just that. They are delicious to eat, while looking amazing and like you’ve made lots of effort. They are ideal if you have guests staying and want to prep breakfast the night before, or if you want to have some healthy snacks on hand.

Close up of a bitten Granola Breakfast Cup
Granola Peanut Butter Yoghurt Cup

Why will I love these cups?

These cups are amazing:

  • Fruity, fresh and vibrant
  • Nutty, oaty and taste like oatmeal cookies
  • Packed with wholesome ingredients
  • Made with just 6 basic ingredients
  • Require no baking
  • Made in a muffin tray
  • Only take 10 minutes to put together in one bowl
  • Naturally plant-based, dairy-free and egg-free
  • Easily nut-free and gluten-free
  • Low sugar and high in fibre
  • Great to make ahead of time
  • Ideal for breakfast and snacks or desserts
  • The whole family will love them
  • Look more impressive than they are!

If you already love the sound of these cups then skip ahead to the recipe card below. or, first let’s discuss the recipe in more detail.

What ingredients do I need?

You can see the ingredients with weights in the recipe card below and see my favourites in the “shop the recipe” section.

For the cups:

  • Peanut butter: make sure this is runny and smooth for the best results as it’s easier to stir. You can also use cashew, almond or hazelnut butter, or try tahini or sunflower seed butter to make them nut-free.
  • Date syrup: the cups are kept low sugar by only using 4 tbsp in total for the recipe (that’s ½ tbsp syrup per cup), and dates are a source of fibre. You can also use maple or agave syrup.
  • Coconut oil: this allows the cups to set solid.
  • Granola: I use the Lizi’s low sugar nuts and seeds granola for this recipe which keeps the recipe low sugar, vegan and full of wholesome goodness. I recommend reading the ingredients on granola packs as often they are not as “healthy” as we are led to believe. Look for minimal ingredients with mainly oats, nuts, seeds, some syrup or sugar and a little coconut or olive oil, for example.

As for the filling:

  • Coconut yoghurt: the thicker and creamier, the better, and I love the vanilla or natural Cocos Organic yoghurt here as it’s Greek-style in texture.
  • Fresh fruits: I’ve used a range of berries, but you can use whatever you like. For example, banana slices, blackberries or pieces of peach would also be great.
  • Pistachios and extra granola: for some crunch on top. You can leave this off if make the cups nut-free, or add some seeds, desiccated coconut or cacao nibs for crunch.

Are these gluten-free and nut-free?

These are easily gluten-free, as long as you choose a gluten-free granola. Also choose a granola that does not contain nuts to keep these nut-free, while also swapping the peanut butter for tahini or sunflower seed butter.

How do I make them?

These cups come together in just a few steps:

  • Stir together the peanut butter, syrup and coconut: until smooth.
  • Add in the granola and stir: to a sticky mix.
  • Now press into balls into the muffin tray: I use a silicone tray, or use cases.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes: until set firm.
  • Fill with yoghurt and fruit: and top with nuts and extra granola.

How long will they last?

These cups will keep for 1 month in the freezer without the filling, and wrapped well. Once filled, keep the cups in the fridge for 2-3 days (or more, depending on your yoghurt’s freshness) in a sealed container.

Close up of a plate of Granola Breakfast Cups
Granola Yoghurt Fruit Cups

What else can I make?

For more breakfast ideas:

Two Granola Breakfast Cups with fruit

Granola Breakfast Cups (Vegan No-Bake)

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These no-bake, delicious and fruity Granola Breakfast Cups are the perfect make-ahead breakfast, snack or dessert. They are naturally low sugar, high fibre, plant-based and easily gluten-free.


For the Cups:

  • 120g smooth, runny peanut or almond butter
  • 4 tbsp date syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 200g low sugar nuts and seeds granola

For Filling:

  • 120g thick coconut yoghurt
  • Fresh berries, of choice e.g. strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • 1 tbsp crushed pistachios
  • 1 tbsp low sugar nuts and seeds granola


  1. Start by making the cups. Stir together the peanut butter, syrup and coconut oil until smooth and then pour in the granola. Stir to a sticky mix.
  2. Divide the granola mix into 8 balls and press each one into the hole of a silicone (or paper case lined) cupcake tray. Use a teaspoon measure to press a hole into the middle of each cup.
  3. Place in the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the cups from the cases, fill with yoghurt and top with your favourite berries, some crushed pistachios and extra granola.
  5. Enjoy straight away or keep in the fridge for 2-3 days in a sealed container. You can also keep these in the freezer for 1 month, wrapped well, and enjoy frozen.

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Stay in touch

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Granola Breakfast Cups so please leave your comments below. If you do make this banana bread, I would love to see so please tag me in your loaves, I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With granola love x

p.s. this recipe was first made with Lizi’s granola but this blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

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