Chef Eric Greenspan's Wake-Up Bowl

Total Time
1 hr 15 min
15 min
1 hr
Start your day with an acai-Greek yogurt bowl topped with homemade granola, chia seeds, toasted almonds, coconut and fresh fruit.


uncooked steel cut oats

½ cup(s)


4 Tbsp, toasted and chopped

dried sesame seed kernels

2 tsp, black variety

canola oil

1 tsp

unpacked light brown sugar

1 tsp

maple syrup

1 tsp

unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp, or cacao powder

table salt

1 pinch, or to taste

black pepper

1 pinch, or to taste

plain fat free Greek yogurt

4 cup(s)

unsweetened acai puree

2 packet(s)

dried chia seeds

8 Tbsp, rehydrated in water

unsweetened coconut flakes

16 Tbsp


1 medium, thinly sliced


8 medium, hulled and thinly sliced


  1. To make granola, preheat oven to 300°F. Toss oats, almonds, sesame seeds, oil, sugar, syrup and cocoa powder together in a mixing bowl; season with salt and cracked black pepper. Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet; bake for 1 hour. Let cool; crumble.
  2. Combine yogurt with acai puree in a medium bowl.
  3. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup yogurt into a small bowl; top with 1 Tbsp hydrated chia seeds and 2 Tbsp coconut. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp granola and top with a few slices banana and strawberries. Repeat to make more bowls.
  4. Serving size: 1 bowl

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