Read on to see the quantities, recipes and everything you need to set up four breakfast bowl stations. Then review your Game Plan – it will help you make sure everything goes smoothly. Only the Sweet Cream Biscuits in the Southern Belle Bowl require any cooking. These biscuits, which provide an irresistible sweet, salty crunch for this bowl, can be made in advance.
A winning combination of vanilla yogurt, berries, granola and poppy seeds is a great way to start the morning.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bowl
Who can resist bananas, granola, toasted almonds and a drizzle of peanut butter! Banana Bread never had it so good. (Substitute Nutella for the Peanut Butter if any of your guests have peanut allergies.)
Southern Belle Bowl *
Succulent peaches and blackberries team up with creamy yogurt. Luscious Sweet Cream Biscuits provide the salty, sweet crunch.
Sweet Cream Biscuits Recipe – Coming very soon
Aloha Dreams Bowl
Enjoy mango, pineapple, toasted coconut shavings, with raspberry and kiwi for a slash of tropical color. A fun selection!
Your Game Plan
On your serving tables you’ll set up a serving station for each bowl option. Placing a sign at each station with the name of the bowl adds to the fun. The only item requiring any cooking is the delicious, crunchy Sweet Cream Biscuits (recipe follows) for the Southern Belle Bowl and those can be made either the night before or up to a month in advance and frozen. (These are the same biscuits I use in my Jeni’s Splendid Sweet Cream Biscuits and Peach Jam Ice Cream recipe – coming soon!) All that’s left is some fruit prep the night before and the morning of your breakfast and you’re good to go!
By the way – If you’re serving both guys and gals you’ll want to include a cheesy egg bowl with bacon pieces and/or sausage crumbles which will also require cooking.
Your bowls will have 3 main ingredients:
This will be the first item on your serving line after the serving bowls. Either vanilla flavored or unsweetened Greek Yogurt, sweetened with a little powdered sugar will work. Plan on 4 ounces of yogurt per serving.
Sam’s has both: Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (40 ounces) – about 10 servings per container
or Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt (32 ounces) – about 8 servings per container
#2 The star of the show: Fruit
Each serving station will feature a different combination of fruit. The Southern Belle Bowl highlights sweet Georgia peaches with a crunchy biscuit topping. The Aloha Dreams Bowl features fun tropical options such as mangos and kiwis. Or you can get creative with whatever fruit is abundant and delicious in your neck of the woods!
#3 Finally, a little Crunch
Each serving station will also feature a different crunch option. Either granola or muesli works well for this. The Aloha Dreams Bowl includes sweetened, toasted coconut shavings. You’ll need about .4 – .5 ounce crunch per serving. (This is about 1/2 of 1 crushed granola bar.)
I prefer Nature Valley Granola Crunch Oats N’ Honey. One (16 ounce) bag of granola will serve approximately 32.
Sam’s and COSTCO both carry Nature Valley™ Oats ‘n Honey Crunchy Granola Bars (1.49 oz., 49 2 bar packages). One box will provide toppings for 200 bowls. Our local Sam’s also has Daily Chef Ancient Grains Swiss Granola Cereal which includes organic coconut chips from Sri Lanka and quinoa from Bolivia.
When you’re ready to serve, here’s how you do it.
Start your Serving Line with
Berrylicious Bowl Station
Granola Crumbles, Poppy Seeds and Toasted Almond Slivers
Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bowl Station
Graham Cracker Crumbles mixed with Granola Crumbles
Drizzle of warm Peanut Butter
(Substitute Strawberries in stead of the Peanut Butter if any of your guests have peanut allergies)
Southern Belle Bowl Station
Crumbled Sweet Cream Biscuits
Aloha Dreams Bowl Station
Shredded toasted coconut
Cheesy Eggy Bowl Station (Optional if you’re serving young men or men)
Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
Bacon crumbles and/or Sausage Crumbles
Your Time Line
Simply assign the Sweet Cream Biscuits and the activities in each column to your volunteers and provide them a link to this page. I generally get 4-5 volunteers for the biscuits and have each volunteer make 1 or 2 batches, depending on the number of people I’m serving.
You can slice and prep the strawberries, peaches, pineapple and mangos the night before. Wash the berries the day of serving and slice the bananas no more than 15 – 30 minutes prior to serving.
|Peanut Butter Banana Bread Bowl||Southern Belle Bowl||Aloha Dreams Bowl||Milk or Juice||Serving Line|
|Up to 1 Month |
|Make Biscuits, put in freezer bag and freeze|
|Up to 1 Week in Advance|
|Up to 2 Days in Advance|
|Up to 1 Day Before||Hull and halve strawberries, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Toast almond slivers (watch carefully)||Crumble graham crackers and combine with granola||Slice peaches, plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. If biscuits not made previously, make biscuits.||Prep mango, pineapple and kiwi, plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Toast coconut shavings. Put in air-tight container|
|4 - 6 Hours |
|2 Hours Before Servings|
|1 Hour Before Serving||Gently wash blueberries and raspberries, drain||60 - 30 minutes prior (depending on group size) slice bananas||Gently wash blackberries. Crumble biscuits in about 1 inch size pieces||Set out drinks at drink station.|
|15 Minutes Before||Set out granola crumbles, almond slivers and berries||Warm peanut butter and set out bananas and crumbles||Set out yogurt, biscuit crumbles, peaches and blackberries||Set out yogurt||Set out bowls, spoons, napkins and yogurt on serving line.|
Your Shopping List
This list assumes that you will offer 4 bowls and that each guest will have one bowl and that the distribution will be roughly even. If your guests’ preferences vary, adjust accordingly.
|Quantities to Purchase For:||25||50||75||100|
|Yogurt||100 ounces||200 ounces||300 ounces||400 ounces|
|NOTE: The quantities below assume you will serve 4 bowls and each guest will pick 1 of the 4 bowl options. Increase quantities if serving less than all 4 bowls.|
|Sweet Cream Biscuits||12||24||36||50|
|Peaches, pitted and sliced. No need to peel.||6-7 medium-large||12 medium-large ||35 medium-large||50 medium-large|
|Nature Valley Crunch Oats N Honey (16 ounce bag)||1 bag||2 bags||3 bags||3 bags|
|Toasted Almond Slivers|
1 1/2 ounces/person
1/2 ounce per person
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