An easy, healthy breakfast bowl! No chopping, no cooking, no prepping ahead. With the right ingredients to hand you can make this quark bowl in 3 minutes. High protein with a delicious mix of color and texture, and so easy to customize to your own tastes.
This recipe has been a game changer for me, helping me to break out of the sugary cereal rut I’ve been in for a while. Cereal lovers can rest assured that we have some crunchy granola in the mix, but this is a much more rounded bowl. Quark and nut butter add protein, berries add nutrients and fiber, and it’s still really easy to put together in the morning.
It’s filling, colorful and can be customized in so many ways. It’s made quark an absolute must-have in our fridge.
What is Quark?
Quark is a German dairy product that is technically a soft cheese, but is closer in texture to Greek Yogurt – it is a more mild taste, less sour, and works well across both sweet and savory dishes. Quark is high in protein, but often low in fat, or even fat free, if it’s made from skimmed milk.
This bowl can easily be made with yogurt or fromage frais if Quark is not available.
For this recipe, I’ve used a peach flavored Quark from Graham’s Dairy. It isn’t essential to use something flavored, though it’s extra tasty for sure. You could add a little jam or honey to the bowl if you’re worried that plain quark will be too bland for you.
With the right toppings, this is a 3 minute breakfast
While it’s not quite as quick and easy as a bowl of cereal, because you do have to pull a few extra things out of the fridge and cupboard, it isn’t far off. No chopping or heating or precise measurements required.
My toppings of choice, as you can see, are:
- Quark – I went for a peach flavoured quark.
- Berries – I go for blueberries and raspberries here because they can be thrown in whole without chopping. Blackberries or cranberries would work well too. With strawberries you’ll need to do some chopping but they would of course be a great addition.
- Granola – a low sugar granola for me.
- Nut butter – I went for a high oleic peanut butter from Pic’s, I have also made this with Pip & Nut brand. Both of these brands have a different texture to what I am used to, soft and creamy, easy to drizzle.
Quark Breakfast Bowls
- 100 g (3.5 oz) quark
- 1 Tbsp nut butter
- 3 Tbsp granola
- 8 blueberries
- 5 raspberries
- Scoop your quark into a bowl.100 g quark
- Drizzle the nut butter on top. If your nut butter is too thick to drizzle, just spoon small dots over the top.1 Tbsp nut butter
- Sprinkle granola and berries on top.3 Tbsp granola, 8 blueberries, 5 raspberries