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If breakfast is your key to a productive day, consider the hearty treasure found at LoDo’s Mangiamo Pronto. The sunny Italian cafe bakes its granola each morning and tops each order with two scoops of organic Greek yogurt. Add to that a side serving of house-made spiced fruit compote that includes raisins, figs, and peaches. You’ll like it so much you’ll want the recipe. 1601 17th St., 303-297-1229, mangiamoprontodenver.com
28 ounces steel-cut Irish oatmeal
1 stick butter, melted
¹/2 cup brown sugar
1 ¹/2 teaspoons cinnamon
¹/2 cup pecans
Mix oats with melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Toast in oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes at 350°. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. Mix in pecans.
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup dried figs
1 cup dried peaches
1 cup dried apricots
¹/2 cup honey
1 ¹/2 quarts water
Cut fruit into small pieces, mix together in a saucepan, and simmer on low for 30
to 45 minutes.
Top granola with Greek yogurt and compote.