Granola Parfait

Posted by on Feb 28, 2010 in Blog

As you well know, I’m always trying to figure out nutritious and new things for breakfast. I use to make a scamble egg and have some toast with it…done. Even though there’s lots to choose from, I still want something different. I’m not a huge fruit eater, I know that fruit is essential for healthy eating and a happy heart. I make this at least once a week…talk about satisfying and delicious! Make the granola ahead of time and keep it in a jar, it will last for a long time (as long as you don’t gobble it all up the first few days!) Enjoy…..you won’t be disappointed!
GRANOLA
makes about 6 cups
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups sliced almonds
3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons rice syrup

2 tablespoons safflower oil, plus additional for oiling sheet
1 cup dried fruit (you choose, raisins, cranberries, chopped apricots all good)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Arrange the oats on a large rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, about 15 minutes (watch so it doesn’t burn).
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the almonds, coconut, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, rice syrup, and oil.
Stir the toasted oats into the almond
mixture. Add the syrup mixture, stirring to thoroughly combine.
Grease the baking sheet. Spread the granola evenly on the sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes (the mixture will still look and feel wet). Stir in the dried fruit, then cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Now, to make the Parfait

Parfait Ingredients
Any kind of fruit (any kind of berry works well)
1 6 oz container vanilla vegan yogurt (I really like Coconut Yogurt)
2/3 cups of that yummy homemade granola
Now, just start layering! Start with yogurt, then fruit, then granola and keep going!
ENJOY!



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