Granola, Fruit, and Yogurt Parfaits

serves 6

 

Ingredients

2 cups Greek plain yogurt

3 Tablespoons honey (or sugar)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups granola (recipe below)

1 cup fresh berries, hulled and sliced

1 cup any other ripe fruit, such as bananas, peaches, pears, plums, watermelon, pineapple, melon, apples, mango, tangerines, clementine, – peeled, hulled, and sliced

 

For granola

4 Tablespoons honey

3 Tablespoons canola oil

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant oatmeal)

4 Tablespoons chopped nuts or seeds (such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc.)

1/2 cup dried fruit (such as raisins, cranberries, dates, prunes, apricots, figs)

non-stick cooking spray

 

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.

2. In a large bowl, combine oats, honey, nuts, oil and cinnamon and salt; Mix well until oats are moistened.

3. Spread oat mixture evenly onto baking sheet and place in the middle rack of preheated oven.

4. Stir every 5-10 minutes to brown evenly. Watch closely to be sure the mixture does not burn.   Bake until lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes.

5. Remove from oven.  Let cool completely, about 5 minutes.

6.  Transfer cooled granola into a medium bowl. Stir in dried fruit.

7. Combine all fruit in a big bowl; in another bowl, combine yogurt, honey, spices and vanilla.

8. Then layer yogurt, granola and fruit in glasses.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 382, Fat (g) 12

Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 2, Carbohydrates (g) 63

Dietary Fiber (g) 5, Total Sugars (g) 39, Protein (g) 10, Sodium (mg) 68