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Fresh Berry and Yogurt Parfaits with Coconut and Dried Cherry Granola

Fresh Berry and Yogurt Parfaits with Coconut and Dried Cherry Granola are seriously yummy and healthy with fresh berries, greek yogurt and granola.

One of my favorite things for breakfast….. Uh, I mean one of my favorite “Healthy” things to have for breakfast are these yummy Greek yogurt, berry and granola parfait’s. (My most favorite would be a delicious French pastry and a Cappuccino!)


But seriously, these yogurt parfaits are super yummy.

The granola recipe, I found a few years back, in an issue of Food Network Magazine. I was reminded of it when a friend asked for my favorite granola recipe.

Coconut Sour-Cherry Granola

RECIPE COURTESY OF ELEVEN MADISON PARK From: Food Network Magazine

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups organic rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 1/3 cup unsalted pepitas hulled green pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons fine salt
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup dried sour cherries

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Toss the oats, coconut, pistachios, pepitas and salt in a large bowl. Warm the brown sugar, maple syrup and olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Fold the sugar mixture into the oat mixture to evenly coat.

Spread the granola on the prepared baking sheets and bake, stirring often, until dry and lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss with the dried sour cherries. Let cool to room temperature. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.

Once I have made the granola and let it cool, I then layer plain Greek yogurt (I like to use Fage) with a bit of honey added to it, fresh berries (raspberries and blueberries are my favorite but use whatever you like) and then top with the homemade granola.

These would be great served with Banana Blueberry Muffins

I also use this granola in a cookie recipe from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Click on the link below for cookie recipe.

Everything Cookies

Yum!

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