Monday, January 9, 2012

Berry Parfait w/ Homemade Granola

I ate my parfait for dessert yesterday, and then made another one for lunch today. I almost felt sinful devouring it -- it's THAT good! Yet THAT healthy! Oh the joys of cooking for our hearts...

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup hemp seed
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil *Side note: not only is safflower oil perfect for high heat cooking, but the health benefits also include reducing cholesterol, strengthening immune system, and eliminating excess fat in the body. Winning.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup washed blueberries
  • 1 cup washed raspberries
  • 3 cups cultured vanilla almond milk yogurt
Serves 4.

Directions for Homemade Granola:
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Mix syrup, safflower oil, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • Stir in dry oats and hemp seed.
  • Spread thin layer of granola mixture onto a non-stick pan, and place in oven for 25 minutes. 
  • Remove, mix granola up to prevent burning, and place back in oven for additional 12 minutes.
  • Turn oven off, and allow granola to cool/harden for 30 minutes minimum.
Directions for Parfait:
  • In 4 tall glasses, layer 2 spoonfuls of yogurt, granola, and berries, twice.
  • Eat with a spoon.
  • YUMMO!!! Let me know what you think :)


  1. When something looks that pretty, its hard to resist. :) I live that your granola recipe is simple love to make my own but sometimes get turned away because the ingredients list can be lengthy.

  2. Thank you!! Yes, the granola was super easy and crazy delicious! I made extra to snack on ;)

  3. That looks so fresh and delicious!

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    Mary x

  5. Looks awesome! I'm definitely looking forward to making my own once I get my real kitchen back.

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