Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits

by Angie on October 26, 2012

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe
Looking for a great way to start your day? These granola and Greek yogurt parfaits are just the thing! Lots of crunchy granola mixed with protein packed Greek yogurt is not only a delicious breakfast, but it’s also healthy.
Granola is one of my favorite ways to use Old-Fashioned oats. I also love to make oatmeal cookies and slow cooker oatmeal. My family though adores granola, so I make that most often. Granola is so versatile, and can be made with any combination of fruits and nuts.
Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe
For the granola, I used Quaker Old-Fashioned oats paired with almonds, dried cranberries, maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar. You can make a double or triple batch of this granola, and it will last for weeks. Just store the granola in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Store granola that won’t be eaten within those two weeks in the freezer.
Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe
When I was a kid, my mother made oatmeal almost  every morning, especially during the colder months. She sweetened it with brown sugar, added cinnamon for spice, and lots of juice raisins. Her oatmeal is still one of my very favorite ways to start the day. Nothing is more warming and comforting.
Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe


2 cups Old-Fashioned Quaker Oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup dried cranberries
2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt


Heat oven to 250°. Combine all ingredients above in a large bowl. Mix well.
Spread granola evenly over a large cookie sheet. Bake until very fragrant and golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Layer Greek yogurt and granola in parfait cups. Serve!

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