Cherry Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait
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Cherry Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait

Cherry Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait makes a perfect breakfast alternative and is equally delicious as a dessert or simply an anytime snack.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 4 cups of granola, 2 granola yogurt parfaits
Author Marisa

Ingredients

  • FOR THE GRANOLA
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup almonds coarsely chopped or left whole
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • FOR THE YOGURT
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 3 teaspoons honey

Instructions

  • GRANOLA
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat and set aside. ( I used an 11 x 17 size pan)
  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together the rolled oats, almonds, cardamon and salt.
  • In a separate small bowl place the melted coconut oil, honey, vanilla and almond extracts then stir to combine.
  • Pour the coconut mixture over the rolled oats mixture and stir well until all ingredients are combined.
  • Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet in one single layer.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • After the first 5 minutes, give the granola a good stir.
  • Return to the oven and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the granola from the oven.
  • Scatter the dried cherries over the granola and allow to cool completely before breaking into clusters and storing.
  • Reserve approximately 1 cup of granola for the yogurt parfait.
  • Store the remaining granola in an air tight container.
  • YOGURT MIXTURE
  • In a small bowl stir together the yogurt, cardamom and honey.
  • ASSEMBLING THE YOGURT PARFAIT
  • Layer 4 teaspoons of granola in each of 2 decorative glasses.
  • Top with 3 tablespoons of yogurt mixture.
  • Repeat with a second layer of granola and yogurt then sprinkle the tops with more granola.
  • Garnish with fresh cherries if desired.