Homemade granola parfait

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Homemade granola is more nutritious and tasty than the store-bought kind, plus it’s a snap to make! Our homemade granola is full of heart-healthy oats, natural maple syrup and dried fruit and shredded coconut.  It pairs beautifully with yogurt for a simple and healthy breakfast the whole family can enjoy.

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25-30 minutes
Ages: Toddlers to teens
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Makes:10-15 servings of homemade granola

Granola - homemade granola recipe - superfood granola

Ingredients

For the granola:

  • 2 tbsp of vegetable or coconut oil
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g or rolled oats
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g dried cherries
  • 50g goji berries
  • 50g shredded coconut flakes

For the Yogurt Parfaits

  • Enough yogurt to fill your chosen cup
  • Your choice of fruit

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150C
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix together the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the oats, and seeds to the bowl and mix well with a spoon.
  4. Spread evenly onto an ungreased baking tray or cookie sheet (you may need two)
  5. Bake for 15 minutes in the middle of the oven, stirring every 10 minutes to toast evenly, then mix in the dried fruit and coconut and bake for 10-15 minutes more.
  6. Let it cool completely.
  7. Alternate layers of yogurt and homemade granola in parfait glasses. Top with granola and fruit.

 

 

Our step-by-step guide:

 

 

 

Mix together your maple syrup, honey, oil and vanilla.

 

Granola - homemade granola recipe - superfood granola

 

Pour the oats and seeds into the maple syrup mixture and stir well.

 

Granola - homemade granola recipe - superfood granola

 

Spread the granola mixture evenly into your baking tray and bake for 15 minutes at 150C.

 

Granola - homemade granola recipe - superfood granola

 

After 15 minutes add the dried cherries, goji berries and coconut and bake for a further 10 minutes.

 

Granola - homemade granola recipe - superfood granola

 

To make the parfaits layer yogurt with granola and fruit

 

Granola - homemade granola recipe - superfood granola

 

Store it in an airtight container in a cool dry place for a quick homemade breakfast.

 

Granola - homemade granola recipe - superfood granola

Enjoy!

 

Granola - homemade granola recipe - superfood granola

For more fab breakfast recipes see our Sunday morning gluten free pancakes which are so light and fluffy, and our Wholewheat blueberry muffins made with maple syrup instead of sugar.

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