A Parfait and Home-Made Granola

Homemade Granola Parfait
5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup peanuts, chopped
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted...
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
2 cups Greek yogurt
2 cups mixed berries, such as blackberries and blueberries


***UPDATE - These are the changes I [Jan, at Jan's Place] made to this Recipe when I made it:
  1. I didn't use sunflower seeds, peanuts or dried cranberries
  2. I used 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  3. I used a Tablespoon of Cinnamon
  4. I used 1/3 cup dried Cherries
  5. I used sweetened Coconut, because that is what I had

AND I stirred the granola a couple of additional times, especially after turning the oven temperature up to 300°.  This was so good and very easy to make.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.  Combine the oats, pecans, sunflower seeds and peanuts in a large bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the sugar, honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and 1/4 cup water. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mix and stir until combined. Pour onto two baking sheets and spread evenly.

Bake 40 minutes, stirring halfway through to allow for even browning. Raise the oven temperature to 300 degrees F and continue to bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Pour the cooked oat mixture into a bowl and stir in the raisins, cranberries and coconut. Let cool. The granola will keep in an airtight container at room temperature in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks.

In four parfait glasses or a large glass bowl, create alternating layers of granola, yogurt and berries, using a total of 2 cups of the granola.

Recipe courtesy of Damaris Phillips - Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/finalist-damaris-phillips/homemade-granola-parfait.html?oc=linkback

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  1. That sounds delicious, Jan. I used to make parfaits all the time when my kids were little. They always loved them and thought it was such a special treat. I need to make some for my grandkids now, I guess. xo Diana

  2. Hi Jan, this sounds so delicious!! The perfect treat! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    Have a great week. xo

  3. Jan,
    This is so pretty and so healthy too!
    Just like Diana, I used to make them for my little ones and they thought they were just a treat.
    I sure hope you will join us this Thursday!

  4. Hi Jan! oh, this looks and sounds so yummy! I make have to make some. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Jan, I've been thinking of making parfaits lately. I need a "menopause diet" fix. Yours looks so yummy. :)

    So glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.