Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fruit, Granola, and Yogurt Parfait

Here's what my Valentine concocted for me this year, it was quite tasty and pretty cute, way to go Honey! Thanks for sharing YOUR recipe with ME!!!! (he found it himself, I was quite impressed!)

1 cup old fashion oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
3 TBSP oil or butter (if butter, melt it first)
2 TBSP honey

8-10 strawberries, diced
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup pineapple, diced
or substitute any of the above with raspberries, blackberries, bananas, or more!!!

2 cups plain yogurt

Preheat your oven to 350, mix all your granola ingredients together and spread them out on a cookie sheet baking for 18- 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove immediately from the cookie sheet (so it doesn't keep cooking) and put it in a bowl. Mix your fruit up and scoop it into the bottom of a glass parfait dish or tall glass, then continue to layer it with yogurt and the granola as much as you would like. This recipe will make approximately 4 servings.

And if you need some cheering up in the kitchen or a little giggle.... this story should do the trick!
My sweet husband wanted to surprise me and make me this for breakfast, but ran into a little snag if you will, when he realized he shouldn't have pre-cooked the oatmeal for the granola!!! In his defense he did show me the recipe which DID say "1 cup oatmeal" instead of a more accurately "1 cup oats"... so he had to dump the first batch and start over for round #2... what a trooper! (And yes, he gave me permission to share the story and the picture!! )
Check out batch #1:

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