Sep 2, 2012

Whole Food Power Granola and Granola Parfait


The original recipe can be found here. I decided to tweak it a little - because  I do not follow directions well I love to experiment - so here is the revised version. Use it to make a fruit parfait. I just ate mine and it was Yummy! Recipe is below :)

Whole Foods Power Granola

Yields approx 5 cups.

Combine in a large bowl:
  • 2 1/4 cups oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbsp chopped peanuts
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt

Combine In a small pot:
  • 1/3 cup orange juice (used country style)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup blonde coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (or cooking oil)
1 tsp vanilla
cooking spray (i used olive oil in the mister)
 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl; Stir. Heat OJ, honey, sugar and oil until the oil and sugar melts. Stir in vanilla. Pour sugar mixture onto the dry ingredients; Stir well.

Spray a large cookie sheet with olive oil or cooking spray. Dump granola onto pan and spread thinly. Bake at 300* for 10 minutes; Stir. Bake another 10-15 minutes. Scrape granola into a large clean bowl. Add cranberries. Allow to completely cool. Store covered in an airtight container.

*I refrigerate my granola, but I have read you do not have to.

Granola Parfait
4 Strawberries, sliced
handfull of blueberries (frozen works)
a few rasberries (frozen works)
1/4 - 1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup granola

Alternate layers of berries, yogurt and granola, ending with granola on top. Enjoy!

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