Delicious Granola and Yogurt Parfait

 

I tend to do yoga, which is my favorite workout, and drink plenty of coffee. Something tells me these two don’t go together, but it’s what helps me deal with unfinished daily chores.

 

At other times, I choose to load myself with energy potions. I’m not talking magic potions here, but recipes that make my body feels healthy and pampered from inside!

 

Super duper ingredients like nuts, oats, and yogurt combined, can become energy boosting breakfast, or a hearty dessert, and you win both ways.

 

If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know that although I love cooking, I wouldn’t spend much time in the kitchen. The recipe I’m sharing with you needs little time, natural ingredients, and the best part is, you can prepare it in advance.

 

 

Today is one of those days when I take in all the goodness I can get. Yogurt is the star here. Of course, you can make your own by following my recipe of homemade yogurt, or why not take it a step further and add probiotic-enriched milk to your diet?

Now, let me show you how to bring awesomeness in to your breakfast.

 

Delicious Granola and Yogurt Parfait

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • To make the granola
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pistachio chopped
  • 3 tablespoons almond chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder (you can use less or more.)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raisins (should be added when Granola is done and out of the oven.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Melt butter with honey and sugar in the microwave.
  3. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well.(except raisins)
  4. Pour the mixture in slightly greased baking pan, and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Take out the pan and stir the mixture. Return to oven and bake for another 4 minutes.
  6. Now add the raisins and mix again, and you are done.
To make the parfait
  1. Mix honey with plain yogurt. (sweetness depends on your taste)
  2. Make layers of yogurt and granola.
  3. Top it with chopped fruits or more nuts.

You now know my secret, and I’d love to know yours. Share what you do, eat, or drink to keep that energy flowing :)



Cooksnaps

12 Comments on Delicious Granola and Yogurt Parfait

  1. Rosa
    20/09/2012 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Delicious looking and sounding indeed! I am a big fan of homemade granola.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    Reply
  2. munatycooking
    21/09/2012 at 10:20 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for the kind comments guys! This Granola is delicious and not too sweet. :)

    Reply
  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    21/09/2012 at 11:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Haha, yoga and coffee… well I see lots of people with yoga mat and coffee in one hand! ;) I love this granola! I’ve never made one myself but I bought oats so I have to give it a try! I know it’s the matter of time that I fall in love with my own homemade granola! Have a great weekend Muna!

    Reply
    • munatycooking
      22/09/2012 at 10:18 am (2 years ago)

      You need to make it one time and you’ll love it. I was hesitant at first, but I make my own version and no store bought granola enters my house now :)

      Reply
  4. Joanna @ Chic & Gorgeous Treats
    24/09/2012 at 5:24 am (2 years ago)

    Coffee and yoga mats.. hmm, I have seen a lot of those around, but not sure why I haven’t join in the gang. LOL.. I do enjoy a lovely granola, and especially with fresh fruits, yogurt and honey., and this includes your recipe too. I must really get back into shape and “start” to eat healthier ;). xoxo

    Reply
    • munatycooking
      24/09/2012 at 7:10 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks girl, I like Yoga cuz it doesn’t involve jumping ;) … Hope you try my granola soon!

      Reply
  5. Lora @cakeduchess
    25/09/2012 at 2:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Homemade granola is amazing and this parfait looks incredible. I miss doing yoga and drink a little too much coffee;P

    Reply
    • munatycooking
      25/09/2012 at 2:08 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks dear, I love coffee and I just might make Granola with hint of coffee soon :)

      Reply
  6. Angie@Angie's Recipes
    25/09/2012 at 5:09 pm (2 years ago)

    How gorgeous these parfait! Who would have thought it’s so easy and quick to make!

    Reply
  7. Mary Rawlings
    24/03/2013 at 4:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Muna. Your yogurt and granola parfait looks wonderful! What is garnishing the completed parfait?….red bits. I’ve looked at many granola recipes but I’m really going to make this one. On another note-if you have any egg-less recipes such as baked goods, brownies, please share. Hubby very allergic to eggs. Thanks so much, Mary

    Reply

Leave a Reply