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Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola

Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola

I take breakfast pretty seriously. I’ve never been one of those people who can just skip breakfast or have a coffee or smoothie to start the day. Nope. I need real food. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a coffee or smoothie as well, but liquid doesn’t count as food according to my stomach. Emmylou is definitely taking after me in this regard as well – so much so that she often asks what’s for breakfast before she goes to bed at night! Girls got an appetite. Haha.

I often give her Greek yogurt with nuts and store bought granola because it’s high in fats and protein (I just buy the plain yogurt and drizzle a little honey or maple syrup on it cut down on the sugar), but the past couple of months I’ve been experimenting with making my own granola instead and I’m hooked. It’s so easy and inexpensive to make your own, and totally customizable as well. This past weekend I thought I would try out a toasted coconut version because we’re big coconut fans around my house. So Sunday morning I got up a bit early and set to work. Making the granola is easy enough, but it takes about 40 minutes to cook. Luckily I had extra blueberries to snack on while we waited though J. I then painstakingly layered the yogurt (which I had mixed with a tiny bit of maple syrup), granola, and blueberries so it looked extra pretty for the pictures, and we dug in! Also I’m exaggerating about the layering. It wasn’t THAT difficult. Lol. Also, I love these cups for yogurt. They are actually plastic so I don’t worry about Emmylou breaking them, but they look just like glass.

One note about this recipe: I didn’t put quantities for the yogurt and blueberries because how much you use would obviously be dependent on how many you are making, and how large you want them to be. And you will have lots of leftover granola for the rest of the week. I just store mine in a large zip-lock bag in the cupboard.

 

Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola

Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola

Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola

Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola

Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola

Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola

This healthy yogurt parfait recipe combines homemade granola, fresh fruit, and lightly sweetened greek yogurt for a breakfast or snack that is as satisfying as it is nourishing!
Greek yogurt parfaits with toasted coconut granola
Course Breakfast
Servings 5 cups granola
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Instructions

Toasted coconut granola
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 °F (165 °C). Link two large baking sheets with parchment paper or aluminium foil.
  2. Melt honey, maple syrup and coconut oil together in microwave until soft.
  3. Add oats, nuts, coconut, and salt to a large mixing bowl and combine. Add honey mixture, stir, then add egg white and stir.
  4. Spread granola in thin layer on baking sheets and bake for 35-40 minutes. I baked mine for 40. When you take the granola out, it will still be a bit moist, but will dry out completely as it cools.
Greek yogurt parfaits
  1. For each cup of yogurt you plan on using, add one to two tbsp of maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it) and mix well.
  2. Layer yogurt, granola, and blueberries in a bowl or cup and serve!
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