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Gran’s Granola Parfaits

Gran’s Granola ParfaitsWhen my mother-in-law (Gran to our kids) had us over for brunch, I especially enjoyed…

Gran’s Granola Parfaits

Gran’s Granola Parfaits


2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup Wheaties 1 cup whole almonds 1 cup pecan halves 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut 4-1/2 teaspoons toasted wheat germ 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons honey 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup halved green grapes 2 to 3 medium firm bananas, sliced 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 4 cups vanilla yogurt


In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients.

Combine the butter, syrup and honey; drizzle over oat mixture and stir until well coated.

Pour into a greased 13×9-in.

baking pan.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack; crumble granola into pieces.

Combine the fruits in a large bowl.

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For each parfait, layer 2 tablespoons yogurt, 2 tablespoons granola and 3 rounded tablespoons fruit in a parfait glass or dessert bowl.

Repeat layers.

Sprinkle with remaining granola.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts 1 parfait:

  • 327 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.

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