Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Looking for a great way to start your day? These granola and Greek yogurt parfaits are just the thing! Lots of crunchy granola mixed with protein packed Greek yogurt is not only a delicious breakfast, but it’s also healthy.

Granola is one of my favorite ways to use Old-Fashioned oats. I also love to make oatmeal cookies and slow cooker oatmeal. My family though adores granola, so I make that most often. Granola is so versatile, and can be made with any combination of fruits and nuts.

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

For the granola, I used Quaker Old-Fashioned oats paired with almonds, dried cranberries, maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar. You can make a double or triple batch of this granola, and it will last for weeks. Just store the granola in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Store granola that won’t be eaten within those two weeks in the freezer.

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

When I was a kid, my mother made oatmeal almost  every morning, especially during the colder months. She sweetened it with brown sugar, added cinnamon for spice, and lots of juice raisins. Her oatmeal i  s still one of my very favorite ways to start the day. Nothing is more warming and comforting.

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

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Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits  by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits

Ingredients:

2 cups Old-Fashioned Quaker Oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup dried cranberries
2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt

Directions:

Heat oven to 250°. Combine all ingredients above in a large bowl. Mix well.
Spread granola evenly over a large cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until very fragrant and golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Layer Greek yogurt and granola in parfait cups. Serve!

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4 Responses to “Cranberry Almond Granola Parfaits”

  1. 1
    Belinda @zomppa — October 26, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    This would brighten any morning! Looks almost like a dessert….

  2. 2
    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — October 28, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    The photos are killing me! I just love healthy little tidbits like this! :)

  3. 3
    Julia @ Live Pretty — October 29, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

    Great recipe! Have to make the granola – will make this pregnant lady happy :-)

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