Healthy Homemade Granola Parfait

Granola Parfait made with a healthier granola (made using coconut oil!) The parfait is layered with granola, dark chocolate, Greek yogurt and berries – delicious!

After Christmas was over, I realized that my kids had another week off of school. Yeah, SO not sitting around the house for another week with my bored kids!

So I loaded them all in the car and took off for Arizona to see my parents and a few of my siblings that still live there. Since I’ve been here, I have been eating so much junk! This whole Christmas break has been a junk food fest. Bloat city, people.

When I looked at the possible ingredients for this month’s Mystery Dish, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to make something healthy and incorporate coconut oil in it. Coconut oil has been on my list of strange ingredients to try. I’ve seen lots of recipes including it but I really had no clue what to do with it or how to use it.

After a little research, I knew I wanted to give it a try in my sister’s granola recipe that I posted several months back. It’s my favorite granola and it uses some melted butter in it. I replaced the butter with coconut oil and you won’t believe that it tastes EXACTLY the same as the recipe does if you use butter!

Since then, I’ve made several more recipes using coconut oil and have loved the outcome of every one of them! I am super excited to do lots more cooking with it. If you’re like me and have never used it before- try it. It’s healthier than butter or vegetable oil and is super easy to use!

These parfaits are so delicious. Layers of light Greek yogurt, healthy granola, chopped dark chocolate pieces, and berries. A healthy and filling breakfast (or snack) you’ll love! Perfect for your New Year’s healthy eating resolutions!

Healthy Homemade Granola Parfait:
Ingredients:
Healthy Homemade Granola Parfait
 
Amazing healthier granola layered as a parfait with berries, yogurt and a bit of dark chocolate.
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 6 c. uncooked old fashioned oats
  • 2 c. sliced almonds
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1 c. roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed (or more if you like it!)
  • 1 Tbsp. wheat germ (or more if you like it!)
  • ½ c. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 c. honey
  • Greek yogurt
  • raspberries
  • strawberries, sliced
  • chopped dark chocolate, optional (I used chopped dark chocolate chips)
Instructions
  1. Mix first six ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt your coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave (about 30 seconds to 1 minute). Add the honey and mix. Pour over oat mixture and stir.
  3. Pour on a cookie sheet and spread into an even layer.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes, then stir it and let bake for another 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. (Your kitchen is going to smell SO GOOD!!)
  5. Let granola cool. Store in an airtight container. (FYI – makes many servings of granola)
  6. When ready to assemble, place yogurt in bottom of glass. Add a layer of granola, then chopped dark chocolate, then berries and repeat. Dig in and enjoy!

 

This month’s Mystery Dish ingredients were: 
Dark Chocolate
Greek Yogurt
Berries
Coconut Oil
Walnuts
Fish(any white flaky such as cod)
 Baby Spinach
 Pecorino Romano Cheese
We had to use at least two or three in our dishes. I used four!
Check out what my fellow Mystery Dish bloggers made:
1. Cinnamon Coffee Cake from Buttercream Fanatic
3. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart from The Dessert Chronicles
4. Berry Chocolate Streusel Bars from Baking a Moment
5. Green Berry Smoothie from I Want Crazy
7. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Brownies from Joyful Healthy Eats
8. Healthy Homemade Granola Parfait from Yummy Healthy Easy
9. Pear Cranberry Crockpot Oatmeal from See Hubby Cook
10. Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from Culinary Couture
11. Raspberry Chocolate Crumb Bars from I Dig Pinterest
12. Dark Chocolate Walnut Coconut Macaroon Fingers from The Well Floured Kitchen

Other Mystery Dish Recipes:

 Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup – October Challenge
Apple Hand Pies – November Challenge
 

Comments

  1. Dani Carroll says

    You know, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at homemade granola. You just may have swayed me to finally do it. This looks delicious! And now healthy at all, which has been the deciding factor for me wanting to try it (because desserts are always better, even if they’re healthy desserts).

  2. marcie @ flavor the moments says

    I love making granola, and have been wanting to make another batch for a while. This is inspiring me to get with it! I love all the coconut you used — I love adding that to my granola. This parfait looks absolutely delicious. :)

  3. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says

    Yummm!! I love homemade granola and my staple recipe always uses coconut oil. I just made a huge batch this weekend and I can’t get enough. I need to make your parfait to use it up :). i love your use of the ingredients this month!! Happy New Year :)

  4. Rachel says

    This looks incredible! The photos are making my mouth water. Yogurt with granola is good just about any time of day. Happy New Year!

  5. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says

    These photos are AMAZING! I want to try this so bad! And I need some healthy food ASAP, way too many treats this past week!

  6. Christine says

    You rocked this one, Jen! This looks absolutely incredible and beautiful! I love granola and need to eat healthier in the coming year, so I will definitely be making this soon.

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