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.
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 healthy recipe for any day of the week.
Healthy Homemade Granola Parfait
- 6 c. uncooked old fashioned oats
- 2 c. sliced almonds
- 1 c. shredded 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!
- 1/2 c. coconut oil melted
- 1 c. honey
- Greek yogurt
- strawberries sliced
- chopped dark chocolate optional (I used chopped dark chocolate chips)
- Mix first six ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- 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.
- Pour on a cookie sheet and spread into an even layer.
- 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!!)
- Let granola cool. Store in an airtight container. (FYI - makes many servings of granola)
- 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!
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I am so glad you are enjoying the coconut oil. We use it all the time, especially to make our granola. This parfait looks amazing! Have a great New Years!
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).
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. 🙂
Becky Bevan Blad says
You recipes always look so amazing! I’m always looking for more way to use coconut oil. Pinned this so I can make it soon! Have fun in AZ!
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 🙂
This looks incredible! The photos are making my mouth water. Yogurt with granola is good just about any time of day. Happy New Year!
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!
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.
Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic says
I love the coconut oil! I make granola all the time, and plan to try your recipe next time.
This looks good! I love granola so much and this looks really easy to make!
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sarah k @ the pajama chef says
i love making granola but my one go with coconut oil in granola was a flop. maybe i’ll try your recipe next!
[email protected] says
I love yogurt parfaits…and yours is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
[email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says
I am absolutely drooling over this breakfast! There is nothing better than a healthy breakfast that looks and tastes amazing. I would love to have you link this up at my Linky Party Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s! http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2014/01/13/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-50/
sophia Purvis says
So Pleased I found your Blog
Looks so good I will give your Parfaits a go
Thanks! You will love this parfait! Thanks for the comment, your blog is beautiful!
Laila Elshazly says
Which type of coconut please ?
Shredded coconut, Laila! Thanks for the comment!
Luga Groff says
I can’t wait to try this recipe. We stayed at a Marriott hotel in Colorado, when my son graduated from the Air Force Academy (5 yrs ago) and they had homemade vanilla granola w/Greek yogurt on the breakfast menu & my sister, sister-in-law, daughter, husband & myself absolutely fell in love with it. We ate it every morning. They put fresh fruit in it also. I actually asked the hotel for the recipe of the granola, they of course did not give it to me. So I have been on a quest trying to find the closest thing. I’ll let you know if it is.☺ Thanks for sharing.
You will LOVE this recipe! I can’t wait to hear how you like it. I hope it’s similar to what you ate at the Marriot! Thanks for your sweet comment. 🙂
Hey awesome I love the recipe but is there a way that I don’t have to use coconut oil. Like can I use somethings else instead. THANKS!
Are you okay with canola oil?? That’s a great sub for coconut oil! Or really any other tasteless oil. You can even use a mixture of melted butter and canola oil as well depending on your preferences. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions!