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Everybody Likes Parfaits

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I love Shrek. So much so that my 19th birthday was a Shrek theme. Oh yes, that’s right. Shrek likes parfaits, and so do I. Most mornings, I have a parfait for breakfast. It’s yummy, nutritious and oh-so-pretty 🙂

To make my morning parfait, I mix about a cup of Greek yogurt (little less, little more depending on how hungry I am-read-depending on what time I get to actually eat breakfast 🙂 with a half tablespoon of honey. Then, I layer that with frozen organic blueberries (from Kroger-$2 a bag) and homemade granola. I love my blueberries slightly frozen, so I don’t even thaw mine out. This homemade granola is delish! I’ve also been caught eating it with a spoon straight from the container!

Homemade Granola
taken from Kitchen Stewardship

Mix together the following dry ingredients:
3 cups oats
1/2 cup nuts (you can use up to a cup of nuts if you’d like)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (if you like it – if not – just leave it out)

Mix together the following wet ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil (good for the heart!)
1/4 cup honey
1/6 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Pour onto a cookie sheet and and toast in a 350 degree oven stirring every few minutes until browned. Set your timer for 10 minutes and keep an eye on it after that. Store in an airtight container. It lasts for a while. I usually make a new batch every Saturday. You can add 1/2 cup sunflower seeds if you want to the dry ingredients. I might try that sometime, but I didn’t have any the first time I made it so I haven’t been putting that in.

On mornings when I’m in a hurry (Sunday!!!) I just throw some granola on top of my blueberry Activia to make a parfait on-the-go 🙂 You could also eat the granola like cereal with some organic milk on top. Yum!
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  1. oh my heavens, that looks absolutely delicious! i love greek yogurt and i eat it with bear naked granola. i need to make my own though. that is easy, cheap, and sounds similar to what i pay good money for. thanks for sharing!!

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