Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits with Homemade Granola
Crunchy granola blends perfectly with sweet strawberries and creamy yogurt in these easy parfaits.
  • Makes: 8 ½ cups granola
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

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  • Recipe From: My Indiana Home


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 ½ cups nuts, finely chopped (walnuts, pecans, almonds or any favorite combination)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons dried Saigon cinnamon
  • 1 ⅓ cups dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, cherries or other favorite combination)
  • Vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced

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  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease or spray a large 18-by-13-inch rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together both types of oats, wheat germ and nuts. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, oil, vanilla and almond extracts, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  3. Pour over oat-nut mixture and stir to thoroughly coat. Spread evenly on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until oats are toasted and entire mixture is slightly browned. Remove from oven and gently stir in dried fruit.
  5. Place baking sheet on wire rack to cool completely. Store in glass jar or container with tight-fitting lid at room temperature.
  6. To make parfaits, layer yogurt with sliced berries and granola.

Tips & Notes

For a buffet brunch, figure at least 4 to 6 ounces of yogurt and ½ cup sliced strawberries per person.