Is it just me or do you find yourself having the same breakfast day after day? Well this is mine.
The beauty of this is that it’s made ahead of time. All you have to do is a simple assembly job with the granola, yogurt and berries, serve it in a pretty little glass and everyone feels special and looked after.
I have a large jar of this granola on my kitchen counter and the level goes down at an alarming rate, it’s great for snacking, so be sure to make a lot.
Cherry, Almond, Granola.
Heat the oven to 300 F
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 cups of raw, organic almonds
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup of organic canola oil
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon of best quality vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
1 1/2 cups of dried cherries
Mix the oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and almonds on a large baking sheet. In a bowl mix the oil, agave nectar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt together. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry and mix together thoroughly.
Bake in the oven for 30 - 40 minutes, with the timer set every 10 minutes when you should stir the ingredients around to make sure everything is cooking and browning consistently.
When you return to the oven for the last 10 minutes, mix in the dried cherries. The granola is done when it's lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool. Store in an airtight container.
To assemble the parfait, layer the yogurt, berries and granola and top with a sprig of mint.