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Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to work they go! The Seven Dwarfs in Disney’s Snow White work hard each day down in the jewel mines. This yummy breakfast recipe is inspired by the Seven Dwarfs and their daily work mining jewels. Like the layers of rock from which they search for the gems, these parfaits have layers of creamy Greek yogurt, lightly sweetened homemade granola, and gorgeous berries. It’s a healthy way to start the day.
Store-bought granola usually contains a lot of extra fat and sugar that our bodies don’t need. This granola recipe is lightly sweet and crisps up nicely in the oven. It doesn’t create clusters like other recipes, but it’s still perfect for sprinkling or layering into these parfaits.
We like to make parfaits in pint-sized glass jars. It’s fun to see the layers and they are easy to make ahead and keep in the fridge for a few days. It makes an easy breakfast or snack to take along. If the berries aren’t very sweet, add a little drizzle of honey to sweeten them up. I prefer to use plain, non-fat Greek yogurt. It’s still very creamy and rich.
Seven Dwarfs’ “Berried” Jewel Mine Yogurt Parfait with Homemade Granola
Layers of creamy yogurt, homemade granola, and juicy berries make for a delicious, quick breakfast or snack.
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds or chopped pecans
1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup flaked or shredded unsweetened coconut
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 cups low-fat or full-fat plain Greek yogurt
1-2 cups mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup homemade granola (recipe above)
a little honey, for drizzling (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Mix oats, nuts, coconut, seed, cinnamon, and pinch salt together in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Pour over the the dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon.
3. Spread the mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring every ten minutes, or until golden brown and toasted.
4. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Transfer to a large jar with a tight-fitting lid and store until ready to use.
1. Have four bowls or pint-sized canning jars ready.
2. Spoon 1/4 cup of yogurt into each of the four bowls of jars, followed by a big spoonful of berries, a little drizzle of honey (if desired), and 2 Tablespoons of the granola.
3. Repeat the layers once more. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings
Note: recipe for granola makes about 3 cups and more than what is needed for the parfaits. Store the extras in an airtight container for several weeks.
This recipe was inspired by the video for Snow White’s Baked Magic Wishing Apples from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney. Check out the video below:
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