Gingerbread Granola-Yogurt Parfaits

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 511
Fat 25 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 65 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Sodium 212 mg

Ingredients

3 cups old-fashioned oats (not instant)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup golden raisins, optional
2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. Line 2 large baking sheets with foil.

2. In a large bowl, mix oats, nuts and wheat germ. In another bowl, whisk brown sugar, molasses, oil, vanilla, salt and spices. Stir molasses mixture into oat mixture. Divide between 2 baking sheets, spreading evenly.

3. Bake granola until browned, 50 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Halfway through baking time, switch baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back. (Granola will turn very dark brown from the molasses.) Remove baking sheets and transfer granola to a large bowl; let cool, stirring occasionally. Toss in raisins, if desired.

4. Just before serving, assemble parfaits: Spoon about 3 Tbsp. granola into each of 8 small bowls or parfait glasses. Top each with 2 to 3 Tbsp. yogurt. Repeat layers once. Serve immediately. Store extra granola in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Note:

December 2010
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