Happy last day of February to you!
This weekend we had some friends over and served breakfast for dinner. We thought it might be nice to also offer a parfait bar.
Here’s the finished product:
Homemade granola with cantaloupe, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries (we also had mango), two kinds of yogurt, and fun parfait glasses.
The highlight of the party (for me!) was the granola.
Here’s their recipe:
* 1 container (18-ounce) old-fashioned oats (6 cups)
* 8 ounces sliced almonds
* 1 cup dried cranberries
* 1 cup chopped dried apricots
* 1 cup light-brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter
* 1/2 cup honey
But I didn’t have apricots on hand. So I used about half a cup of regular raisins, half a cup of golden raisins, half a cup of dried cherries and half a cup of dried cranberries. This really is a simple recipe to use and one that I would highly recommend with one caveat, the recipe says that the granola will cook at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes and I found that the granola was done after about 20 minutes or so (at about the 10 minute mark I took out the granola and stirred it up).
Here are all the ingredients:
Once the honey and butter are melted together, mix them into the other ingredients, then just spread the mixture onto two cookie sheets and bake.
Here’s a pic of the finished product:
Saved some for the parfait party and gave some away as a gift!
I think granola always makes a good gift and this would probably keep for a couple of weeks in an air tight container, though in my house it certainly wouldn’t last that long!