granola & berry mini parfaits

This is what our Easter morning looked like. It was quiet and simple and perfect… breakfast on the patio, followed by a long sunny afternoon walk and a movie.

I tend to get easily overwhelmed by holidays. For years, we exhaustingly traveled for (almost) each one. Over-priced airfare and travel delays really start to take the magic out of Christmas mornings and Easter egg hunts. These days I have a new appreciation for the quiet ones — just us two (and the pups) and some tasty food.

(oh but family, we love you and miss you much… xoxo, Jeanine & Jack)

INGREDIENTS:

granola:
(adapted from Naturally Ella)

2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

berries of your choice
yogurt of your choice (I like coconut-vanilla)

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Combine wet and dry ingredients separately. Stir to combine.

Pour mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread into a thin layer. Stir every 15 minutes… around round 3 start checking to see if it’s done – crispy but not burned. I baked mine for a little less than 1 hour.

Let cool and assemble parfaits. Or just eat the granola.

 

 

 

 

 

5 comments

  1. Laura from thefirstmess.com on said:

    I love the quiet together time that seems to be abundant around certain holidays. Going out for a really good coffee, long walks, watching documentaries, naps… All holidays should be that easy and low pressure. And breakfast should always be as tasty as this one :)

  2. Courtney Jones from thefigtree.blogspot.com on said:

    What a beautiful, simple treat for breakfast. :) I’ll take one with blueberries! Mmm!

  3. Those little jars are darling! I’m happy to see maple syrup in the mix. :)
    (Love your added note to the fam! hehe)

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  5. sarah from thevanillabeanblog.com on said:

    Lovely photos. Quiet holidays sound appealing – as much as I love my family, they can be so overwhelming at times. And I love those little jars!