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)


Granola adapted from 
Naturally Ella.

Granola & Berry Mini Parfaits
 
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Ingredients
For the granola:
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
For the parfaits:
  • Berries of your choice
  • Yogurt of your choice
Instructions
  1. Make the granola: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, pecans, almonds, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup and coconut oil. Pour over the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread into a thin layer. Bake, stirring every 15 minutes. Around round 3, at 45 minutes, start checking to see if it’s done – crispy but not burned. I baked mine for a little less than 1 hour.
  4. Let cool and assemble parfaits with the berries and yogurt. Or just eat the granola.

 

 


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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!

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