Yogurt Parfait

A favorite breakfast.  Greek yogurt, topped with homemade fat-free sugar-free granola, topped with raspberries given to us by a friend. Can’t get much better than that! Yum!

The granola recipe is from Dr. Phil’s “Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook”. I highly recommend you take this out of the library or buy it. There are a lot of good recipes in there for people wanting to lose weight or just eat healthy. As always, I’ve modified the recipe a bit. 🙂

“Forget-the-Fat” Granola

3 c. uncooked old-fashioned oats (NOT quick oats!)
3/4 c. wheat germ (I used wheat bran on occasion)
1/3 c. whole raw almonds, roughly chopped
2 tbsp. shelled raw sunflower seeds
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 c. unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 c. dried cranberries (or raisins, or chopped dried apricots, or…) – optional

Combine oats, wheat germ, almonds, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add juice concentrate and stir well. Spread evenly on a lightly oiled large rimmed baking sheet (I use a spray oil). Bake at 325 F 15 minutes. Be sure to stir every 5 minutes so it bakes evenly. Bake till golden. Cool. Add dried fruit (opt.). Pour into an airtight container to store. Good for two months.

Hubby and I like to add fresh fruit to our granola when we eat it. So that’s what we do, instead of adding dried fruit. Though the raspberries in this photo came ‘fresh’ from the freezer! 🙂

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