September 27, 2023

Granola Parfait

Better than Cereal and More than a Breakfast Food

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This granola parfait recipe is a great substitute for processed cereals, and it's not just for breakfast. In this post, I will show you how to use this delicious idea to help you make an easy dinner. You will feel good feeding your family this homemade treat.


Granola Parfait

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Homemade granola

Plain yogurt

Raspberries and or blueberries



Alternate layers of yogurt, granola, and berries in a parfait glass, ramekin, or cup. If desired, add a slight drizzle of honey on some of the yogurt layers.

Serve this delightful dish for breakfast or an after-school snack. You can also serve it as a third course when you are in a pinch to pull together something for dinner.  Just add one or two other simple no-cook courses and you will have dinner ready in minutes.  See below for menu ideas.

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Menu Idea

Here is an easy dinner idea for those busy days when you need something quick or feel like saying, "it's a bowl of cereal night" for dinner.

Make soup once every month or two and freeze it. Then it's ready to warm.

Then follow with a granola parfait. Dinner is ready in the time it takes to warm the soup and assemble the parfait.

This is a fabulous, balanced menu, but if you are motivated to add more, here are some suggestions. Add a few slices of charcuterie or a first course of crudités- raw veggies or a simple pasta like Pasta Carbonara made with bacon and eggs. Burro e Salvia, another Italian classic, is pasta with butter and sage. Don't be deceived by the simplicity- it's divine, family-friendly, and sage is rich in nutrients. You can also freeze butter and sage so it is on hand when needed.

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Then, you can freeze the leftover sage with butter to make Burro e Salvia Pasta

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You can also use the Sage Butter to add more nutrients and flavor to your grilled cheese

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A quick and delicious version of Pasta Carbonara

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Learn more about serving dinner in courses in this post.

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