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Coconut-Granola Yogurt Parfaits

I prepare homemade granola ahead of time—it makes these yogurt treats special. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 parfaits plus 2-1/2 cups granola

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cardamom, cinnamon and allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • PARFAITS:
  • 4 cups fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 cups chopped Honeycrisp apples (about 2 large)
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in salt, spices and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut and cashews. Drizzle with pomegranate juice mixture; toss to combine. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan, spreading evenly.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring halfway. Cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, stir in cranberries and chocolate chips.
  • For parfaits, in a bowl, mix yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, lime zest and lime juice until blended. To serve, layer 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, 2 tablespoons granola, 3 tablespoons chopped apple and 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds in each of eight parfait glass. Repeat layers. (Save remaining granola for another use; store in an airtight container.)
  • Drizzle parfaits with remaining honey. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 parfait: 440 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein.

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