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Coconut Chia Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait

Disclosure: This Coconut Chia Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait recipe is sponsored by Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt. Thank you for supporting the work we’re doing at Food Heaven!

I pretty much only eat one type of cereal these days — and that’s granola. It’s not that granola is somehow nutritionally superior to other cereals. I just happen to think that it tastes better (am I the only one who loves a good chewy crunch?)

Store-bought granola used to be my go-to. That was until I discovered how easy it was to make it at home — even for someone like me who typically can’t be bothered. Basically, all you do is combine the oats, nuts, chia seeds, oil, and maple syrup on a pan then bake. In addition to tasting better than store-bought, making your own granola at home is a lot cheaper. Seriously, granola is one of the most expensive types of cereal — bulk bin included.

For this Coconut Chia Granola recipe, we teamed up with our friends at Two Good Greek yogurt to bring you one of our favorite parfait concoctions. We are really excited to partner with Two Good because their yogurt has 80% less sugar than the average Greek yogurt.* How do they do it? The impressive lower sugar content is achieved through a patent-pending, slow-straining process that removes most of the sugar present in the milk, resulting in a deliciously thick and creamy textured Greek yogurt. Each 5.3oz serving contains 3 grams of total carbohydrates, 12 grams of protein, and 2 grams of total sugar.

For this recipe, we chose to use plain yogurt as the star, but if that’s not your jam Two Good has more flavors to choose from, including Blueberry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Peach, Mixed Berry, Coconut, Black Cherry,  and more recent additions Raspberry and Mango Hibiscus. 

You can also choose your favorite fruit as a base. Today we used strawberries, but this recipe also works really well with peaches, raspberries, blueberries, and even soft pears. I love enjoying this snack as my 10:30am pick me up when I need something balanced and nutritious to help carry me over to lunch.

Ready to make this recipe? 

Start off combining the rolled oats, chopped almonds, pecans, and chia seeds. Once that is evenly mixed, add the oil and maple syrup. Once all combined on a baking pan, we’ll pop that baby into the oven for about an hour and twenty minutes, making sure to rotate the ingredients every 20 minutes. After cooking, add the coconut flakes and dried cranberries.  

*Two Good: 2g total sugar per 5.3oz. Average Greek yogurt: 11g sugar per 5.3oz.

Coconut Chia Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Two Good Plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cups almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup fruit of your choosing (we used strawberries here)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 260F

  2. In a baking pan, add oats, almonds, pecans, & chia seeds. With a spoon mix them together.

  3. Add vegetable oil & maple syrup. Mix in with a spoon.

  4. Pop into the oven and bake @250F for 1hr 20 min or until oats are crisp. Make sure to rotate the ingredients in the pan every 20 min.

  5. Remove from the oven and top with coconut flakes

  6. Slice fruit and layer with Two Good Plain Greek yogurt and granola.

  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

 

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