Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Summer Fruit Parfait with Homemade Granola Topping









When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”

Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

I love to get up early and have some minutes for myself before everybody else wakes up.
I know, I know of course not just  the morning after going out and coming home late.
The after party mornings are those, when all I have for breakfast "is coffe and Plan B."
But normally it's just the quiet moments before the smell of coffee fills the house, I enjoy most.
As we lived in various countries, we got the chance to learn how life style and breakfast varies in many delicious ways.

Breakfast when we used to live in Italy with the best Capuccino ever.


So even time is always short, we try to celebrate breakfast, taking a little extra time before the day starts.

Our breakfast in Peru with glorious fresh Mangos.


Breakfast is what fuels our bodies, it's like a first impression of the day and we all know that we can't make a second first impression.
So today I decided to prepare my own homemade Granola and use it as crunchy topping for a delicious summer fruit parfait.


This is what you need.
 For the Granola:
1 Spoonful dried shredded coconut
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 spoonful wheat germ
2 spoonful coarsely chopped almonds
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 spoonful honey
1 spoonful unsalted butter, melted
1 spoonful raisins, coarsely chopped

 Method:
-Toast the coconut in a  pan at medium heat (watch constantly it tends to burn soon!) until golden brown




Set aside.
-In a large bowl mix the wheat germ, chopped almonds, sesame seeds, cinnamon and chopped raisins.



Add the toasted coconut.



-Melt butter in a pan, stir in the honey and add to the mixture.



-Toss well to coat.



-Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.



-Bake at 150° C for about 30 minutes.
-Let cool completely on sheet and store in an air tight container.

For the summer fruit parfait
You need:
11/4 cup coarsely chopped summer fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches etc.
4 spoonful of strawberry or any other fruit jam
1 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Method:
Mix fruits with the jam until coated.



In a glass or a bowl put 1 layer of the fruit mixture
Add a layer of yogurt , top with 1 spoonful of Granola
Repeat the layers and decorate wit a fresh mint.
You can chill the parfait in the fridge or eat right away.


Serves 1 Portion.
Enjoy!
See you next week. 


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51 comments:

  1. The granola looks amazing, love the coconut. Parfaits are my fave, I eat one almost everyday.

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    1. Hi Natalie,
      so true , Parfaits are irresistible
      and healthy - no regrets :)

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  2. Such lovely granola! And great pictures of your breakfasts! Really fun post - thanks.

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    1. Hi John,
      happy to hear you enjoyed the post.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. What tasty looking granola! Good enough to be a dessert!

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    1. Hi Yummy,
      I never thought of it as a dessert but it seems an excelent idea!

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  4. Stunningly good breakfast,who can say no to such a scrumptious treat,loved the combination of coconut,oats and wheat germ...we will sure go for second helpings with this treat...:-)

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    1. Hi Rakesh & Swikruti,
      would love to invite you for a first and second helping, a pity that I can only be a virtual hostess :)

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  5. this would be my mom’s new favorite meal! looks delish!

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    1. Maybe you could give your Mom a nice surprise with this on Mother's Day ? :))

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  6. I think this is going to be my breakfast tomorrow! Looks too good!

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley, hope you enjoy this breakfast :)

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  7. Your Peruvian breakfast looks so good! And your granola recipe looks awesome too. What a great way to start the day!

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    1. Thank you Beth, happy to hear you enjoyed this morning starter !

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  8. Un perfecto postre se ve muy delicioso y saludable un excelente desayuno...Bravo... me encanta,saludos.

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    1. Gracias Rosita, me alegra que le gusto el post!
      Buen fin de semana.

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  9. I am a big coconut fan. Yogurt and granola parfaits are a great way to start the days on those busy workday and school mornings.

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    1. Hi Bam,
      So true , a healthy way to start the day is important for all of us.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I have oats every morning however never thought of making granola! Together with Greek yogurt makes up for a healthy and nutrient dessert. Love it!

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    1. Hi Daniela,
      So true there is nothing better than a healthy breakfast to start the day with renewed energy:)

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  11. Love granola and parfait -- it's the best summery breakfast in my opinion :)

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    1. As I see from your comment we are members at the same breakfast club :)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I love this kind of breakfast! Most days of the week I will make a smoothie with almost all of the same ingredients :) I need to try topping it with some of this wonderful granola.

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    1. Hi Susan,
      smoothie with almonds sounds like a wonderful idea to start the day :)

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  13. This looks fantastic for breakfast, oatmeal is one of my favorite ingredients to eat.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nik.
      Hope you have great weekend with yummy breakfasts :)

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  14. I bet you don't even need caffeine with this for breakfast!

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    1. Hi Angela,
      as I'm a confessed cooffemaniac a bit of coffee is still at our breakfast table :)

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  15. mmm...a fantastic parfait breakfast..and the homemade granola is simply the best!

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    1. Hi Angie,
      happy to hear you enjoyed the post. Wish I could share this parfait with you together with a nice cup of coffee :)

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  16. A delicious fruit parfait! Refeshingly luscious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  17. What a feast! Your homemade parfait looks like it was sold in a restaurant! Omigosh!! Love it!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sammie for your great feedback, I truly appreciate it.
      Have a great week ahead!

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  18. I love Winnie the Pooh books. So many wonderful lines. It's impossible to read those books without grinning from ear to ear. What a wonderful looking parfait. It looks so inviting and gorgeous xx

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    1. Hi Charlie,
      so true just reading some lines from Winnie makes me smile too. It's a delightful reading for the young and the young at heart :)

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  19. You are blessed with wonderful experiences and I agree about having a few minutes of coffee to myself. This is a lovely granola and perfect way to start the day!

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    1. Thank you so much Tricia, I truly appreciate your kind comment and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the post!

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  20. What a wonderful way to start the day.

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  21. Daniela, a delicious combination of ingredients for your granola. Beautiful pics.

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    1. Thank you Kathleen, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the post!
      Cheers

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  22. I want to make this for my Mum. She loves granola :) It looks like the perfect healthy dessert as well!

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    1. Hi Cass, I'm sure your Mum will enjoy it.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Hi Daniela, finally.. I manage to come in. I'm one of the Winnie and Pooh fans. :)
    Your fruit parfait with granola look very tempting. Great breakfast menu, yours look like from 5 star hotel. Love your table setting, very pretty. So eat this at your apartment balcony will be like holidaying in the resort. :)

    Have a nice week ahead. Regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia,
      thank you so much for your sweet comment and for insisting to enter my page!
      I truly appreciate the effort and wish I could invite you to have breakfast at the balcony:)

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  24. I love homemade granola - I make it almost every week. This parfait looks like a really lovely breakfast!

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  25. Hi Amy,
    thank you so much for your great feedback!
    Cheers

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  26. I'm in love with your breakfast table! I love mangoes (so ripe and juicy yum!!) and how nice to eat it from morning. :) Your granola looks delicious! Lovely parfait!

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