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homemade granola with fruit and mascarponePatriotic-inspired homemade granola parfait was perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert during the Olympics. To make it gold-medal worthy, this parfait includes a mascarpone-yogurt filling. They looked great in mason jars, which also made storing individual serving sizes easy, and even easier to grab-n-go.

The granola recipe makes enough to have more on hand. The parfait made 6 mason jars.

Granola:

Ingredients:

  • 3 c granola
  • ½ c sunflower seeds
  • ½ c ground flax
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 2 tbs crystalized ginger
  • ½ c Devo Olive Oil’s Blood Orange EVOO
  • ¼ c local Grade B maple syrup
  • ¼ c local honey
  • ¼ c water, if needed

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In large bowl mix first five ingredients.
  • Make well in center and add liquid ingredients.
  • Mixture should be moist, not wet. If too dry, add a little bit of water.
  • Spread mixture on baking sheet, being sure NOT to press down.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, checking often to be sure granola doesn’t burn.
  • Remove from oven and cool.

 

Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz mascarpone
  • 8 oz Greek yogurt
  • ¼- ½  c sugar, depending on taste
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 quart strawberries, quartered

Directions:

  • Mix first 3 ingredients.
  • In serving dish, add layer of strawberry, granola, mascarpone, blueberry and repeat.
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