Coming back, this was on my top priority list but got a little delayed due to my ill health. While the granola at the hotel was a rather simple one with not much nuts and fruits, this homemade version is packed with the goodness of almonds, pistachios, apricots, and raisins.
Parfait is typically a French dessert for layers of ice cream, fresh preserves, fresh fruits, nuts, chocolate, and usually topped with a huge dollop of whipping cream. This granola parfait however is ideal to be had for breakfast, mid mornings, after gym, or during afternoon/evening hunger pangs. All you need to do is prepare the layers separately and keep it handy and just assemble and eat! You can also keep your glass assembled in the fridge and let it chill till serving time. Have a happy and healthy weekend!
For the granola
1 1/4 cup baby rolled oats (any variety is okay)
1/3 cup regular cornflakes, crushed coarsely
Handful of almonds chopped (quantity depends on you)
Handful of pistachios chopped (again depending on your discretion)
Handful of raisins chopped
Handful of dried apricots chopped
1/2 cup honey
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
For the sauce
1 pack packed raspberries (can be substituted with any berry and quantity depends on your discretion)
Sugar as per taste
1-2 tsp water
2-3 tbsp whipped yogurt
Fresh/frozen strawberries or whatever available
Dry roast the oats, cornflakes, and all the chopped nuts till oats is slightly browned, nuts crunchy and fragrant. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Take your parfait glass or your serving dish. Add 2 heaped tbsp of the sauce followed by the whipped yogurt. Sprinkle the granola on top taking care not to dunk it in the yogurt. Lastly, top it with some fresh/frozen strawberries or any other fresh fruit. Serve chilled!