Granola and Parfait .... For Fall Cool Weather

by Russell Smith October. 13, 2018 380 views

Granola is a bit of a fall luxury for me and making it well it is simple but hard (for me) at the same time. It has taken me a dozen batches to get the end result close to what I want. This one was the closest I have gotten so far.

I decided what better way to try it than make a parfait .

It made for a nice refreshing desert . I had some left over berries so I made a raspberry/blackberry syrup to drizzle over the top for an extra hit of yumm. I am wishing the mint I have starting to root was going well and I would have added a sprig for a bit of green.
We have finally had a bit of cool weather here and it is quite refreshing . High in the mid 70s (f) I have missed this . Now for it to drop 20 or 30 more degrees for the high temp and I would be in heaven . Hopefully Tomorrow 14 Oct. I will be headed to a pirate festival should be a great time or at minimum an interesting time.
Ingredients

  • 4 cups Oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • Tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter(melted)
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup chopped nuts I used pecans
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Dried Fruits ( I used cherries,cranberries,raisins,and dates)
  • 3/4 cup of coconut flakes.
  • 2/3 cup of Honey and 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar,
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla

Preheat oven to 300F. Mix everything in a bowl then spread on a baking sheet . Bake for 30 min stirring every 15 min . I wanted mine to dry out just a bit more so I turned oven off when the oats started browning just a tad and let them cool as the oven cooled down. My thinking is this will allow it to keep a bit longer in the humid environment I live in .

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

Nice work, Russell! looks yummy! Love the tight focus & bokeh!

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Karoline Nogueira 1 year, 4 months ago

Tem uma ótima aparência! AS fotos estão incríveis!

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Karoline Nogueira 1 year, 4 months ago

:) Thank you .

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Lakshmi Bhat 1 year, 4 months ago

They look delicious.

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Lakshmi Bhat 1 year, 4 months ago

:) I appreciate it

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab 1 year, 4 months ago

Excellent pictures Russ. Thanks for the recipe.

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you . This is just one of thousands of ways to make this . Also it is a great way to add some warmth to the house on a cool/cold day.

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Radha Mistry 1 year, 4 months ago

Great idea for a photoblog! And great pictures. X

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Radha Mistry 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you . :)

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya 1 year, 4 months ago

What a delicious treat! Russell, is the baking part necessary?
I might try this soon grinning

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Ram Ya 1 year, 4 months ago

For this type granola it is . It helps toast the oats and caramelize the sugars. It amazes me how many different ways this simple dish can be prepared .

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Scribe 1 year, 4 months ago

I can almost
taste the magic
in every creamy
cold crunch heart decoration

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Scribe 1 year, 4 months ago

I appreciate it .

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Anders 1 year, 4 months ago

Looks yummy.  Great pictures....I like the sharpness of the cereal in the second photo and the bokeh.  Very nice!

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Helen Anders 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you .

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
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