Mad Squirrel Nut Granola Parfaits

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Nothing makes a squirrel madder than having his nuts too sweet! This granola combo is just right; not too sweet with a warm cinnamon spice that pairs wonderfully with fresh fruit and yogurt. All the natural flavors of the nuts, oats and spices can be tasted in every bite. You may feel a little guilty when you think you are having berry cobbler for breakfast but rest assured, a lot of sugar and oil has been removed to keep all your little squirrels happy!

Mad Squirrel Nut Granola

Line two large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.  

Bowl of Granola

Combine the oats, seeds, and nuts in a large bowl and set aside.

Granola Ingredients

Stir together the salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, water, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat.

Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets.

Tray ready for Oven

Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 10 minutes on one side. Stir once halfway through and bake for another 10 minutes. It will get crunchy as it cools so don’t overcook it as it will burn fast.

Granola with Fruit

Allow to cool, and then stir in the raisins, cherries, apricots or cranberries combo before storing in an airtight container.

Double Recipe: Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 18 minutes on one side. Stir once halfway through and bake for another 15 minutes.

Granola over Yogurt with fruit

For a fast and simple breakfast, spoon yogurt into a bowl, add fruit and sprinkle with granola. For a fancier presentation for guests, layer in a parfait glass.

Mad Squirrel Parfaits Ingredients:

Vanilla Yogurt (Trader Joe’s Vanilla)

Fresh Strawberries, chopped

1 bag frozen mixed berries, thawed

Mad Squirrel Nut Granola

Directions:

Mix the thawed berries with the fresh strawberries in a container and set aside. In a tall glass, spoon berries at the bottom, layer several spoonfuls of yogurt and sprinkle with granola. Add another layer just like the last and serve with a long Ice Tea Spoon. It’s a real lip licker! 

 

Mad Squirrel Nut Granola
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7356 calories
956 g
11 g
363 g
173 g
43 g
2185 g
1493 g
422 g
0 g
299 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2185g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 7356
Calories from Fat 3063
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 363g
558%
Saturated Fat 43g
214%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 138g
Monounsaturated Fat 161g
Cholesterol 11mg
4%
Sodium 1493mg
62%
Total Carbohydrates 956g
319%
Dietary Fiber 128g
513%
Sugars 422g
Protein 173g
Vitamin A
346%
Vitamin C
215%
Calcium
148%
Iron
288%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups rolled oats
  2. 1-1/2 cup honey roasted sunflower seeds
  3. 1/2 cup Flax seeds
  4. 1/2 cup roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  5. 2 cups rough chopped mixed nuts
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  8. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  9. 1/3 cup honey
  10. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  11. 1/4 cup water
  12. 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  13. 1-1/2 teaspoons ground pumpkin pie spice
  14. 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  15. 1 cup raisins, dried cherries, dried apricots, dried cranberries (any mixture)
For Parfaits
  1. Vanilla Yogurt (Trader Joe's Vanilla)
  2. Fresh Strawberries, chopped
  3. 1 bag frozen mixed berries, thawed
  4. Mad Squirrel Nut Granola
Instructions
  1. Granola: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.
  2. Combine the oats, seeds, and nuts in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Stir together the salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, water, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 10 minutes on one side. Stir once halfway through and bake for another 10 minutes. It will get crunchy as it cools so don’t overcook it as it will burn fast. Allow to cool, and then stir in the raisins, cherries, apricots or cranberries combo before storing in an airtight container.
  5. Mad Squirrel Parfaits: Mix the thawed berries with the fresh strawberries in a container and set aside. In a tall glass, spoon berries at the bottom, layer several spoonfuls of yogurt and sprinkle with granola. Add another layer just like the last and serve with a long Ice Tea Spoon. It's a real lip licker!
Notes
  1. Double Recipe: Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 18 minutes on one side. Stir once halfway through and bake for another 15 minutes.
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calories
7356
fat
363g
protein
173g
carbs
956g
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