Homemade Almond and Oat Granola Parfaits with Clementine Honey and Greek Yogurt

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on April 14, 2010

I was suddenly gripped by an intense and urgent desire to make granola at home. Didn’t want to make dinner that night. Didn’t want to go to the store to buy granola ingredients. But I just had to make granola. Right that minute. (I’m weird like that). I suspect this granola craving rubbed off from my sister who was visiting me. She is a total granola junkie and can go through a whole box in a day. So M, this one is for you ♥ 

Like I said, I hardly had any of the ingredients needed to make granola. So I just used what I had on hand – instant oats, wheatgerm and almond meal.  This is by no means a ‘proper’ granola recipe, but it certainly tastes good. Take a look at some of the other granola recipes on the web:

Addictive granola on Tastes Like Home
Four grain granola bars on Whats For Lunch Honey
Savory granola trifle on Jugalbandi
Low fat citrust granola on Inn Cuisine
Granola cookies on Dandy Sugar

Clementines are a type of mandarin orange. They have cute little sweet segments with lots of juice. You could also use a tangerine for this recipe, but it probably wont be as sweet as a clementine. You could of course, substitute with good old orange.

Simple (Improvisational) Oat and Almond Granola Recipe
makes about 2 1/2 cups

1 cup rolled oats (I used instant oats because thats all I had, but rolled oats will make better granola)
1/4 cup wheatgerm
1/2 cup slivered almonds (I used almond meal because thats all I had)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

Pre heat oven to 300f

Place oats, wheatgerm, almonds and brown sugar in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together oil, vanilla, salt and 2 tablespoons of water. Add this liquid mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix well until clumps form. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake 30-40 minutes or till the granola is crunchy. Stir the granola every 15 minutes while it is baking. Once completely cooled, store granola in an airtight container.

Clementine Honey Recipe
makes about 1/4 cup

1/2 cup fresh clementine juice (substitute with tangerine or orange)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon tangerine zest

Place clementine juice and brown sugar in a small pan and bring to a boil. Continue boiling till the mixture reduces in half and becomes like a syrup. (Be careful sugar burns easily!). Turn off heat. Stir in honey and zest. Clementine honey will thicken once cool.

To make granola parfaits

Layer granola, Greek yogurt and tangerine honey in serving glasses.

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1 Neel | Learn Food Photography April 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Beautiful food photos. Love the composition and colors. Back lit photos really make a big difference. Wonderfully done.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
-Neel

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2 Sharmilee April 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Brilliant clicks!

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3 Nithya April 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Looks so yummy.. Stunning pics as usual. :)

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4 Rosa April 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Gorgeous shots and lovely granola!

Cheers,

Rosa

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5 Ritesh April 15, 2010 at 12:49 am

woah!! Sala, u did it again…what clicks! absolutely wow!! you rock!!

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6 shaz April 15, 2010 at 1:08 am

:) I get like that sometimes…the “must make it now!” phase . Gorgeous pic of those clementine segments,a dn the granola parfait sounds inspired.

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7 lisa April 15, 2010 at 7:00 am

Lovely shots! A great healthy breakfast too. Lots of crunch — looks wonderful!

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8 Soma April 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

I am mesmerized with your clementine honey and the photographs.

I can understand the urge, I am weird like that too:-)

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9 Nicole, RD April 15, 2010 at 9:05 am

Gorgeous blog! I absolutely love it!

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10 Cynthia April 15, 2010 at 11:34 am

I am weak at the knees for that clementine honey, what a great idea.

As always, you pics are awesome! Love the shot with the half-moon sliced clementines.

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11 Heavenly Housewife April 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

What a lovely breakfast this would make. Its so beautiful and elegant, but also really healthy. Awesome!
Love your blog
*kisses* HH

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12 Elaine from Cookware Help April 18, 2010 at 1:50 am

Oh, I heart granola-yogurt parfaits. They have perfect components to start the day — the crunch of the granola, the creaminess of the yogurt and the sweetness of the fruits. Yours sounds so good even without much fruits. I love the addition of clementine honey in it. I wish I had some of that right now.

They are all telling the truth here. Your photos and presentations are really stunning!

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13 nags April 18, 2010 at 2:53 am

confession time: i hardly ever check our your recipes any more cuz i am too busy ogling at the pics. love the “falling clementines” :)

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14 Cherine April 18, 2010 at 4:40 am

Beautiful shots!! This looks yummy!

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15 Valen April 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Wow this looks good! I love granola!

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16 Michelle May 15, 2010 at 10:41 am

Home made granola is the best! By the time you open most commercial ones they resemble sawdust and the quality of the ingredients used normally just don’t cut it. those glass-filled ones of your look very posh indeed!

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17 Sophia September 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I just realized that it really isn’t that difficult to make a parfait. I tried my first one a couple of months ago using this easy Yogurt Parfait recipe. Now I want to try yours too! :)

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18 Khushbir March 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

The links in “You might also like ” section are not working. I tried to click on couple of links and they are not redirected to specific recipe.

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