Monday, March 14, 2011

Hassayampa Inn Breakfast Parfait

Yogurt Parfaits from historic Hassayampa Hotel in Prescott, AZ found on pg 52 Tastes & Treasures
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups fresh raspberries
2 cups granola
Strawberry yogurt
Mix the blueberries and raspberries in a bowl. Alternate layers of the berries and granola in parfait glasses or wine glasses and top with the yogurt.
Note: You can use homemade or commercial granola and low-fat yogurt in this recipe.We varied it with bananas and strawberries.
Serves 6

Love this recipe but here's a new version with my favorite breakfast food- Oatmeal. gives us the scoop on healthy oatmeal.
"Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this process does not strip away their bran and germ allowing them to retain a concentrated source of their fiber and nutrients. . . [Old-fashioned oats] have a flatter shape [than other oats] that is the result of their being steamed and then rolled." has a wonderful low calorie Oatmeal Parfait. We love the flavor.
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
Dash salt
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt with about 100 calories per 6-oz. serving
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 banana, sliced
Combine all ingredients for oatmeal in a small nonstick pot on the stove. Add 3/4 cup water and mix well. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 9 minutes, stirring often, until somewhat thick and creamy. (It will thicken more upon chilling.) Allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 1/2 hours.
Stir oatmeal thoroughly until uniform in texture. Spoon half of the oatmeal into a tall glass, and top with 1/4 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup sliced strawberries, and half of the banana slices. Repeat with remaining oatmeal, yogurt, strawberries, and banana.
PER SERVING (entire recipe): 285 calories, 4.5g fat, 359mg sodium, 54g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 21.5g sugars, 9g protein -- PointsPlus™ value 7*