This Walnut Granola Parfait is the perfect easy breakfast. Simple walnut granola is gently toasted in a dry skillet and paired with yogurt for a festive Christmas breakfast that can be made ahead for a holiday brunch, or enjoyed any time of the year. It’s ready in just 10 minutes with 7 simple ingredients.
Heat a dry frying pan over a medium heat and add the walnuts and oats. Toast, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until golden and fragrant, then stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon. Set aside to cool.
To serve, stir the maple syrup into the yogurt and layer the yogurt, granola and pomegranate seeds in two glasses. Top with a sprig of mint. Enjoy immediately.
To make ahead, prepare the yogurt and store in the fridge and prepare the granola and keep in a jar in a cool dry place. Layer just before serving.
Always keep an eye on the temperature of your pan as nuts and oats could burn quickly. Start with a medium low heat.
A cast iron pan will help toast up the nuts and oats evenly.
To make ahead of time, keep yogurt and granola separate to make sure the granola does not get soggy.
Granola should be stored in a jar in a cool dry place.
Change up your granola by using your favorite nuts including pecans, macadamia nuts or even pistachios.
Try making your own yogurt for the perfect breakfast made completely from scratch.
Add different flavors to your yogurt by purchasing flavored yogurt or adding a few drops of your favorite flavor extract.
To add an extra layer of sweet, try adding some chocolate chips or white chocolate chips to the skillet granola once it's fully cool.
Special diets Make it gluten-free: To make this recipe gluten free, read your labels and make sure your oats are certified gluten free.Make it Vegan: To make a vegan breakfast parfait, use vegan yogurt such as cashew yogurt or coconut yogurt.Storage and Freezing Freezing: This recipe cannot be frozen as yogurt is best when served within 5 days of opening.Storage: Store the stovetop granola in an airtight jar in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.