Coconut-Granola Yogurt Parfaits Recipe

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I prepare homemade granola ahead of time—it makes these yogurt treats special. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cardamom, cinnamon and allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 4 cups fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 cups chopped Honeycrisp apples (about 2 large)
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in salt, spices and vanilla.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut and cashews. Drizzle with pomegranate juice mixture; toss to combine. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan, spreading evenly.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring halfway. Cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, stir in cranberries and chocolate chips.
  4. For parfaits, in a bowl, mix yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, lime peel and lime juice until blended. To serve, layer 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, 2 tablespoons granola, 3 tablespoons chopped apple and 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds in each of eight parfait glass. Repeat layers. (Save remaining granola for another use; store in an airtight container.)
  5. Drizzle parfaits with remaining honey. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 parfaits plus 2-1/2 cups granola.
Originally published as Coconut Granola Parfaits in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p35

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 242851
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"I prepared these parfaits this morning and we devoured them. They are absolutely delicious. I prepared the entire recipe this morning but the granola could be made ahead of time. They have a delicious flavor and not only that but are good for you. I used Splenda with no problems. They were delicious. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

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