Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Food Revolution Day

Saturday May 19th was Food Revolution Day, a celebration of eating, cooking and learning more about food and where it comes from. Right up our alley, right?

To prepare, Friday night T and I made granola and berry swirl for yogurt parfaits for Saturday breakfast. T was inspired by this recipe he saw on Tyler's Ultimate last week. We used Tyler's berry recipe and our favorite granola recipe.
 the finished product - yogurt granola parfaits with berry sauce

Golden Granola 

dry ingredients
3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup soy flour
1 3/4 cup raw almonds
1/2 dry roasted sunflower seeds

wet ingredients
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup honey (we used local Tupelo honey, yum)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup canola oil
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract

1 cup dried fruit (we used raisins, golden raisins and cherries)

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Combine the dry ingredients well in a large bowl and make a well in the center for the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well. 

Spread mixture out evenly on a large baking sheet and bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until the granola turns golden brown, about 30 minutes total. 

Remove from the oven and pour the granola into a large bowl. Stir in the dried fruit and let cool. After it cools, store in an airtight container.
granola in the oven
finished product - makes about 8 1/2 cups
Berry Sauce
(adapted from Tyler Florence's Berry Swirl recipe here)

2 cups fresh berries (we used 1/2 strawberries and 1/2 red raspberries)  
juice of 1/2 a lemon (we used a whole lemon and it was too much lemon!)
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Mix the ingredients together in a small sauce pan and cook over medium heat until syrupy, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. 

To assemble parfaits, layer granola, vanilla yogurt and berry sauce until your glass or bowl are full. 


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