Black forest slow granola parfaits

Black forest slow granola parfaits

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Serves
4-6

This granola takes the alchemic combination of cocoa, cherries and dairy and puts them to a more restrained use than in a slice of torte. There are a few secrets to golden granola; chief among them is using egg whites to help the grains gather into plump clumps. Beyond that there’s olive oil for superior crunch, ensuring there’s a good mix of grains and only adding the dried fruit after the grains have been baked. Be sure to add whatever nuts are your favourite – mine are macadamias and hazelnuts – but almonds and walnuts would also be grand. All that’s left is to add a pinch or two of salt to curb the sweetness and keep this giddily delicious combination at the adult end of the spectrum. You may be eating cocoa for breakfast, but this layered treat is a long way from the domain of snap, crackle and pop.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
80g rolled oats
45g ground flaxseed/linseed
30g desiccated coconut
60g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
30g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1-2 teaspoons sea salt flakes
4 tablespoons olive oil
60ml rice malt syrup or pure maple syrup
1 egg white, beaten until foamy
150g dried cherries

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
900g greek yoghurt
200g drained morello cherries

Equipment

Quantity Ingredient
baking tray lined with baking paper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 140˚C.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together (except the dried cherries) in a big bowl.
  3. Heat the olive oil and syrup together in a small pan until bubbling and pour the mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl.
  4. Mix everything together until well coated, then fold through the beaten egg white. Pour it onto the lined baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Turn the granola over with a spoon, return it to the oven and bake for another 25 minutes or until the nuts are crunchy. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes, then break up the clumps.
  5. Combine the granola clumps with the dried cherries. Either put the granola in an airtight container to keep, or assemble the parfaits.
  6. To assemble the parfaits, take 4 glasses or tumblers and layer them with yoghurt, cherries and granola, then more yoghurt, cherries and granola. Serve immediately.
Tags:
healthy
low carb
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