Sargent Choice Cooking Demonstration: Fresh Fruit Parfait with Homemade Granola

By: Stephanie Horton, Dietetic Intern, Nutrition and Fitness Center

Video by: Alan Wong

You’ve probably heard it before, but we’re going to say it again: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Start your day off right with Sargent Choice’s Fresh Fruit Parfait with Homemade Granola. Learn from Executive Chef Walter Dunphy as he demonstrates this recipe in the Sargent Choice kitchen.

A homemade version of these Sargent Choice parfaits is available at the Dining Services locations around campus.  One of the best things about the parfait is that it has many roles and is not limited to the “breakfast food” category. Enjoy it as study snack or an elegant dessert option.

The berries are a great addition to your diet, because they are rich in antioxidants and have been found to help prevent memory loss and neutralize skin-cell damage. Good health never tasted so good.

Sargent Choice is happy to have the opportunity to provide you with these cooking demonstration videos. We hope they inspire you to explore food on your own and to increase both the nutritional content and flavor of you every day meals. Visit the Our Favorite Recipes on the Sargent Choice Website for more recipes and cooking demonstration videos. Happy Cooking!

Check out the video and recipe below!

This video initially appeared on BU Today.

Sargent Choice is always looking for breakfast and snack inspiration. Do you have any healthy snack recipes you’d like to share with us? We always love hearing from you!

Fresh Fruit Parfait with Homemade Granola Recipe

5 ounces rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sunflower seed kernels
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ounces pancake syrup
1/2 ounce honey
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil blend
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1/2 ounce raisins
1/2 ounce sun-dried cranberries
3 cups plain nonfat yogurt
2 1/4 cups strawberries, quartered
3/4 cup blueberries

To make the granola

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine rolled oats, whole wheat flour, sunflower seed kernels, and cinnamon in a bowl and stir to blend. In a separate bowl, combine the syrup, honey, olive oil blend, and water and whisk together. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well, using a rubber spatula. Spread the granola mixture evenly on a baking sheet and place it in the oven for an hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes to bake evenly.

Remove granola from the oven and cool to room temperature. Toss it in a bowl with the raisins and sun-dried cranberries to combine.

To assemble the parfait
Evenly distribute strawberries in six glasses and use half the yogurt to evenly cover the strawberries. Follow with a layer of blueberries, topped with the rest of the yogurt. Finish by evenly covering the parfaits with the granola.

Nutrition facts per serving:

280 calories
8 grams (g) total fat (1 g saturated fat)
46 g carbohydrates (5 g fiber)
10 g protein
80 milligrams (mg) sodium
(Percent of daily vitamins)
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 20%
Iron 10%


Ayfiel posted on January 31, 2012 at 12:52 am

Very nice Post. A very complete and orderly guidance to cook. Very helpful readers who want to try making granola at home. thank you
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