Blueberry Banana Granola Parfaits

  Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6-7 cups

Ingredients

For the Granola:
1 cup raw almonds, finely chopped
2/3 cup raw walnuts, finely chopped
1 cup Simple Mills banana bread and muffin mix
¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Pinch of fine sea salt
¼ cup unsweetened creamy almond butter (or your favorite nut or seed butter)
¼ cup raw honey
¼ cup melted coconut oil
½ cup dried or freeze dried blueberries
½ cup banana chips, roughly chopped 

For the Parfaits:
Fresh bananas, peeled and sliced
Fresh blueberries, washed and dried
Plain yogurt of choice 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick pad and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the almonds, walnuts, Simple Mills banana bread and muffin mix, coconut and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond butter, honey, and coconut oil.
  4. Add the almond butter mixture to the large mixing bowl and toss with the nut mixture until well combined.
  5. Turn the granola out onto the prepared pan, and press firmly into an even layer. Try to make sure the layer is the same thickness throughout, about ¾”-1” thick.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crisp.
  7. Cool, then use your finger tips to break up the granola. Sprinkle the dried blueberries and banana chips over the top, and use your fingertips to toss it all together.
  8. To assemble the parfaits: layer the fresh bananas, yogurt, granola, and fresh blueberries together in a bowl or mason jar. Top with a drizzle of raw honey, if you want. Enjoy!