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Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits

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These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits are an easy, delicious breakfast! Protein and fiber packed to keep you full!

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits make a filling and flavorful breakfast or afternoon snack! A delicious fiber-packed combination of traditional rolled oats, steel cut oats and 2% Greek yogurt makes these parfaits extra filling without tipping the scale!

New Year’s Resolution friendly! 🙂

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits are an easy, delicious breakfast! Protein and fiber packed to keep you full!

I eat oats in some form for breakfast every single day: overnight oats, hot cooked oats or Greek yogurt with homemade granola! I started this oatmeal tradition in college because the cafeteria scrambled eggs didn’t even come close to rivaling my mom’s. #spoiled

Leery of runny eggs and limp bacon I made my way to the oatmeal station and never left! I ate hot oatmeal every single morning for the next 4 years!

The Oatmeal Guy would see me coming and dish up a big bowl with a generous scoop of raisins and brown sugar.

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits are an easy, delicious breakfast! Protein and fiber packed to keep you full!

But I’m not in college any more and some days you have to mix it up. Recently I’ve been obsessing over these Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola. It is absolutely better than any granola I have ever bought.

I like to mix Quaker Oats Steel Cut Oats with Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats for the base and then get a little crazy with my dried fruit, nut, and seed add-ins.

And maple syrup. Because, um, maple…heeello?!

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits are an easy, delicious breakfast! Protein and fiber packed to keep you full!

While untraditional, the steel cut oats add an extra crunch: they are the heart and soul of this granola. And then you take the most magical granola and layer it with pumpkin Greek yogurt! Prepare to be wowed!

The lightly spiced pumpkin yogurt is unsweetened, which pairs beautifully with the naturally sweetened granola. You will love the contrast between the crunchy Steel Cut Oats Granola and the smooth Greek yogurt.

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits are an easy, delicious breakfast! Protein and fiber packed to keep you full!

My husband and I got back from New Zealand late last week, jetlagged and needing a protein and fiber packed breakfast, but I realized that we only had ¼ cup oats! That certainly wasn’t going to cut it! So I rushed to my nearest Target store and stocked up on several containers of Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats and Quaker Oats Steel Cut Oats. Aannnd I grabbed some pecans, dried fruit and maple syrup while I was at it. (Thank you, Target!)

Target Quaker Photo 1

30 minutes of “work” (and by work I mean some stirring) and I had breakfast ready for the rest of the week! Just what my jetlagged self needed!

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits are an easy, delicious breakfast! Protein and fiber packed to keep you full!

If I may be so bold as to say that Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait is really just my verbose way of saying “Your new favorite breakfast.”

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits are an easy, delicious breakfast! Protein and fiber packed to keep you full!

Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 Parfaits

Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits make a filling and flavorful breakfast or afternoon snack! A delicious fiber-packed combination of traditional rolled oats, steel cut oats and 2% Greek yogurt makes these parfaits extra filling without tipping the scale! You will love the extra crunch from the Quaker Steel Cut Oats!

Ingredients

    For the Granola:
  • 2 cups Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup Quaker Oats Steel Cut Oats
  • ¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder (you can usually find this by the canned milk)
  • ¼ cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar (or use light brown sugar, unpacked)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon dried ginger
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (Grade B)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup tart dried cherries (packed)
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • For the Yogurt:
  • 4 cups 2% Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • large pinch ground ginger

Instructions

    Make the granola:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Evenly spread the Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats and Quaker Oats Steel Cut Oats on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until they are golden brown, stirring once. Pour into a large bowl.
  3. While your oats toast, bring walnut oil, maple syrup and vanilla just to a boil in a small saucepot.
  4. To your oats add dry milk powder, wheat germ, coconut palm sugar, pumpkin seeds and pecans; toss to mix thoroughly. Pour your heated maple syrup mixture over the oat mixture and toss gently to coat evenly. I used two wooden spoons.
  5. Pour the oat mixture back onto your rimmed baking sheet and spread out evenly. Bake 12-15 minutes or until the mixture is golden brown and no longer sticky. (It will still feel wet.) Remove the sheet from the oven and place on a wire rack.
  6. Sprinkle the cherries and raisins evenly over the surface of the granola; toss gently to distribute. Allow to cool completely before touching (or eating).
  7. Assemble the Parfaits:
  8. In a medium bowl mix together yogurt, pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger.
  9. In tall parfait glasses or any other drinking glass, layer the granola with the yogurt, using about 1 cup of yogurt for each parfait.

Notes:

This recipe makes about 5 cups of granola, which is way more than you need for the 4 yogurt parfaits. It will keep for up to 3 months at room temperature in a tightly sealed container. I will be shocked if you can resist it that long…

https://cheflindseyfarr.com/2015/01/maple-steel-cut-oats-granola-pumpkin-yogurt-parfaits/

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35 Comments

  • Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
    January 9, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I need to make more yogurt and granola parfaits! I love that you mixed some steel cut oats into your granola – I want to try that soon! Your parfait layers are beautiful!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 9, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      I cannot believe that you, The Granola Master, don’t make yogurt parfaits! Definitely try the steel cut oats!

      Reply
  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
    January 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

    You had me at pumpkin parfait! 🙂 I love the flavors of this yogurt, Lindsey! Especially with the dried cherries and raisins…yum!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 9, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Haha! Of course! You are the Goddess of Pumpkin, Gayle!

      Reply
  • Sophie
    January 9, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Yum,Yum,yummmm! That granola looks smashing & that pumpkin Greek yoghurt looks super tasty too!
    Mmmmmmmmm!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 9, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Thanks, Sophie! It was delicious!

      Reply
  • David @ Spiced
    January 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    You know what else everybody likes? Parfait! Have you ever met a person, you say, “Hey, let’s get some parfait,” they say, “No, I don’t like no parfait.”? Parfaits are delicious!

    In the immortal words of Donkey, these parfaits look delicious! All of the dried fruits and seeds in these is making my mouth water. I’m all about making breakfasts for the whole week ahead of time, and I think these parfaits need to appear in my kitchen this weekend. Thanks for sharing! #client

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    • AmericanCooking22
      January 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      LOL! I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like parfaits. You are 100% correct…as always.

      Did you just quote Shrek?! Dear, Lord help us all! But these parfaits definitely do need to appear in your kitchen this weekend!

      Reply
  • Shashi @ runninsrilankan
    January 9, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Oooh that pumpkin yogurt layer…oooh this granola….I’m on my way over with the largest spoon I could find! …And to think we were not gonna meet till you got back from NYC….
    🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 9, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      Haha! Thanks, Shashi! Sadly the granola lasted about 1 day with my husband. He handed me the container with a few crumbs in it and said, “The rest is yours…” “Sorry”.

      I know! It will be that much sweeter when we do meet! I promise double cupcakes!

      Reply
  • Manali @ CookWithManali
    January 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Love parfaits! This is the perfect breakfast Lindsey!! Pinned.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Aww thanks, Manali!

      Reply
  • Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
    January 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    If I see oats I am just crazy about it. I love granola, oatmeal cookies an everything with oats:) I have to check this tropical granola bar:)

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Haha! I do too! That tropical granola bar is delicious! My husband and I LOVE them! They also freeze really well. 🙂

      Reply
  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    January 9, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    You know I can’t say no to anything pumpkin! What a perfect and healthy breakfast to enjoy!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 9, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks, Pamela! I am still excited about all things pumpkin…I know the acceptable time has passed but I just can’t let it go!

      Reply
  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
    January 10, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Lindsey!!! love these Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits!!! so pretty and exactly what I want for breakfast! will look for the steel cut oats!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks, Alice!!! You must try it with the steel cut oats!

      Reply
  • marcie
    January 10, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I’m an oatmeal girl, tried and true! I’ll eat it any which way, and I love THIS way. Parfaits are so fun, and this granola with the steel cut oats looks delicious! Pinned. 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks, Marcie! The steel cut oats are fabulous in the granola. So crunchy! Thanks for the pin!

      Reply
  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    January 10, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Yum! Looks so healthy and pretty too! I could totally have this for breakfast. Or a snack! 😉

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      I ate it for both, so I can say with confidence that it is awesome for both! lol

      Reply
  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    January 10, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    These parfaits look absolutely incredible, Lindsey! I am an oatmeal lover too especially steel cut oats and have a bowl for breakfast and sometimes for dinner too 🙂 I love that you used both rolled oats and steel cut oats in here – sounds perfect!!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Oats for every meal! The steel cut in the granola really is spectacular!

      Reply
  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods
    January 10, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    This is a great welcome back home/get back to healthy eating food. Love that you added steel cut oats to your granola. I too eat oats everyday in one form or another, but I particularly like them with yogurt. Looks delicious!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Do you do that after vacations too? It’s almost like a detox! I love my oats too!

      Reply
  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout
    January 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Yum! Love all the seeds and nuts! 🙂

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks, Medha!

      Reply
  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
    January 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    This granola sounds and looks so delicious, Lindsey! Love the maple flavour, so good. Cannot wait to try the recipe!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      THanks, Jess! Isn’t everything better with maple?

      Reply
  • Rachel @ Bakerita
    January 12, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Oh yum, I absolutely adore making my own granola and these parfaits are both beautiful and delicious! I eat granola parfaits pretty much every morning for breakfast, and this looks like another great version to try 🙂 and your photos are gorgeous. Pinned!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks, Rachel! Isn’t homemade granola incredibly addicting! It is so much better than store-bought. I have this urge to make more as soon as it runs out!

      Reply
  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    January 12, 2015 at 1:28 am

    New favorite breakfast indeed! I love the pumpkin twist to this granola and yogurt pairing. Your photos make this recipe look especially irresistible! Thank you for sharing, Linds. Pinning later (when I finally get over to Pinterest), of course!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      January 12, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks! It really is delicious! I can’t believe you haven’t been back to Pinterest! You were the pinterest master not too long ago! I can’t wait for my feed to be filled with everything you pin!

      Reply
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