Yogurt-Blueberry Parfaits with Maple-Walnut Granola

Recipe for Yogurt-Blueberry Parfaits with Maple-Walnut Granola
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup chopped walnuts
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons canola oil
4 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
Blueberry Sauce
Garnish: 4 sprigs fresh mint


Heat oven to 325°. Combine oats, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, vanilla extract, and oil. Pour maple syrup mixture over oat mixture and combine until all ingredients are well incorporated. Spread granola onto a large, well-oiled baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Stir and return to the oven 10 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. (Granola can be stored up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.)

Spoon ½ cup yogurt into four glass bowls or 12-ounce brandy snifters. Top each bowl with about ½ cup granola, then an additional ½ cup yogurt. Spoon ⅓ cup Blueberry Sauce over each parfait and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Blueberry Sauce


4 servings

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

30 Minutes

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Misleading Picture

The actual parfait serving looks nothing like the picture. The picture has been embellished to a ridiculous extent.


The Editors's picture

In this case, the photo is indeed of the exact recipe. In fact, the Almanac staff cooked, tested, and photographed this recipe. Though we did our best with the photo presentation, there’s nothing enhanced about the recipe! Enjoy, everyone!


This is a delicious! I served at a brunch this past Sunday. To the online health police, the entire recipe has 1/3 cup of sugar and it's unsweetened yogurt. Just adjust if you want. Jeez! The maple syrup split 4 ways isn’t going to tip the scales. Maple syrup is actually a preferred sweetener of dietitians. Oats, walnuts, blueberries = nutrition.

Not sure this is healthy

Just because you say the words "fruit" and "granola", doesn't automatically make something healthy. The sugar and calorie content of this dessert (please don't call this breakfast) are quite high. Since there are four sprigs of garnish, I'm assuming that's also the number of servings for this. If that's true, each serving is over 1000 calories!!!