Yogurt Parfait with homemade granola and yogurt creme

Homemade Granola

Course Breakfast
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 7 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1 ½ cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 pound butter unsalted
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 t. nutmeg ground
  • 1 t. cinnamon ground
  • 6 oz. dried cherries


  • Combine the first 3 ingredients in a very large bowl
  • Melt together the next 5 ingredients while whisking
  • It should just come to the boil
  • Pour over the oat mixture and toss around until all oats and nuts are coated
  • Disperse onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper
  • Bake at 350 degrees, tossing the mixture ensuring even baking
  • Stir after 15 minutes, cook 3 more minutes and stir, cook one more minute and remove from oven. Granola should just begin to brown
  • It will get darker as it sits
  • Don’t overcook it will still be good but too hard
  • When the granola has reached desired color, dump the granola onto a counter and toss a few times during its cooling time
  • When the granola has cooled, sprinkle on the dried cheeries, toss and put into a container
  • Cover and place in the pantry