Good Things

I celebrated a birthday this week, leave for Los Angeles tomorrow to visit one of my best friends from college (thank you frequent flier miles for making this possible), and had this for breakfast.

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Life is good.

Healthy Banoffee Parfaits (with stove-top granola)

(3 servings)

1 large, ripe banana
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt (I used a mixture of half Greek and half regular yogurt)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 recipe of stove-top granola (see recipe below) or 2/3 cup of granola of your choice

Slice the banana into 1/4″ thick coins. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt and vanilla extract.

In 3 small, clean glasses or jars, layer the ingredients like this: 2 tsp granola, a few banana coins, 2 tbsp of Greek yogurt. Repeat. Do this for all the jars/glasses. To finish, top with any remaining granola, banana and caramel.

For the stove-top granola:

Chop 3 tbsp of almonds into small, rough chunks. Place with 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats into a small frying pan, toast for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Then melt in 1 tsp of salted butter, and stir in 1 heaped tsp of honey just until evenly coated. Remove from the heat and set aside.

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Stovetop granola is my latest obsession. So simple.

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