Crunch Cranberry Granola Parfait

Refreshingly light and healthy, cranberry-apple granola – made with pecans and maple syrup – adds crunch to tangy yogurt. A tasty, easy-to-make treat for breakfast, lunch or dessert!

1-6 oz bag (1 1/3 cups) Cranberries, dried

1 cup Apples, dried and chopped

1 cup Apple juice, unsweetened

¾ cup Maple syrup

1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground

½ teaspoon Salt

4 cups Old fashioned rolled oats

1 cup Pecans, chopped

½ cup Oat bran

½ cup Wheat germ

½ cup Sunflower seeds

24 oz (2 2/3 cups) Vanilla yogurt, fat free

Preheat oven to 300°F. Place cranberries and apples in large bowl; set aside.

Bring apple juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt to boil. Pour over cranberries and apples; let sit 15 minutes.

Mix oats, pecans, oat bran, wheat germ and sunflower seeds together in separate bowl. Stir into cranberry mixture until blended. Spread onto 15½x10½x1-inch jellyroll pan.

Bake at 300°F about 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool. Store in sealed container or plastic bag. Makes 9 cups.

To assemble parfait, place 1/3 cup yogurt in bottom of parfait glass. Layer with 1/4 cup granola. Repeat ending with 1/4 cup of granola. Serve immediately. Makes 4 parfaits.