Here’s how to elevate the ubiquitous fruit and granola parfait to chic, grown-up status with an easy chocolate coconut granola and jammy roasted strawberries.
For the Granola
- ¼ cup maple syrup or honey* (See Note #1)
- 3 tablespoons melted unrefined coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
For the Roasted Strawberries and Serving
- 1 pound organic strawberries, hulled and halved lengthwise* (See Note #2)
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar (‘raw’ sugar) or other granulated sugar
- 4–6 cups unsweetened So Delicious dairy-free coconutmilk yogurt alternative
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Make the Granola: In a large mixing bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt and whisk until smooth. Add the oats and coconut and stir until everything is evenly coated (I like to use a rubber spatula here).
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet, arrange in a single layer, and bake for about 5 minutes. Toss the granola and continue baking until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes more, being careful not to burn it. Remove from the oven and let cool completely (it will crisp up more as it cools). If not serving immediately, transfer the granola to an airtight container and store in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks.
- Turn the oven temperature up to 375ºF.
- Make the Roasted Strawberries: In a baking dish, toss together the strawberries and sugar. Roast until the berries soften, release their juices, and the juices thicken a bit, about 30 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
- To serve, divide the yogurt among bowls and top with the Chocolate Coconut Granola and Roasted Strawberries.
- If using honey, warm it up before combining it with the other ingredients to make it stirrable.
- Berries live on the ‘dirty’ side of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen list. This means research found that conventionally grown berries are among the most pesticide-ridden produce, and their consumption should be limited. Opt for organic berries whenever possible.
- Serving Size: 1/6 of the recipe
- Calories: 350
- Fiber: 11.4 g
- Protein: 5 g
Keywords: granola, coconut, strawberries, breakfast