Recently I went on a short trip to Fort Myers, Florida and I stayed at the beautiful Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort. The hotel was gorgeous, the weather was hot and most importantly, the pool was refreshing.
The trip was all-inclusive and so of course the food was plenty. I have to say that their breakfast spread was amazing with anything from traditional American breakfast to a more European style breakfast with salmon and various lunch meats to plenty of fresh fruit. My favorite breakfast item was a Parfait which was layered with granola, yogurt and fresh berries. I had the Parfait on the morning of my departure, which was very early, and so I brought it with me to the airport. It made for a great on-the-go breakfast but it could also be a refreshing snack or even a light lunch or dessert. With yogurt, fresh fruit and granola made with honey, you just can’t go wrong.
Ingredients for Granola:
2 cups old fashioned quaker oats
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a 15 x 10 inch baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Combine oats, coconut and almonds in a small bowl. Place honey, brown sugar and cinnamon into a cup and stir to combine. Pour honey mixture over the oats and stir until completely moistened.
Spread oats out onto baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Turn oven off and let the oats sit in the oven for another 10 minutes. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Ingredients for Parfait:
Vanilla flavored greek yogurt
fresh raspberries, or fruit of your choice
Granola (see recipe above)
To assemble Parfait:
In a tall glass, start with a layer of yogurt, then granola and then fresh berries. Repeat layers to fill glass. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Source: adapted from Better Homes and Gardens