Granola Parfait Recipe (with Jackfruit and Mangosteen)
Granola parfaits are usually made of layers of fruit, a dairy product and granola. The key is to balance the different textures of the various elements. As is true of almost any recipe, the quality of the ingredients plays a huge role in the end product. I got a bag of “Plain Jane” granola from Sarah over at Nuts About Granola (www.nutsaboutgranola.com), and it's incredible, so that part of equation was taken care of.
To contrast the peanut and cinnamon flavored granola, I gave the recipe a tropical Asian twist by using fresh mangosteens and jackfruit. They were naturally sweet so no additional sugar was necessary. Canned fruit would also work fine. I also decided to use fromage blanc in place of the more common yogurt. Fromage blanc literally translates to "white cheese". It's widely available in France and I'm lucky to be able to buy it at my local market. The consistency is similar to soft, healthier cream cheese. I sweetened it with a little stevia and honey.
Whether you want to serve it for breakfast or as a snack, this delicious treat will satisfy your sweet tooth! And if you’re curious to try Plain Jane granola for yourself, Sarah and Pham Fatale have put together a giveaway this week. Just click the like button below and you’re entered in the contest! We’ll pick the winner at random Saturday morning.
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Yields: 6 servings1 (16-ounce) package fromage blanc or plain yogurt
3 tablespoons wild flower honey (or any other sweetener)
20 drops stevia extract, optional
1-½ cups Nuts About Granola (Plain Jane)
1 cup fresh jackfruit (see tips), peeled
4 cups fresh mangosteens (see tips), peeled
2 teaspoons fresh mint, finely chopped
2 teaspoons fresh stevia (optional), finely chopped
Finely dice the jackfruit. Add the chopped mint and stevia (if used). Toss well.
In a bowl, combine the fromage blanc, honey and liquid stevia (if used).
I usually serve granola parfaits in clear cups so you can still see each layer. The size of the cups depends on the appetite of the eater!
Be organized. Line up the cups. Spoon a few tablespoons of granola into each cup. Create an even layer. Cover with fromage blanc. Top with the mangosteen pods. Create another layer of fromage blanc. Fill with some granola and diced jackfruit. Smooth the surface. Repeat the same layers until you reach the top of the cup.
Mix the remaining jackfruit with the rest of the granola. Top with that mixture.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
You could use any dairy products such as yogurt, cottage cheese or ricotta cheese.
I buy fresh jackfruit and mangosteens at a local Asian market (I sometimes find mangosteens at the Indian market as well). You could also use canned fruit (also available in Asian markets). You can also make granola parfait with more common fruits such as nectarines, peaches, berries, pears or figs, depending on the season. Be creative!
I used a combination of honey and liquid stevia. You could sweeten the parfait with your favorite sweetener.
I used fresh mint and stevia from our garden. You could omit both ingredients.Published By: on September 8, 2011.