Gluten-Free Strawberry And Granola Parfaits


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Gluten-Free Strawberry And Granola Parfaits

(Photo: Roberto Caruso)

Chatelaine Triple Tested

In this recipe, puffed quinoa and a mixture of nuts and seeds replace the rolled-oat layer of many traditional parfaits. Rounding out this nutri-licious treat is Greek yogurt, which contains twice as much protein as regular varieties.


  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 cups puffed quinoa

  • 1/2 cup pecans, halved

  • 1/2 cup pepitas

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 500-g container Greek yogurt

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 275F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

  • Whisk honey with oil, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add quinoa, pecans and pepita seeds. Stir to combine. Spread out on prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in centre of oven, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until quinoa turns golden, 20 to 23 min. Remove baking sheet to a rack and stir in cranberries. Cool completely. To assemble, layer 1/4 cup granola, 1/4 cup yogurt, then fresh berries in each of 4 tall parfait glasses.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 647, Protein 17g, Carbohydrates 56g, Fat 41g, Fibre 6g, Sodium 167mg.

Tip: Puffed quinoa is available in health food stores.

Storage tip: Granola will keep well, stored in an airtight container at room temperature, for up to 1 week.

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