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Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits w/ Sweet Buckwheat Crispies

Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits w/ Sweet Buckwheat Crispies | Well and Full | #vegan #parfait #recipe

Today’s recipe is inspired by one of my favorite snacks – yogurt and granola. Back in college (and before I really got into cooking), I used to have yogurt and granola as meals on their own. Something about the creamy, tangy yogurt mixing with the crunchy, sweet granola really hits the spot for me. So I wanted to create a parfait that had different layers of textures, in homage to my favorite college snack. This parfait is layered with farm fresh blueberries, creamy banana, vanilla coconut yogurt and homemade buckwheat crispies in place of granola. I hope you all love it!


But I wanted to talk about something else today, too. Up until now I’ve been silent on the matter of the recent shooting in Orlando. Mostly because I haven’t been able to process it. It doesn’t seem real; it can’t be. How could it be possible for one man to cause so much terror and loss? It doesn’t seem like something that should happen in our modern society. We go about our daily lives, worrying about traffic and dinner plans and the weather, never imagining that our lives could be torn apart in seconds by the acts of one person. It seems so monstrously unfair. I can’t even begin to imagine what the LGBT community must be going through right now. I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to not feel safe in places frequented by my community. They’ve suffered enough injustice at the hands of our society, and now this? My eyes well up as I write this. My heart breaks for the lives lost, and even more for the lives left behind in pain and sorrow. Again, it seems so monstrously unfair.

Although this was a heinous and unspeakable hate crime committed on the LGBT community of Orlando, this was also an attack on all Americans. None of us are safe. At any point, any person (even one who had formerly been investigated by the FBI) can walk into a store and purchase a gun, legally. Even a semi-automatic assault rifle. Yes, there are people who own guns who are law-abiding, good citizens. But those people, in this situation, don’t matter. I’m sorry, they don’t. When 49 innocent lives are lost, it should supercede all other arguments. And this isn’t counting shootings such as the ones in San Bernadino or Sandy Hook. When will we learn? When will we make a change?

Trever Noah, the host of The Daily Show, made an excellent point in his recent show. After 9/11, he said, we learned from our mistakes. After 9/11, we learned that airplanes could be used as weapons, so we increased security at Airports. We didn’t ban flying – we just made it harder to carry concealed weapons and dangerous items onto planes. So why is it so inconceivable to make it harder for people to purchase and own guns? Why is that offensive? 49 people DIED because lawmakers couldn’t find the courage to make a change after San Bernadino, after Sandy Hook. They did NOTHING. And perhaps if they had changed the law, this attack could have been prevented. And that’s the worst part. It probably could have been prevented.

So now not only do I pray for the victims and their families, but I pray for change.

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Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits w/ Sweet Buckwheat Crispies
 
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These vanilla coconut yogurt parfaits are layered with creamy banana, farm-fresh blueberries, tangy yogurt and homemade buckwheat crispies.
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
Buckwheat Crispies
  • 1½ Cups Raw Buckwheat Groats
  • 2 Tbs Coconut Oil, melted
  • ¼ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
The Parfaits
  • 1 Banana, sliced
  • Vanilla Coconut Yogurt
  • Handful of Blueberries
Instructions
Buckwheat Crispies
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and sea salt. Mix until everything is evenly combined.
  3. Add 1½ cups raw buckwheat groats to mixture, and stir until everything is evenly coated.
  4. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out buckwheat groats evenly. (Note - do not use tin foil - the buckwheat groats may burn.)
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Once done, set the oven to broil and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until tops are browned, checking often to ensure the buckwheat doesn't burn.
Assembling the Parfaits
  1. This is where you can get creative. I used blueberry and banana in my parfaits, but you can use any fruits you like. Strawberries or mango would go great too.
  2. Assemble layers of fruit, yogurt, and buckwheat crisps, using as much of each as you like. Again, be creative and don't worry too much about amounts.
  3. Serve in glasses and enjoy!

Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits w/ Sweet Buckwheat Crispies | Well and Full | #vegan #parfait #recipe

 

 

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Julia @ Sprinkles & Saturdays
    June 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Oh my gosh, you have such beautiful photography! I’m all about a good parfait so will definitely be giving this recipe a try.
    http://www.sprinklesandsaturdays.com

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      Sarah
      June 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you Julia!! That is so sweet of you to say 🙂

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    Pia
    June 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I honestly couldn’t agree more. There is so much injustice, cruelty, and, dare I say it, stupidity and naivety going on in this world, it’s simply unbelievable. How we as a human race manage to fail so badly over and over again, I do not understand. Why can we not all be on the same page? Why can’t we work towards finally creating a safer and more equal world? Why? Why must the industry and money (that if we’re fair, no one actually has anyway) and whatnot stand above all else? Nothing ever justifies killing. Nothing.
    And I’m not just saying all of this in regard to what happened in Orlando, I’m looking at the even greater picture. Again, voicing my thoughts, that always turn into messed up rambles, in the wrong the place, but you said that’s okay, and frankly your paragraph sparked all those thoughts again, so it is what it is…
    Thanks Sarah, sorry Sarah, and yes Sarah: let’s hope for change.

    PS: And until then enjoy all those awesome “granola” parfaits xx

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      Sarah
      June 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      I agree with everything you’ve said, Pia. It seems like people are way too concerned with money, industry, and the “status quo” to make any real difference. It’s really disheartening. But it seems like some proposals are being made in congress regarding gun laws, let’s see where they go. Maybe this time they’ll actually make a change!

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        Pia
        June 18, 2016 at 10:42 am

        That’s something. huh? And it would definitely be a good first step in the right direction. Every little thing counts and helps!

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    June 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Yogurt + granola–soulmates <3 And really there is no better fruit to accompany the happy couple than blueberries! Delicious!

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      Sarah
      June 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks girl! 😀

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    Brittney
    June 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Pray for change <3
    Totally agree.

    Lovely photography & recipe looks delicious!

    -Brittney

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      Sarah
      June 21, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thanks Brittney <3

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    Maya | Spice + Sprout
    June 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I always love reading your posts, Sarah. I admire your willingness to step forward and write about something that I think a lot of people might have trouble putting into words the way you did. It is so important to keep talking and thinking and listening, so thank you 🙂 Alsooooo, these parfaits look GREAT. I keep meaning to buy buckwheat groats and then forgetting, but I’ll have to pick some up the next time I am out xo

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      Sarah
      June 21, 2016 at 9:11 am

      That means a lot to me, Maya <3 And thank you! You've gotta get buckwheat groats, they're so versatile!! 😀

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    Amy | The Whole Food Rainbow
    June 21, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Hey Sarah! You’re so right a gun is a weapon manufactured for killing, end of. Beautiful recipe. P E A C E . <3

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      Sarah
      June 21, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      <3 Sending hugs, Amy!

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    Louisa
    June 28, 2016 at 5:13 am

    These look so pretty and delicious! I too used to LOVE having yoghurt and granola as a meal 😉

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      Sarah
      June 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Yogurt and granola is the best combination, right? 😀 Thanks Louisa!

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    Shikha @ Shikha la mode
    June 28, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    I saw that Trevor Noah segment, so real. I hope some federal action can be done on gun control, it’s been so sad :/

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      Sarah
      June 28, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      He really put it in a good perspective, hopefully it helped change some minds. I hope action will be taken by our representatives too :/

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    Anna Wright
    October 8, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I’ve been meaning to try buckwheat groats for the longest time. This recipe might just be the push I need. Love the crunch of granola with the creaminess of yogurt. Keep posting the awesome recipes!

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      Sarah
      October 8, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Thank you Anna! 🙂

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