Crunchy Banana Parfait

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”5 min” serves=”1″ details=”” ] SECRET INGREDIENT: granola This simple twist on dessert also makes a tasty

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”5 min” serves=”1″ details=”” ]

SECRET INGREDIENT: granola

This simple twist on dessert also makes a tasty and healthy breakfast. Store-bought granola stays wonderfully crisp when layered between plain yogurt and warm sautéed bananas.

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  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small ripe banana, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar

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  • 1 teaspoon dark rum (optional)
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt, divided
  • 1/2 cup granola, divided

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Heat the butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When it melts, add the banana slices and cook for 1 minute[/step-item]
[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Add the brown sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar melts and the bananas soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the rum, if using, then return to the stove and cook until the rum evaporates, about 15 seconds. Remove from the heat and let stand 3 minutes.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Spoon 1/4 cup of the yogurt into the bottom of a tall parfait or wine glass. Top with 1/4 cup of the granola and half of the bananas. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.[/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest