7 September 2011

Cooking Light Breakfast for Dinner

Blueberry and Maple-Pecan Granola Parfaits

We are so glad you have decided to join us once again for our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. This is a monthly event where 5 ladies and one gent in two neighbouring countries, Canada and the United States, get together to create a delicious meal with a theme in mind. We are now in our second year and continue to share a love for Cooking Light magazine which has an emphasis on healthy eating and living. This is a team effort where we combine what Cooking Light readers like best...good food with great company!!! Every month millions of readers turn to Cooking Light for recipes, advice on nutrition and fitness. This months theme Breakfast for Dinner is hosted by Jamie of Mom's Cooking Club. Do you have a delicious light Breakfast for Dinner recipe? Join in using the Linky below or link to this post.

I think it's a shame that most breakfasts, except on the weekend, are eaten on the run. Even when we take the time to make a more complicated breakfast, our families just don't take the time to have a leisurely breakfast around the table. During the week we may manage to find time for a few nibbles in the morning and perhaps we're just not that into scarfing down a big meal at the beginning of our day.

 What about enjoying a big breakfast as the day is winding down and truly take your time to savour all the traditional and comforting flavours. Serve breakfast foods for dinner, and you get the best of both worlds, family time and relaxation with some delicious, comforting, very simple foods thrown in. Besides it's just "fun" to eat breakfast for dinner and takes me back to my childhood when we had license to do as we please.

Lets see what we have cooking this month at the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club.

Jerry of Jerry's Thoughts, Musings and Rants  starts our evening off with Fig and Nut Breakfast Cookies. All that is good for you rolled into one hand held treat for breakfast on the go.

Roz of La Bella Vita 's Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon, Onions, and Cheese. This has been a favourite of mine for years, and I love it for breakfast too!!!

Sandi of The Whistlestop Cafe brings Grits Souffle. I have yet to try grits, a truly Southern dish, but it sounds so appetizing!
Jamie of Mom's Cooking Club makes Ham and Swiss Egg Sandwiches. This was such a fun theme Jamie. So many choices!!!!
Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen offers Fig-Swirl Coffeecake. Figs swirled into a sweet treat, a perfect balance. 

For dinner I brought Blueberry and Maple-Pecan Granola Parfaits. Everyone will love to assemble their own. This was enjoyed by company this weekend, and although simple, its hints of maple and toasty pecans were a bonus. Recipe below.

**Blueberry and Maple-Pecan Granola Parfaits**
  • 2 cups vanilla fat-free yogurt
  •  2 cups blueberries
  •  1 cup Maple-Pecan Granola (see recipe below)
Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into each of 4 parfait glasses; top each serving with 1/4 cup blueberries. Top each serving with 1/4 cup Maple-Pecan Granola, 1/4 cup yogurt, and 1/4 cup blueberries.

Maple Pecan Granola
  • 2 cups regular oats
  •  1/2 cup pecan pieces
  •  1/2 cup maple syrup
  •  1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  •  2 tablespoons canola oil
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  •  Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 300°.

Combine oats and next 5 ingredients (through salt); spread on a large jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Note: Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

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  1. Oh my...suddenly I am starving!!! Your food always looks so delicious!!!!

  2. A great idea! Here in Switzerland, it is not uncommon to have Müesli for lunch or dinner.



  3. wow...This looks awesome...YUM YUM

  4. My family would love this!

  5. This is my type of favorite food look amazinf dear Vall! gloria

  6. Haha I love this because I almost exclusively eat fun breakfasts for dinner! I just stick with my staple go-to breakfast for actual mornings. This parfait looks so good..I might have it for dessert.

  7. I'm the worst, because I usually eat breakfast in the car.

  8. I love breakfast no matter what time of the day. Your granola parfait with the blueberries looks fabulous Val. I just left Roz's crusty, cheesy hash browns and I'm off now to check out the grits souffle. I am a grits lover.

  9. these parfaits look delicious - particularly the granola. I haven't seen a recipe with that little fat before.

  10. Un hermoso desayuno saludable y exquisito,abrazos.

  11. I love mixing it up for dinner. I would love your parfait any time of day and adding more oats to our diet is always welcomed. The oats and blueberries make for such a healthy meal!

  12. The granola sounds wonderful! It makes this former New Englander very happy with the maple syrup.

  13. Wonderful theme. I don't know how it is in Canada, but here in States every diner serves breakfast 24/7. It's the only thing I love about them - none of that fussy, prissy stuff - just comfort food exactly when you want it.

  14. This is totally my perfect dinner. Oh YUM!

  15. Breakfast foods are my favorite!! These parfaits are beautiful and sound mighty tasty!!

  16. I OFTEN have home-made muesli for my tea (dinner) and that looks fabulous!

  17. I'm a huge fan of breakfast for dinner and your parfaits look wonderful! What a fun idea for a cooking club!

  18. I've made a version of this granola before and it is fabulous! I love these parfaits. Sorry I'm a day late posting this time.

  19. Breakfast for dinner sounds good!I usually like pancakes for dinner sometimes.Lovely pics as always.

  20. I love breakfast/dinner combinations! What a great idea.

  21. That is so nice! I like the contrast of flavors and textures.

  22. I often have breakfast for Dinner. I really like what you prepared for the CL Virtual Club this month.

  23. How come you never hear about dinner for breakfast? GREG

  24. This will be my breakfast in the morning. Hey, can you email me. I would like to pick your brain on some fall cooking classes/foodie events in the Okanagan, for next year, so no rush.

  25. I'm with Sam breakfast at any time of day is great. This looks delicious. GG

  26. Breakfast is my favorite meal. Especially on weekends. There is a restaurant in NYC that is only breakfast for lunch and dinner. By the way it is called "Norma"...wish I was the owner...

  27. i love breakfast for dinner. i love yogurt with granola. i love maple with blueberries. this is a great creation, val!


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