Saturday, February 20, 2010
We tried this one for breakfast last week, and Loved it! I honestly didn't think that I would, but it was really good. It was a little tart, so if you try it, you might want to use sugared strawberries, and raisins, or something less sour than plain raspberries, and Craisins. You might also want to cut this recipe in half, unless you want extra.
*1 cup of Crasins
*3 tsp. finely shredded orange peel (set aside)
*6 Tbsp. orange juice
*2 tsp. vanilla
*2 8oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
*3 Tbsp. raw cane sugar
*2 cups frozen raspberries (fresh when in season)
*2 cups homemade granola (I used the recipe from "Fix, Freeze, Feast" book)
*Shredded orange peel (optional)
1. In a small bowl combine Craisins and orange juice. Cover and microwave for 45 seconds; let stand 1 minute to plump Craisins. Stir in vanilla; set aside.
2. In a mixer combine cream cheese and sugar; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in Craisin mixture and the 3 tsp. of orange peel.
3. In 6 tall glasses layer cream cheese mixture, granola, raspberries, and repeat layers. Drizzle with honey and top with additional orange peel.
*I made this big of a recipe so that I could have leftovers. Just put your cream cheese mixture into a sealed container and store in the fridge. It's quick and easy to put together in the morning. We used wine glasses for fun...it looked really pretty, and the kids thought it was a great treat!