Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Apple Crisp Granola a la Mode and a Giveaway! #OPAYOPA

Everyday day I get out the door with a full belly is an achievement to me. And when I get out the door with a belly full of something delicious, well that's a great achievement because I'm a sucker for anything delicious.

When I first heard the Yoplait was coming out with a new Greek yogurt, YOPA!, I got excited and could see lots of delicious breakfasts in my future. I have always loved Greek yogurt, but YOPA seems to take the cake because it's really good for you and tastes like it should be considered a dessert.


YOPA comes in lots of delicious flavours including Mmm Mango Tango, Lotta PiƱa Colada, and my favourite - Va Va Vanilla Bean. Plus there are lots of added benefits with choosing YOPA. YOPA has double the protein of regular yogurt, no fat, no article colours or flavours, no gelatin, and only 80 calories per serving.

To celebrate my love of YOPA, I created a yummy Apple Crisp Granola recipe that I like to enjoy "a la mode" with a healthy serving of YOPA Va Va Vanilla Bean. It's the perfect breakfast or the perfect dessert -and I should know because I've it enjoyed it both ways!

Read on for my recipe and a great YOPA giveaway!

Apple Crisp Granola a la Mode - makes about 6 cups of granola 

3 cups oats 
1 cup sliced almonds 
1/4 cup flax seeds 
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup coconut
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg white, beaten into soft peaks 
1/4 cup oil
2 cups dried apple rings, cut into bite sized pieces 
Lots of YOPA Va Va Vanilla Bean, for serving 

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a cookies sheet with parchment paper. 

2. Combine oats, almonds, flax seeds, maple syrup, coconut, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Light toss with beaten egg white and lay in an even later on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 30-45 minutes or until toasty. 

3. When granola comes out of the oven, break into whatever sized pieces you desire and toss with apple pieces. 

4. Serve with YOPA Va Va Vanilla Bean yogurt and enjoy!

Today at 8:00pm eastern, there will be a great #OPAYOPA Twitter party you can participate in and have a chance to win one of six Kitchen Aid 5-speed blenders!

And I also have a great YOPA giveaway with a prize package valued at $100 for you to enter, right now! Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. You can enter across multiple blogs but may only win one prize pack. Prize winner will be drawn randomly on October 17, 2013 at 5:00pm PST. 

You can earn three entries: 

1. Leave a blog post comment. 

2. Like Delish in a Dish's Facebook page or let me you already do. 

3. Follow Delish in a Dish on Pinterest or let me know you already do. 

“Disclosure – I am participating in the YOPA Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills, and received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

75 comments:

  1. I love yogurt on granola with fresh fruit

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  4. yogurt and granola is a staple in my house and I like you on both pinterest and facebook :)

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  5. Thank you so much. I love to add cranberries and granola and flax to my yogurt. would love to try this.

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  7. I now follow you on pinterest

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  8. Your recipe sounds delicious and very healthy.
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  11. Thank you for the giveaway! I can't wait to try the Yopa, especially the Pina Colada. I checked for it at my local grocery store and they haven't gotten them in yet.

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  14. I can't wait to try the Strawberry Cheescake!
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  17. 1. I love YOPA
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  20. Thank you for the giveaway! My favourite way to use yogurt is in a fruit smoothie!!

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  23. I've been trying to find this yogurt in stores, where did you buy it? I am looking forward to trying it!
    P.S. Also following you on Pinterest!

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  24. I found YOPA at my Superstore. They have it in large tubs and four packs too. I hope you can find some, :)

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  25. I'd love to try this yogourt, especially the Va Va Vanilla Bean flavour.

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  27. Greek yogurt and granola is my favourite breakfast!

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  29. I want to try to try Very Berry Lush flavor! Love granola with Yogurt!

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  32. I want to try the peach flavour.

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  35. My favourite way to have yogurt is with a bit of ground flaxseed on top. Its delicious!

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  38. Yummy! The Mmm Mango Tango sounds so good.
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    1. Congrats Jenn! You're the winner of this giveaway! I'll email you in a moment to get your mailing address!

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  40. And I'm a new pinterest follower http://www.pinterest.com/nicolthepickle/
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  41. Strawberry Cheesecake sounds so good!

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  44. Yogurt is such a great snack...mmm...parfait.

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to try Pina Colada!
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  46. I like you on facebook (Tammy Dalley)

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  48. Thank you for the recipe and the chance to win :)
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  51. Thanks for the recipe!

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  54. These sound yummy!

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  55. Va Va Vanilla Bean is my fave as well.

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  58. Any of the YOPA flavours sounds like they'd be delicious in a dessert.

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  61. I love vanilla yogurt with some flaxseed on top.
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  64. Yummy,this yogurt sounds soo good! I want to try the strawberry cheescake!
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  67. Wooohoooo! Thank you so much! I'm thrilled.

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