Oatmeal-Banana Parfaits

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

For the Bark:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 1-ounce packets plain instant oatmeal (about cup)

1/3 cup ground walnuts

1/3 cup sugar

Salt

1 stick unsalted butter

2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

For the Oatmeal Cream:

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 1-ounce packet plain instant oatmeal (about cup)

1/3 cup sugar

Salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

2 bananas, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Make the bark: Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the flour, oatmeal, walnuts, sugar and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat and cook until light brown, 6 minutes. Stir into the dry ingredients. Press the dough into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake until golden brown, 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the crust from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate; let stand until soft, then spread with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate the bark until firm, 30 minutes. Break into pieces.
  3. Make the oatmeal cream: Fill a large bowl with ice. Microwave 3/4 cup cream until simmering, 45 seconds. Puree with the oatmeal, sugar, a pinch of salt, vanilla and nutmeg in a blender. Transfer to a bowl and place over the ice; whisk until cool and thick. In another bowl, whisk the remaining 3/4 cup cream until soft peaks form; fold in the oatmeal puree.
  4. Layer the oatmeal cream, bananas and crushed bark in 4 parfait glasses

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