Place the cherries on a baking sheet and toss them with the olive oil and a pinch of both salt and pepper, then place on the top rack of the oven.
Cook for 5-6 minutes until the cherries start to char in spots, shaking the baking sheet after a few minutes for even cooking. Remove from the oven and set aside.
Place the teff grain, oats, cherry juice, vanilla, cardamom and a pinch of salt in a small pot.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the liquid is absorbed and the oats are soft, around 15-20 minutes.
To assemble: For each parfait, spoon a layer of the teff and oats into the bottom of a jar or dish. Spoon a dollop of yogurt on top, then the cherries, and then a drizzle of sweetener if desired. Top with pistachio nuts.
THE TEFF COMPANY
The Teff Company has been supplying the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities for over thirty years with American-grown Maskal Teff. With fertile fields and ecologically-sensitive farming methods, some of the best quality teff in the world is produced in Idaho.