Did you know that the word parfait means perfect in French? Keeping that in mind, it seems perfect to add whole grains and fruit to yogurt to create a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack! Think of it as perfecting yogurt’s already considerable health benefits!
When the fat and calories are low, it can be a healthful choice at fast-food restaurants and coffeehouses. But I like to make my own, don’t you?
Even in the summertime I like the taste of apple and spice. I know it’s usually something for the autumn, but this cool spicy granola will leave you with energy to get through a busy work day. If you are a granola lover, give this recipe a try. I think you’ll like it!
Makes 6 servings
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2″ chunks
2 Tbs. Splenda brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 containers (6 oz. each) Chobani 0% apple-cinnamon yogurt
1 cup cinnamon-raisin granola (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
- In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in diced apples, Splenda brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook 8-10 minutes, until slightly tender, stirring periodically. Cool apples and store in an airtight container until using.
- To assemble parfait, layer a scant 1/4 cup yogurt in the bottom of a cup or glass. Sprinkle 2 Tbs. of granola on top, followed by 3 Tbs. of cooked apples. Repeat layering. Serve
Make sure you assemble the parfait just before serving so your granola will stay crunchy.
Per serving: 239 calories, 6g fat, 2 g sat fat, 11 g protein, 36 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 59 mg sodium, 10 mg cholesterol
The ingredients can be prepped on the weekend so assembly on a weekday morning is quick and effortless! If you need a great breakfast or snack with carbohydrates that keep your brain from experiencing fog – here’s your solution!
Fix-ahead recipes save a lot of time on a hectic weekday! 🙂