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Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Parfait is such a delight that we can’t only enjoy them as a dessert. Whip up a healthy, delicious, yet hassle free yogurt parfait any time of the day.

Yogurt-parfait-recipe-3-SunCakeMomHere we are again making parfait. Well, if we want to be completely honest yogurt parfaits aren’t really parfaits at all.

Parfaits are supposed to be frozen custard like desserts originated from France. For some weird reason people between France and the US call liver pastes, parfait. Brits always had their way of doing things. It’s so interesting that two countries being so close to each other geographically, yet being on the totally opposite end of culinary greatness.

The original French parfait really is a divine thing to use in desserts of any kind, be as plain as layering it between fruit and granola. Unfortunately, people in the US have no time for such nit-pickiness as the French do.

If parfait were available in the same way as yogurt though, we wouldn’t have to muse about why such thing as yogurt parfait exist. Although, yogurt parfait sheer existence is an insult to the original French dessert, we shouldn’t frown upon them just yet.

The only problem here is that both or if we count the Brits too, three different desserts are called the same way. A sort of similar way like we do it with anything related to pizza or Spaghetti Bolognese.

We shouldn’t call something pizza because there is basil, tomato and cheese has been spread on it, but we do. This is totally normal human behavior, rooted in thousands of years of evolution and pizza eating.

Humans aren’t really good at familiarizing themselves with new things. It makes us uncomfortable, rejective and even scared if we face something that we don’t know, even more if we are hungry or sad.

Relating unknown dishes to recipes, we already tried and love is the best way to make us comfortable with the situation and even willing to try something new. Who wouldn’t want to try out pull apart pizza monkey bread when not a single word could be rejected by any gluten loving spices on Earth.

Imagine if we called it tomato sauce on bread with cheese. No one except maybe some Spaniards would care to waste time on such a blandness.

It’s the same story with the layered yogurt oatmeal or if we want to sound fancier then layered yogurt granola. None of them would make an impact as powerful at the breakfast table as uttering the word parfait could.

At the end of the day parfait is a dessert, so having a dessert at the breakfast table is always a bit of decadency.

Sure, enough we can take that route as well. With a bit of extra sweetener yogurt granola can be elevated to the pedestal of desserts without anyone complaining about that they have to eat yogurt as dessert.

On the other hand, yogurt parfait can be totally enjoyed without any sweetener as a dessert or breakfast using natural ingredients that are exciting enough anytime of the day.

Even those who are on a special diet like keto can find pleasures in yogurt parfaits. Low carb fruits like most berries and keto granola made from nuts can be used in the layering.

At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how we call our parfait as long as it puts a smile on the faces we make them for, be it in the morning or in the afternoon. Oh, and do check out the Spanish Pan con Tomate when chance arises, it’s delicious too!Yogurt-parfait-recipe-4-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

Servings: 3

  • 1 cup / 250ml Greek or plain yogurt
  • 2 oz / 50g toasted mixed nuts and seeds of choice:
    • Almond
    • Hazelnut
    • Walnut
    • Pumpkin seed
  • Optional:
    • 1 teaspoon Agave syrup or sweetener of choice
    • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 oz / 50g Raspberries or other berries of choice (fresh or frozen)

How to make Yogurt parfait:

  1. Put the nuts of your choice into a food processor and chop it to desired sized chunks. Mind not to overdo it as that would result in some rough nut flour that not necessarily our goal here.
  2. Mix sweetener of choice and vanilla extract with the chopped nuts for a bit more of excitement in flavor. It’s an optional step that can be completely left out.
  3. Roast the chunks of nuts in a frying pan on medium heat while stirring occasionally until the whole batch gets a throughout golden brown color.
  4. Take it off the heat and let it cool down. Optionally, make a bigger batch in the oven essentially creating keto granola.
  5. Make the layers with yogurt, berries of choice and the roasted nuts.Yogurt-parfait-recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom

Note: If the layers aren’t of paramount importance then natural yogurt can be used as well.

Enjoy!Yogurt-parfait-recipe-1-SunCakeMom

5 from 2 votes
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Yogurt Parfait Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Parfait is such a delight that we can't only enjoy them as a dessert. Whip up a healthy, delicious, yet hassle free yogurt parfait any time of the day.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Servings: 3
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
  • 1 cup / 250ml Greek or plain yogurt
  • 2 oz / 50g toasted mixed nuts and seeds of choice:
  • Almond
  • Hazelnut
  • Walnut
  • Pumpkin seed
  • ...
  • Optional:
  • 1 teaspoon Agave syrup or sweetener of choice
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 oz / 50g Raspberries or other berries of choice fresh or frozen
Instructions
  1. Put the nuts of your choice into a food processor and chop it to desired sized chunks. Mind not to overdo it as that would result in some rough nut flour that not necessarily our goal here.
  2. Mix sweetener of choice and vanilla extract with the chopped nuts for a bit more of excitement in flavor. It's an optional step that can be completely left out.
  3. Roast the chunks of nuts in a frying pan on medium heat while stirring occasionally until the whole batch gets a throughout golden brown color.
  4. Take it off the heat and let it cool down. Optionally, make a bigger batch in the oven essentially creating keto granola.
  5. Make the layers with yogurt, berries of choice and the roasted nuts.
Recipe Notes

If the layers aren't of paramount importance then natural yogurt can be used as well.

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Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

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