Ok, I should fess up. I add chocolate to my parfait. And honey. What can I say? I need a little sweetness in the morning. I usually pair this with tea and some toast. I just can't get rid of that darn slice of toast with apple butter on it!
The great thing about this recipe is that it's so flexible. Don't have fresh fruit? Add in dried fruit. Don't have walnuts? Add pecans or peanuts or what ever nut you have on hand. The only thing you really need is yogurt.
I love to use seasonal fruits, no matter if they are fresh or dried. My favorite seasonal combinations are below the recipe, which I hope you will find some inspiration that will make your mornings better.
Deconstructed Fruit and Nut Parfait
1 c. yogurt (I prefer Greek, but plain is fine)
1/4 c. walnuts
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. fresh pomegranate seeds
1/4 c. dark chocolate chips (the best part!)
1 tbsp honey
Spoon yogurt into bowl and layer fruits, nuts and chocolate on top. Drizzle with honey. Serve with (or without) toast.
My favorite combinations:
Fall: Apples cubes, pecans and dried cranberries
Winter: Pear cubes, walnuts and raisins
Spring: Strawberry halves, pistachios and dried apricots
Summer: Peach cubes, walnuts and dried pineapple
Have fun and make up your own combinations!
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