I’m so looking forward to next weekend it’s not funny. I’ll (hopefully) be able to go for my first long run after the half-marathon, and that makes me really excited. It’s been over a week since I last run and I’m missing fresh air so so much! I hate rest days. And naps. Oh well, am I too weird?
Plus, it’s mum’s birthday on Monday, which means that I’ll be making a lovely brunch for her on Sunday, since I’m at school on Monday. Tell me that I’m not the one who ADORES brunch more than anything, please! But how could you not like it, actually? Brunch means poached eggs, salmon, cake, waffles, pancakes, toasts, buns, rolls, crêpes… I should stop now because I’m just back from the swimming pool and I’m starving so this isn’t helping.
These cute apple pie parfaits would make a lovely brunch too. Or an special breakfast, mind you. And you know what? They’re super duper healthy: I didn’t use a smidge or sugar to make them (win!). I love delish, dessert-like breakfast which don’t leave me feeling hungry one hour after I’ve eaten them! Hmm, glazed donuts, I’m looking at you!
Creamy warmly spiced greek yogurt, caramelised apples and walnuts, toasted oats and date caramel… It’s like a big, lovely Fall flavors party in your mouth, how cool is that??
Moreover, now that it’s almost Christmas (because it is, don’t deny it, guys, you like it as much as I do), you’ll need lots of healthy breakfast choices to make up for all those cookies you’ll be eating. Won’t you? I certainly do, as I made 8 batches of cookies last week ((and if I didn’t have brothers who like cookies as much as I do, you bet I’d have eaten them all)), so 100% healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are much needed now.
This parfait is not only filling and delicious, but gluten free as well, and it can be easily made vegan. This stuff needs to be your breakfast soon, I tell you.
I know it might not be as simple to make as these parfaits where you only have to toss some diced apples and walnuts on top of yogurt and voila, your parfait is ready! The extra step of caramelising the apples and walnuts is SO worth it… and super easy, anyway.
All that you have to do is toast some oats, sautee some apples and walnuts with honey (or your favorite kind of sweetener: coconut sugar, maple syrup… all works!), toss some raisins into the mix and you’ve got an indulgent-tasting, secretly healthy breakfast parfait.
Sorry that there isn’t a proper recipe card today, my plug-in isn’t working (and neither is my server, actually!):
Makes two servings:
1/4 cup oats
2 cups fat free greek yogurt
1/8 tsp. apple pie spice
1/8 cup raisins
3 tbsp. date paste
1/2 an apple
1/8 cup walnuts
2 tsp. honey (or maple syrup or coconut sugar, etc.)
1 tsp. butter (or Earth Balance, coconut oil, olive oil…)
1. Toast oats in a pan for 1 minute. Stir often so they don’t burn.
2. Heat butter and when it’s hot, add apples, walnuts and honey and sautee for 6-7 minutes until caramelised.
3. Sweeten your yogurt if desired and add 1/8 tsp. of apple pie spice.
4. Toss in raisins, oats, apples and walnuts.
5. Top with date paste and enjoy!
Sorry for the lack of Recipe Card. Now, what are some worth-trying plug-ins?