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Breakfast Fruit Parfait

This is one of those recipes that doesn't have a fixed number of ingredients. You can use just about any fruit, nuts, and granola, all bound together by honey-sweetened plain yogurt.

The overriding principle is the mixture of textures, colors, and variations on fruit acid and sweetness.

Allow:

1/3 cu of plain yogurt per serving. (If you can find it, Turkish yogurt is thicker and creamier and makes a special treat. You can also make your own yogurt. There are a variety of very simple recipes that a web-search will turn up.)

Combine until smooth with:

Raw honey to sweeten to taste. (Depending on the fruit you us, you may want to increase or decease the honey.)

HANDY TIPS:

  • because raw honey can be viscous to the point of being solid, warm in in a microwave until it has softened and can pour easily before adding it to the yogurt
  • use a spoon (wood is best; I don't know why), NOT a whisk, to incorporate the honey into the yogurt. Stirring the yogurt and honey together will cause the yogurt to become smoothe and pourable. Make sure you stir the yogurt long enough to incorporate the honey well.

In parfait glasses or other pretty presentation ware, layer fruit, nuts, and granola with the yogurt mixture. Some possible choices:

  • berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc)
  • bananas
  • apple
  • pear
  • walnut and/or pecan chips
  • pomegranate seeds

 

 

This recipe is based on a breakfast parfait we had at the River Run Inn, in Salida, Colorado.

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