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Fruity breakfast parfait

Fruity breakfast parfait

Create your own parfait for an energy-backed breakfast or snack. Experiment with different fruit and yogurt combinations.

Number of servings: 4
Serving size: 1/4 of prepared recipe

Ingredients

2 cups canned pineapple, drained

1 cup frozen raspberries, thawed

1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

1 firm, medium banana, washed, peeled, and sliced

1/3 cup raisins

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

Time needed: 15 minutes preparation

  1. Slightly thaw frozen berries.
  2. In clear glasses or mugs, layer pineapple, raspberries, yogurt, banana, and raisins. Put half of each fruit and half of the yogurt in the bottom. Repeat layers.
  3. Top with toasted nuts or a reserved piece of fruit.
  4. Eat promptly or refrigerate and enjoy within 1-2 hours

Nutritional information

Calories 234
Total Fat: 4.3 g
Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Sodium: 44 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 47.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 7.2 g
Total Sugar: 35 g
Protein: 6.1 g

Allergens: Dairy, nuts

Tips and variations

Experiment with different fruit and yogurt combinations. If you don’t like nuts, top with granola or crushed cereal instead. For a basic granola recipe, see www.z.umn.edu/34xx.

Parfaits are a popular option when preparing food for groups. Layer the parfait ingredients in a large clear bowl. Alternatively, set out the ingredients and small clear glasses and let guests customize their own parfait.

This is a great recipe to prepare with young children. Kids may be more likely to try a new food (fruit, etc.) if they make it themselves. See a basic granola recipe.

Source

This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

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