Usually my daily breakfast routine (as well as afternoon and midnight snacks) consists of either cold cereal or fruit and yogurt parfaits. During the summer months I take full advantage of all the fresh fruits (mostly the fresh berries) and gobble up parfaits all day long!
Since the fall/winter months have rolled around I decided to come up with a fruit and yogurt parfait suitable for this time of year. Utilizing fall fruits like apples, grapes, and cranberries; a homemade yogurt (more on this to come) and the Pumpkin Spice Granola from a few days ago, this is the perfect fall parfait!
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Note: This recipe could easily be doubled or tripled and served in a trifle bowl, making a beautiful addition to a holiday brunch!
3 tablespoons cranberry juice
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/3 cup honey
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup green or purple grapes, halved
1 Granny Smith or Gala apple, diced
Pumpkin Spice Granola, for topping
In a small saucepan combine the cranberries, cranberry juice and honey. Let simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
In a tall glass, layer cranberry mixture, yogurt, and fruit, Repeat as necessary to fill glass. Serve topped with granola.
And now for Eric’s photo of the day!