My workplace is hosting a “Fun Fridays” event tomorrow with yogurt parfaits. We WAH (work at home) folk were invited to join in the fun by making our own parfaits and submitting recipes. Hmm. What would be a real Katty’s Kitchen twist on yogurt parfaits? It hadn’t crossed my mind till this recipe challenge, but then it hit me: Why is there no such thing as almond yogurt? There should be and now there is.
This tasty little parfait got my day off to a very filling and healthy start this morning. It would also make a satisfying afternoon snack. It takes just a couple of quick minutes to put together. Wait till you see how easy!
JOYFUL ALMOND CRUNCH PARFAIT
1 7 oz. container Fage Total 2% Greek yogurt
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 ½ teaspoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon shredded coconut (I use Baker’s Angel Flake sweetened coconut)
1 teaspoon sliced almonds
1-2 teaspoons crushed corn flakes
1 Valrhona dark chocolate feve, chopped (a small square of your favorite dark chocolate, chopped, or 1 teaspoon of semi-sweet chocolate morsels will work, too)
Remember, antioxidants are important, so by all means, feel good or even downright joyful about the healthy treat you’re about to prepare.
Stir almond extract, brown sugar and coconut into yogurt. You can also sweeten with honey, if you prefer.
Top with sliced almonds, coconut, chopped chocolate and corn flakes. Add a couple of extra flakes of coconut on top to garnish.
You could be fancy and layer it into a martini glass at home, but what’s not to love about a bowl you just throw away and don’t have to wash? C’est parfait!