Want another blueberry recipe? Well, you got one!
I’m a huge fan of yogurt. Greek yogurt? Yes. Yogurt from goat’s milk? Yes. Regular, straight from grass-fed cows yogurt? Absolutely. I eat yogurt at least once a day, which is why I am always looking for fun ways to spruce up one of my already-favorite foods. And this recipe does just that.
Seeing that I live in the maple syrup capital of the United States, I was definitely hoping to try this one out. I have never been a fan of maple syrup, but that was until I tasted the real stuff. The real stuff out here is thick, sweet and definitely has a more substantial flavor than the bottled brand I would buy back in the Midwest. I would highly recommend using the best quality maple syrup you can for this recipe-it truly makes a difference in the flavor, and I find that a little goes an incredibly long way. And, of course, you can use those in-season blueberries for another healthy breakfast option.
I decided to go with a granola instead of the cookies that the original recipe called for. I also decided to use up some vanilla yogurt in the fridge in lieu of whipped cream. With only 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep/cook time, this was a great on-the-go breakfast treat. Feel free to add whatever add-ins you like: nuts, flax seed, or other fresh berries.
This is how to start your day off right!
Maple Blueberry Parfaits
1 cup fresh blueberries, plus another 1/2 cup
1/4 cup high-quality maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup granola, homemade if you have it
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of the blueberries with the maple syrup. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries have burst, about 5-8 minutes or so.
2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set the pan in a prepared ice bath to cool down the mixture slightly.
3. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries and the lemon juice, stirring to combine.
4. Layer the vanilla yogurt, granola, and blueberry mixture, one at a time, so that nice layers form. Top with some granola and enjoy.
Source: Adapted from Gourmet, July 2009 via Epicurious.