Maple Blueberry Parfaits

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

Servings: 2

 

Ingredients

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

 

Instructions

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.

 

August 9, 2011 - 5:51 am

Blog is the New Black - Delicious and beautiful!

August 9, 2011 - 8:00 am

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots - What a delicious treat! :-)

August 9, 2011 - 8:01 am

Mary Margaret - Looks delicious! I have some blueberries left over from a trip to the farmer’s market that will be perfect for this recipe.

August 9, 2011 - 10:45 am

DessertForTwo - Normally, I’d feel guilty eating something so sweet for breakfast (since I eat desserts the rest of the day), but if you say it’s a great breakfast, I’m in! :)

August 9, 2011 - 1:41 pm

natalie (the sweets life) - Looks like we both have blueberry parfaits on the brain today :) Granted, yours fare better at breakfast time!

August 18, 2011 - 12:05 pm

Meg's Everyday Indulgence - This sounds absolutely heavenly! My little guy loves blueberries and yogurt so he would just flip over this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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