An almond butter parfait might just be the perfect way to start your morning. There’s so much to love about it: creamy yogurt, fresh fruit, irresistible almond butter. Plus, it’s totally customizable depending on your taste and how much time you have!
There’s a lot of things that we love to do with the All Natural Almond Butter from Ezra Cohen Montreal, but this is definitely at the top of the list. Below, we’ll go over everything that you need to build a showstopping parfait that’s full of almond butter goodness.
Step One: Choose Your Base
The sky is the limit when it comes to what yogurt you use in your parfait. We like simple, whole milk Greek yogurt, but non-Greek yogurt, low-fat yogurt, or flavored yogurt all work just as well. To keep your parfait extra healthy, be sure to pick a yogurt that is low in added sugar.
Step Two: Go Nutty
Take a cup of your yogurt choice and stir in 3 tablespoons of creamy almond butter. Then add 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon. Stir until smooth.
Step Three: Freshen Up With Fruit
Fruit is an important component of any good breakfast parfait. And since so many fruits go well with almond butter, you should have no trouble picking out the right ones. Our favorites? Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and peaches, but grapes, apples, pineapple, and orange will all work well too! If you just can’t choose, mix it up by opting for multiple kinds of fruit.
Step Four: Pick a Crunch Factor
A good parfait is all about texture. Chopped almonds are a natural choice for your almond butter parfait, but shredded coconut, chia seeds, or dry cereal also make great crunchy additions.
Step Five: Build Your Parfait
Sure you can just stir all of your separate parfait components together, but for a true parfait you’re going to need layers. Start with a layer of your yogurt and almond butter mixture, then top with a thin layer of your crunch element followed by fruit. Repeat these layers until you run out of ingredients, ideally ending with a layer of yogurt topped with crunch. If you really want to up the ante, melt 1 tablespoon of almond butter and drizzle it on top.
Now that you know what’s for breakfast, what about the rest of the day? Check out all of the recipes on our blog for more great ideas from Ezra Cohen, McGill graduate and founder of Ezra Cohen Montreal!