There’s nothing I enjoy more for breakfast or brunch than fresh fruit and yogurt. Even better, when combining the two to create yogurt parfaits. I usually make one in the mornings based on what fruit I have on hand, and I’m certainly not picky, but since Valentine’s Day is coming up, today’s version features a few sweet surprise ingredients both healthy and dairy free, just right for celebrating the day of love with the ones you love! And if the grated dark chocolate and homemade crumble wasn’t enough already, I’ve topped the parfaits with the cutest heart picks made from fresh strawberries for a sweet finish.
Love at first bite.
VALENTINE’S FRUIT AND YOGURT PARFAITS
Coconut milk yogurt layered between fresh strawberries & raspberries and a homemade crumble that adds just the right amount of crunch and a grated dark chocolate topping as a decadent finish.
Homemade Oat & Pecan Crumble
This oat & pecan crumble is delicious on its own but even better when layered between the yogurt parfait. Only lightly sweetened and also vegan.Print
FOR THE FRUIT & YOGURT PARFAITS
Four 8 ounce containers of plain coconut milk yogurt (use regular dairy yogurt if you wish)
32 Fresh whole raspberries and 10 fresh strawberries, rinsed and patted dry.
A few squares of dairy free Dark Chocolate (I find mine at Trader Joes)
1 cup Homemade Oat & Pecan Crumble (see recipe below)
1 piping bag
Grater (for chocolate)
4 small glass serving bowls or parfait glasses about 8oz.
1 mini heart fondant cutter.
FOR THE OAT PECAN CRUMBLE:
1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup chopped pecans.
FOR THE OAT AND PECAN CRUMBLE
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Pour melted coconut oil over the top of dry ingredients.
Stir ingredients together and pour onto a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden.
Remove from oven and allow to cool, then it’s ready to be used as a topping.
FRUIT & YOGURT PARFAIT ASSEMBLY:
Slice strawberries into 1/4 inch thick pieces and cut into heart shapes using a heart fondant cookie cutter. Set aside 4 of the shaped strawberries for the heart toppers. (This is an optional step. If you don’t own a heart-shaped fondant cutter feel free to skip.)
Grate dairy free dark chocolate using a cheese grater, or similar and set aside.
Give yogurt a stir and then pour all 4 containers into a piping bag.
Cut the tip off the corner of the bag and begin piping an even layer of the yogurt into the bottom of each glass. Top the yogurt with a layer of the Oat & Pecan Crumble, lastly adding 6 of the fresh raspberries and 6 of the strawberry cutouts to the outer edge of each glass in a circular fashion. Top with an additional layer of yogurt, followed by an even layer of crumble. Finish with 2 fresh raspberries and 3-4 more strawberry hearts. Garnish with grated dark chocolate and one Strawberry heart garnish.
The picks are optional but only takes few moments to make. Simply cut the strawberries into shapes using your heart fondant cutter and insert one toothpick into the bottom point of each heart. Place inside the center or center back each parfait glass to enjoy the edible cuteness.
Makes 4 Servings.
Keywords: breakfast parfait, fruit & yogurt, dessert, healthy recipes, Valentine's Day, strawberry parfait, oat crumble recipe
These fruit and yogurt parfaits would be so fun for for children’s Valentine’s parties!
They’d also make a great breakfast/brunch starter for a romantic breakfast or brunch with your love, or galentine’s day with girlfriends!
Enjoy this sweet treat to kick off the holiday!
Happy Valentine’s day friends! Remember to check back soon for more.
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