There are very few foods my guy won’t at least try. Yogurt, however, is almost always a no-go for him. It’s cool. I respect that.
Except for when I don’t.
Like when I made these and said, “Hey, there’s something on the kitchen counter for you!” And then I contemplated the next part, but honesty won out. Pause … “it has yogurt, but I know you’re going to love it. It tastes like a dessert! Try it!”
This is when he usually is an exceptionally good sport (I love my guy) and he tries a bite. And then pushes it away. But these Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits? Snarfville!
Yep! He scarfed the whole thing down – the spoon was clinking the bottom of the bowl before I knew it. Victory!
Now I just need to finally turn him on to tofu.
These super-simple parfaits are a cinch to put together, but they feel like something special. And with honey-sweetened, cinnamon-infused Greek yogurt layered with crisp apples and applesauce, they taste like something special, too.
I’m thinking these will be the perfect Thanksgiving morning breakfast. Super easy, special occasion worthy, and satiating without being over-the-top rich. A yogurt parfait for professed yogurt haters. It’s possible; I have proof!
Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits
- 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt (I use 2%)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 medium crisp apple (I like honeycrisp, gala, or pink lady for these, cored and diced)
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- Additional honey and cinnamon for topping (if desired)
- Have two sturdy glasses, mason jars, or mini trifle bowls ready.
- To a medium bowl, add the yogurt, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir well to combine.
- Grab 1/4 of the apples and sprinkle them at the bottom of the glasses. Add 1/3 of the yogurt, a few spoonfuls each. Depending on the size of your glass, you may need to spread the layers gently with the back of a spoon to distribute to the edge of the glass. Top with more apples (1/4), then more yogurt (1/3). Add all of the applesauce (2 tablespoons per glass), then more apples (1/4). Top with remaining yogurt and sprinkle with remaining apples. Drizzle with a little more honey and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Serve.