Healthy Apple Yogurt Parfait

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Author Notes: When it comes to presenting dessert, there is nothing like a multi layered parfait. And this healthy version of the classic with apple sauce, coconut yogurt and lots of other healthy ingredients is an absolute winner!

As you might have noticed from my Facebook and Instagram, I am slightly obsessed with coconut yogurt and with making my own carob nutella … so towering these two ingredients in a delicious yet healthy parfait enriched with a hint of Austrian apple strudel was a temptation I couldn’t resists.When you have guests and need to whip up a quick dessert that also has that jaw dropping effect which makes us giggle, a beautifully layered parfait is the way to go. You can get fancy in the presentation and chose eclectic glasses (I love the little grappa shot glasses) or add colorful toppings like berries or a sprinkle of superfood powders…

Since I love the combination of apple sauce and coconut yogurt, I decided to use these two flavors as the main base of my parfait. And to make plain apple sauce taste more exciting, I opted to brighten it up with a strudel type of flavor that I achieved simply by adding some raisins, maca powder and a bit of maple syrup.While this parfaits take only a few minutes to make, they require to be refrigerated for quite some time. In fact, while sitting in the fridge, the coconut yogurt and nutella thicken, the coconut flake layer hardens and all the ingredients in the apple sauce layer settle down creating the perfect apple strudel sensation.

You will love this one!!While this parfaits take only a few minutes to make, they require to be refrigerated for quite some time. In fact, while sitting in the fridge, the coconut yogurt and nutella thicken, the coconut flake layer hardens and all the ingredients in the apple sauce layer settle down creating the perfect apple strudel sensation.

You will love this one!!While this parfaits take only a few minutes to make, they require to be refrigerated for quite some time. In fact, while sitting in the fridge, the coconut yogurt and nutella thicken, the coconut flake layer hardens and all the ingredients in the apple sauce layer settle down creating the perfect apple strudel sensation.

You will love this one!!While this parfaits take only a few minutes to make, they require to be refrigerated for quite some time. In fact, while sitting in the fridge, the coconut yogurt and nutella thicken, the coconut flake layer hardens and all the ingredients in the apple sauce layer settle down creating the perfect apple strudel sensation.

You will love this one!!While this parfaits take only a few minutes to make, they require to be refrigerated for quite some time. In fact, while sitting in the fridge, the coconut yogurt and nutella thicken, the coconut flake layer hardens and all the ingredients in the apple sauce layer settle down creating the perfect apple strudel sensation.

You will love this one!!his recipe is pretty much suitable for any type of food allergies as it’s free from gluten and grains, it’s nut and soy free and it has no dairy as well. And if you scroll to the bottom of the recipe, you’ll find a variation to keep the parfait AIP too.What are the best layer combinations to create a stunning healthy parfait?
What are your favorite ways to style and decorate a parfait?
I would love to hear your ideas as I am always looking for inspiration and new ways to serve food!

Thanks for reading and I will catch you next time!!

Ambra

PS: If you want to take a look at some more Chilled Delights like this one, get a copy of my “Healthy Italian Desserts Made Simple” where I dedicated a whole chapter to this awesome categories of desserts!
Ambra Torelli

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Serves 4

For the Coconut Yogurt Layer

  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon Organic Maple Syrup

For the Maple Coconut Flake Layer

  • 4 tablespoons shredded Coconut Flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Organic Maple Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Carob Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Cacao Powder
  • 2 pieces Strawberries
  • 10 grams 100% Dark Chocolate, shaved
  • 2 pieces dried Figs
  1. Start by preparing the carob Nutella. Combine carob and cacao powder in a small bowl, add in the coconut milk little by little and mix well in order to prevent the formation of lumps.
  2. Prepare the Apple Sauce layer by mixing maca and apple sauce in a bowl. Lastly add the raisins.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine coconut flakes and maple syrup and mix well.
  4. Take 4 digestif glasses (similar to the ones you see in the photos) and start creating layers with one tbsp of carob nutella on the bottom, one tbsp of maple coconut flakes, one tbsp of seasoned apple sauce and one tbsp of coconut yogurt.
  5. Refrigerate your parfaits for at least 4 hours and before serving, decorate them with thinly sliced dried figs, strawberries and shaved dark chocolate like you see in the photos.
  6. Enjoy!

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