Healthy Yogurt Parfait Recipe:
A yogurt parfait recipe with crunchy oats, flavoured yogurt and fresh fruits.
A healthy Sunday might sound like the most unusual idea, especially coming from me. Though I’ve been using Sunday as my excuse for indulgence but this inviting tall glass of a crunchy healthy Yogurt Parfait forced me to go healthy this morning.
The weather has warmed up a little, the colourful flowers have begun to bloom on my terrace and I am excited about my dinner date tonight. A bright sunny Sunday morning and the colourful layers of the parfait, can’t have a better start to a day. And it’s not merely an eye candy, this healthy yogurt parfait, its laden with the goodness of crunchy oats, fresh colourful fruits, yogurt, honey and almonds to say the least.
A parfait is simple, quick yet rewarding and the beauty remains that you can just create any flavour of your choice. But its the crunchy layer of oats that makes it special and adds a sort of character beneath a smooth layer of yogurt. The horde of flavoured yogurts swarming the store shelves come handy, infact I used the blueberry yogurt (by Mother dairy) in one of the layers and finished off with a slim curd layer on top. If you are using a home-set curd, you must hang it in a muslin cloth for a few hours to darin out excess water and retain a thick curd.
Oh incase you stuck on the dinner date, you’ll have to wait to find out until it’s over and the review is updated here soon. All I can say for now that it’s one of the most sought after Indian restaurant in the country, did you get the cue?
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- 200 gms plain thick curd (I use nestle Slim)
- 200 gms of flavoured yogurt (I’ve used blueberry from Mother’s dairy)
- ½ heaped cup thick oats or plain muesli (I mixed both)
- 1 tsp amaranth seeds (makes it healthier), optional
- ½ cup of chopped nuts, almonds , pecans, raisins
- 2 tbsp homey
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp butter
- A cup of fresh chopped fruits of your own choice, use Black garpes, orange, strawberries, apricots etc
- Preheat the oven to 250OC. Brush a small baking dish with the butter; spread the oats and muesli at the base.
- Add the chopped nuts, sprinkle the brown sugar, a tablespoon of honey and mix well. Then tap down along the base of the dish with the back of the spoon and bake for 16-18 mins until browned and crispy on top.
- Remove from the oven and crumble up the crunchy oats with a spoon or hands.
- Now take two tall glasses (aprox 700 ml), but wise enough to dig a spoon through it. Clean wipe it for you want the layers to be clearly visible.
- Start creating the layers, put ¼th of the crunchy oats at the bottom of each glass, follow up with the flavoured yogurt, then add half of the chopped fruits, divide the remaining oats between the two glasses. Then spread a layer of plain curd, followed witht the remaining fruits and fillu drizzle a tsp of honey on the top of each glass.
- Allow setting in the fridge for 1-2 hours if you want it chilled but in this weather I’s suggest just serve immediately with a tall tail spoon.
Dos and Don’ts:
- This can be made a day in advance and kept in the fridge overnight.
- Goes without saying, replace the yogurt with a flavour of your choice and add your favourite chopped fruits.
- Also if you using a flavoured crunchy oats then remember to cut down on honey to balance out the sweetness.