Packed with creamy vanilla yogurt, apple pie granola, and caramelized apples, this Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait is full of protein and fall flavors. It’s a great way to spice up your morning breakfast or afternoon snack!
I’m not one to sleep straight through the night. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time that I’ve gone to bed and slept straight through until it was time to get up. I don’t have any kids or a pet that wakes me up, but still, it happens every night.
The hubster and I are very light sleepers. A lot of times, if he moves or gets up in the middle of the night for some reason, I wake up. And the same goes for him, too. We are eerily similar in that way.
We’re pretty used to it by now, and even if I get the bed all to myself if the hubster is out of town, I still wake up throughout the night. Now, I’m not complaining and it doesn’t really bother me too much.
But what does bother me is that sometimes when I wake up at 3am, my stomach starts growling. Growling! Of course, sleep wins over my hunger pangs, at least until I get up in the morning.
And these days, having a cup of coffee and some yogurt while I work on blog tasks is my morning routine. It makes the perfect, quick breakfast and is something that I look forward to.
So now that fall is here, I decided to put all of those apples to good use and whip up this Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait. Packed with creamy vanilla yogurt, apple pie granola, and caramelized apples, this parfait is full of protein and fall flavors. It’s a great way to spice up your morning breakfast or afternoon snack.
Remember that crunchy and oh-so delicious Apple Pie Granola that I shared with you two weeks ago?
Well, it’s returned in this Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait. I love adding a little crunch to my yogurt, so using this flavorful granola was a win-win situation in my book. I’ve made this granola three times since I first tested it back in August. It’s SO good that I’ve been trying to sneak it into baked goods whenever I can.
And those caramelized apples on top of this yogurt? Perfection!
If you remember those Apple Cinnamon Pancakes that I shared with you a few weeks ago, I used the same apples in the parfait, but didn’t include the syrup.
It’s a simple combination that tastes like delicious apple pie and takes this parfait to a whole new level.And finally, the yogurt. Protein-packed and creamy, I used a vanilla Greek yogurt for the base of the Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait. But feel free to use whatever yogurt that you prefer.
The combination of creamy vanilla yogurt, crunchy granola, and tender apples provides for the perfect fall dish. This parfait is full of flavor, on the healthier side, and bursting with apple goodness. What could be better?
So when my stomach starts growling at 3am, I happily remember that I’ve got this delicious Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait to look forward to for breakfast. It makes the perfect, protein-packed meal or mid-morning snack!
Looking for more apple recipes? I’ve got you covered!
Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait
FOR THE CARAMELIZED APPLES:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 apples peeled, cored, and diced
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
FOR THE YOGURT PARFAIT:
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup Apple Pie Granola or granola of choice
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Heat apple mixture over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, or until apples are tender. Remove from heat.
- While apples are cooking, prepare the parfaits. Spread 1/2 cup of yogurt onto the bottom of two glasses or bowls. Top with 1/4 cup granola, followed by 1/2 cup caramelized apples. Repeat with the second layer in each glass.
- Serve immediately.