Chocolate Parfait the Healthy Way!

I enjoyed my chocolate “bruffins” (brownie-muffin) so much that I whipped  up another batch just a few days later. I froze half the bruffins in order to have a few on hand when I need a quick snack or when I am on-the-go. There’s nothing like having nutritious options on hand when my snack cravings hit!

I woke up a few days ago wanting something healthy, protein-packed but a little sweet as well. I thought I’d try a speedy breakfast parfait, which completely hit the spot – fruit sweetened strawberry jam and cubed chocolate brownie-muffins layered between creamy and thick greek yogurt. For a vegan and dairy-free option, substitute the Greek yogurt with coconut milk or soy yogurt with equally scrumptious results.

If you don’t have a batch of my chocolate bruffins on hand, (you should go bake some or) feel free to sub your favorite muffin (my cherry walnut oat muffins would work well) or leftover holiday quick bread in this recipe, it’s adaptable!

Enjoy this parfait as a hearty breakfast, an easy snack or a after dinner treat…I’ll let you choose 🙂

Easy Layered Chocolate Parfait

2 mini chocolate bruffins or 1 regular size bruffin, cubed (can sub your favorite muffin or quick bread if desired)
2 tsp fruit sweetened jam or jelly (I used strawberry)
6 oz plain Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt for vegan (coconut or soy)

mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings for serving OR chopped nuts, optional

Directions

1. In a half pint jar, mini trifle dish or glass, layer ingredients starting with the 1/2 of the yogurt, top with 1/2 of the bruffin/muffin, and 1 tsp of jam/jelly. Repeat with remaining ingredients, top with chocolate chips or nuts if desired and enjoy!

Serves 1

*If you prefer a more flavored yogurt, add in a shake of ground cinnamon or a dash of vanilla extract. I prefer the tart tang of plain yogurt, but if  this isn’t your thing, lightly drizzle with honey, agave or other sweetener for a sweeter base.

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15 thoughts on “Chocolate Parfait the Healthy Way!

  1. Nora, I love your posts! I make many of your recipes and all are great!! I’m not much of a cook, but whatever I do cook is because of your inspiration! Stay warm!

  2. WOW! That looks amazing! I am totally making this with So Delicious Greek Coconut Milk Yogurt! I love strawberry jam and chocolate! Such a great idea!!!!

  3. Pingback: Pumpkin-Blueberry Breakfast Crisp for One « Natural Noshing

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