Paleo Apple Crisp Yogurt Parfaits

Paleo Apple Crisp Yogurt Parfaits

If I’m being honest, I’ve never been the biggest yogurt fan. My younger brother is, and always has been! But not me. It’s alright, I guess. Though many commercially produced yogurts are SO high in sugar that you’ll want to be careful which ones you incorporate into your diet. Many are not a great addition to a healthy diet. That being said, these Paleo (that’s right, you heard me, PALEO) friendly Apple Crisp Yogurt Parfaits are a great addition to your breakfast routine!

dairy free yogurt parfait

Paleo Apple Crisp Yogurt Parfaits

I’m sure you’re asking, how can a yogurt parfait be Paleo? Isn’t dairy a no-no? Yes, it is off-limits, but there are a couple of brands on the market that are dairy-free and also have no off-limits thickeners or additives. The two brands I’ve tried and like best are Kite Hill and Forager. Of the two, Kite Hill ranks higher, in my opinion, because it’s much thicker than Forager. 

 

(side note: the plain Kite Hill and Forager can be added to your Whole30 meal plan as well. While they are not Whole30 brand approved, they don’t have any additives that would throw you off course. Use in moderation though! It’s not the best food source to add in every morning!)

 

While I said yogurt isn’t my favorite food, I really enjoy this dish. Mostly, I’m not a fan of plain yogurt. It’s a texture thing for me, so add in some nuts and crunchy granola and I’m on board! This parfait uses plain Kite Hill Greek Yogurt (I like the Greek better as it’s much thicker!) and adds in just a hint of honey to give it sweetness. By not using already sweetened yogurts, you can completely control how much sugar you’re adding. This makes this dish also 21-day sugar detox friendly as well! Just leave out the honey altogether and use a green apple like I did. 

 

(another side note: I’ve also made this exact same breakfast but swapped out the apple for banana, and swapped the granola for chopped nuts. The granola I used does have some maple syrup in it so if you’re looking to do a strict Whole30 or 21-day Sugar detox, you would need to do this too. I think pecans or hazelnuts taste the best in this!)

 

I use Kite Hill yogurt as a sour cream substitute all.the.time. You can find it showcased in a ton of my recipes. If you need some more inspiration than just these Paleo Apple Crisp Yogurt Parfaits, check out these other recipes that highlight Kite Hill as well!

Homemade Paleo Ranch Dressing

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Potato Beet Soup

Paleo Apple Crisp Yogurt Parfaits

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dairy-free plain yogurt I used Kite Hill, Forager will work
  • 1 med green apple chopped
  • 4 tbsp Paleo granola I used Purely Elizabeth
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp almond butter sugar-free
  • 2 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar or parfait glass, place 2 oz of yogurt in the bottom of two jars.

  2. Layer 1/2 the apples, granola, cinnamon, almond butter, and honey in each jar.

  3. Top with more yogurt and repeat layering. Serve cold.

 

 



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