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Maple Cranberry Orange Yogurt Parfait Recipe

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, easily whip up this festive brunch or dessert parfait that combines all those favorite seasonal flavors. Plus, it is beautiful to look at!

Maple Cranberry Orange Yogurt Parfait Recipe


Our team of chefs & dietitians enjoy creating healthy, flavorful alternatives and healthier versions of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes that you will want to enjoy all year long. This cranberry parfait combines your favorite flavors of the season from tart cranberries to nutty pecans and the natural sweetness of maple syrup. 

You can easily whip this up for breakfast or dessert, make individual portions or more for all to enjoy. Plus, it’s beautiful to look at! See how this festive parfait is easily assembled in the how-to recipe video below.

Nutrition Per Serving (makes 4 servings)

Calories: 290

Fat: 8 g

Net Carbohydrate: 32 g

Protein: 21 g

Cranberry Sauce Ingredients

• 1 bag (12 oz) Cranberries, fresh or frozen

• 1/4 cup 100% Maple Syrup

• Zest of 1 Orange + Juice

• Water, as needed

Instructions:

1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

2. Add orange zest, orange juice, maple syrup and half of the cranberries.

3. Allow mixture to cook until cranberries begin to burst, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

4. Add remaining cranberries to the skillet and cook an additional 10 minutes or until second batch of cranberries begin to pop. If the mixture begins to look dry, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

5. Remove from burner and set aside.

Yogurt Ingredients

• 2 cups Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt

• Zest of 1 Orange + Juice

• ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

• ½ teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

Nutty Oat Mixture Ingredients

• 1/3 cup Pecans, chopped

• ½ cup Old Fashioned Oats

• ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

• 1 tablespoons Maple Syrup

Instructions:

1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and combine until well incorporated.

Parfait Assembly:

1. Add a layer of yogurt in the bottom of a glass, followed by a layer of cranberry. Next add an additional layer of yogurt and top with a sprinkle of the nutty oats.


Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on October 27, 2016. Updated on September 24, 2019.

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