Post-Pandemic and with the mandate to stay home or work from home, you may be scratching your head wondering what to eat for breakfast. How about a healthy and nutritious parfait? That is not an oxymoron. I was in the mood for something different but nevertheless healthy. I found myself having the desire to prepare a type of crumble like the one you find on top of your favorite cobbler recipe. In place of regular white flour, I used almond flour, which, by the way, stays fresh longer by storing it in the freezer. I also wanted some sort of protein, so I experimented by using 1/2 cup of tahini and 1/2 cup cashew butter. Any nut butter will do. I added some coconut sugar, some coconut oil and a variety of other things I had on hands such as dried cranberries, chocolate chips, and pecans.
After having mixed everything well, I spread it out on a baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper. I baked it in a 350-degree oven for about 10-12 minutes. After letting it cool, it was the perfect crumble. Now, the question was, How was I going to use it? I decided to take out some parfait glasses. I proceeded to fill the parfait glasses 1/4 with fresh fruit salad made the previous day. I then looked in the fridge and found a jar of plain yogurt. I added a dollop or two and topped it off with the crumble. The result was incredible! Not only did it satisfy a nagging sweet tooth but it also was chock full of wonderfully healthy ingredients. So, there you have it. What a great way to start off the day!
For the Crumble:
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup peanut or almond or any other nut butter
1 cup almond flour or tiger nut flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup pecans
Pinch sea salt
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Assemble all the ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the above ingredients together until they come together.
Roll some dough in your hand to form a ball. Spread it out on the sheet pan. Continue doing this until all the dough has been used.
Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Take out and let cool. When cool, crumble them and place the crumble in an air-tight jar.