Fruit Parfait

Fruit Parfait

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups walnut halves
  • 4 cups plain Greek yogurt of your choice
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup of cinnamon roasted walnuts, chopped
  • Canola oil to grease pan

Directions:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Dab a paper towel in vegetable oil and wipe a cookie sheet to grease pan.

Beat egg white and honey together. Mix cinnamon, vanilla, and salt together in a small bowl. Combine with egg mixture. Fold walnuts into the mixture to coat and spread out on greased pan.

Bake until coating on nuts is crusty, about 1 hour. Cool nuts completely. Separate out 1 cup of walnuts for the parfait recipe and save the rest in an air tight sealed container to use in your oatmeal, on salads, or as a snack.

Use one cup of yogurt, 1/2 cup each of bananas and strawberries, and 1/4 cup of walnuts to assemble one parfait. Alternate layers of walnuts and fruit with yogurt.

Yield:

Walnut recipe: 16 1/4-cup servings
Parfait recipe: 4 servings

Source:

Christina Manian is a nutrition volunteer at Dana-Farber and a student in the dietetics program at Boston University. Christina has a passion for cooking and believes that nutritious cooking can be a great aid in cancer treatment.

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