Recipe: Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Parfait

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Parfait

 

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By Toby Amidor, MS, RD

This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples. 

One of my favorite combinations is peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been eating PB&J on whole wheat bread for lunch for years! I finally decided to branch out and create a parfait with similar flavor components from peanuts, peanut butter, homemade blueberry jam, and fresh berries. It’s a perfect way to take in protein, fiber, and healthy fat* in the morning, which will help keep me satisfied until lunch.

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Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
For the Blueberry Chia Jam
12-ounces unsweetened frozen and thawed or fresh blueberries
3 tablespoons 100% maple syrup
1½ tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the parfait
5 fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
½ cup raspberries blackberries
½ cup fresh raspberries
¼ cup Planters Unsalted Dry Roasted peanuts, chopped
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons Blueberry Chia Jam

Instructions
For the Blueberry Chia Jam
1. Place the blueberries in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Warm for several minutes, stirring occasionally, until blueberries start to give up their juice and become soft, but still hold their shape, about 5 minutes.
2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
3. Place about 2/3 of the heated blueberries in a food processor or hand blender and pulse to a rough puree, about 15 seconds.
4. Place pulsed blueberries into a medium bowl and add remaining cooked blueberries, agave syrup, chia seeds, and vanilla extract; stir well to combine. Set bowl aside to allow mixture to cool, about 15 minutes. Jam yields: 1½ cups.
5. Store jam in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

For the Peanut Butter and Berry Jam parfait
1. In a medium bowl combine the strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and 3 tablespoons of the chopped peanuts. Toss gently to combine.
2. In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of the Blueberry Chia Jam. Stir well until peanut butter and jam are well incorporated.
3. To make parfait, place ¼ cup of the berry mixture and then top with about ¼ cup of the yogurt mixture in each of two parfait glasses. Repeat one more time in each glass. Top each parfait with half the remaining berry mixture sprinkle over ½ tablespoon chopped peanuts in each parfait.

Serves: 2
Serving size: 1 parfait

Nutrition Information (per serving)
Calories: 314; Total Fat: 16 grams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Protein: 21 grams; Total Carbohydrates: 25 grams; Sugars: 13 grams; Fiber: 8 grams; Cholesterol: 6 milligram; Sodium: 48 milligrams

*Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as peanuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and not resulting in increased caloric intake may reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

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