15 May Recipe: Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Parfait
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.
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
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
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.
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.