Apple Pie Parfaits
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Copyright Toby Amidor, Create-Your-Plate Diabetes Cookbook, American Diabetes Association, 2020. Photo courtesy of Mittera.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons stevia brown sugar blend (such as Truvia)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower or almond butter
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1½ tablespoons flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, diced
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • Zest of 1 lemon (1 tablespoon)
  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the canola oil, brown sugar blend, and sunflower butter until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Coat a medium saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Add the oats, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed and toast until slightly brown and fragrant, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Remove the toasted oat mixture from the saucepan and place in a small bowl.
  4. Add the oil mixture into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Then quickly turn the heat to low and whisk regularly, until the mixture has slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat and then add the toasted oat mixture. Stir to evenly coat.
  5. Spread the oat mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Wipe the saucepan clean with a paper towel.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the water, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the apples and toss to evenly coat.
  7. In the same saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the apple mixture and cook until the apples have slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside to slightly cool.
  8. While the apples are cooking, mix the yogurt and lemon zest together in a small bowl. In each of 4 parfait glasses, layer ¼ cup of the yogurt, ⅓ cup of the apple mixture, another ¼ cup of yogurt, and top with ¼ cup of the granola.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 parfait Calories: 380 Fat: 25 g Saturated fat: 3.3 g Carbohydrates: 26 g Sugar: 15 g Sodium: 70 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 17 g Cholesterol: 10 mg
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