Healthy dessert parfaits featuring peanut butter, Greek yogurt, honey, bananas and wheat germ ~ by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
Disclosure: I received a sample jar of Kretschmer wheat germ but was not paid for any product promotion.
According to the calendar, I have one more day left of summer. One more day to enjoy these no-cook, raw dessert recipes posted by the creative members of The Recipe ReDux for the month of September.
Of course, things aren’t that dire. And of course, I can do no-cook all year round. But this time of year, while many relish the cooler weather, fall foliage and back-to-school routines, I reminisce about a summer that’s gone by too fast and shorter days end.
But what can always get me out of my funk? Basically anything to do with peanut butter. And bananas.
You’d think after eating the same two foods almost daily for how many years, one would get sick of those foods. But not this gal. My six year old daughter has been cultivating a love for all things PB&B, too.
So, with this month’s Recipe ReDux theme of no-cook desserts – I thought about a raw pudding (but I already did a Vegan Coconut Chocolate Pudding) or an icebox cake (but that’s pushing the summer envelope at bit though our Aussie blogger members may indulge me!)
In the end, I went back to my beloved peanut butter. And bananas. And honey (ahem, another almost daily indulgence.)
A recent sample jar of Kretschmer wheat germ was the perfect ingredient add some more nutrition (Vitamin E, folate, many other antioxidants, the list goes on), texture and flavor to the parfaits. I swear, I am turning into my mother – she always had a jar of Kretschmer wheat germ in the fridge back when I was a kid.Print
Whipped Peanut Butter Banana Parfaits – The Recipe ReDux
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 small bananas, sliced
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ
- Roasted peanuts for garnish, optional
- In a bowl, beat together yogurt, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon. Blend for about 30 seconds or until it looks ‘whipped.’
- To assemble parfaits, use two wine glasses, sundae glasses or any tall glass. In one glass, layer 1/6th of the yogurt mix, top with a few banana slices then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of wheat germ over top. Repeat twice and garnish with peanuts if you want. Repeat process to make second parfait.
What’s your favorite quickie, no-cook indulgence? Are you a nut butter lover? Pro-summer or pro-fall?