There’s nothing I enjoy more for breakfast or brunch than fresh fruit and yogurt. Even better, I love combining the two to create a what we all know to be the yogurt parfait. I usually make one in the mornings based on what fruit I have on hand, and I’m certainly not picky, but since Valentine’s Day is coming up quick, today’s version features a few sweet surprise ingredients both healthy and dairy free, just right for celebrating the day of love with the ones you love! And if the grated dark chocolate and homemade crumble wasn’t enough already, I’ve topped them with the tiniest, and cutest little heart picks made from fresh strawberries and toothpicks, for a whimsical finish.
Love at first bite.
Hearts Day Partfaits (V)
The coconut milk yogurt is layered between fresh strawberries & raspberries and a homemade crumble that adds just the right amount of crunch and a grated dark chocolate topping as a decadent garnish.
Four 8 ounce containers of plain coconut milk yogurt (use regular dairy yogurt if you wish)
32 Fresh whole raspberries and 10 fresh strawberries, rinsed and patted dry.
A few squares of dairy free Dark Chocolate (I find mine at Trader Joes)
1 cup Homemade Oat & Pecan Crumble (see recipe below)
1 ziplock bag
Cheese grater (for chocolate)
4 small glass serving bowls or parfait glasses about 8oz.
1 mini heart fondant cutter.
Slice strawberries into 1/4 inch thick pieces and cut into heart shapes using a heart fondant cookie cutter. Set aside 4 of the shaped strawberry for the heart toppers. (This is an optional step. If you don’t own a heart-shaped fondant cutter feel free to skip.)
Grate dairy free dark chocolate using a cheese grater, or similar and set aside.
Give yogurt a stir and then pour all 4 containers into the corner of a ziplock bag.
Cut the tip off the corner of the ziplock and begin piping an even layer of the yogurt into the bottom of each glass. Top the yogurt with a layer of the Oat & Pecan Crumble, lastly adding 6 of the fresh raspberries and 6 of the strawberry cutouts to the outer edge of each glass in a circular fashion. Top with an additional layer of yogurt, followed by an even layer of crumble. Finish with 2 fresh raspberries and 3-4 more strawberry hearts. Garnish with grated dark chocolate and one Strawberry Heart Pick.
The picks literally take just seconds to make. Simply cut the strawberries into shapes using your heart fondant cutter and insert one toothpick into the bottom point of each heart. Place inside the center or center back each parfait glass to enjoy the edible cuteness.
Makes 4 Servings.
Homemade Oat & Pecan Crumble
1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup chopped pecans.
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Pour melted coconut oil over the top of dry ingredients.
Stir ingredients together and pour onto a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until golden.
Remove from oven and allow to cool, then it’s ready to be used as a topping.
How cute would these be for children’s Valentine’s parties, or as the starter, or the first course for a romantic breakfast or brunch with your love?! Such a great way to kick off the holiday!
Enjoy and Happy hearts day friends! Remember to check back soon for more.
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