Cheery Cherry, 7-ingredient Balanced Breakfast!
Yogurt can be such a versatile ingredient. It is a key ingredient in traditional dishes of many cultures and can be used in dishes that are sweet, savory, bitter or sour. It is often found in baked dishes, creamy salad dressings,
Cherry Chia Jam Almond Parfait
Yield: About 10 ounces of jam
Total Time: 15-30 minutes
2 cups of frozen, pitted cherries, thawed – (use fresh, pitted, if in season!)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon of orange juice, fresh preferred
1 teaspoon of almond extract
3/4 cup of vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
Orange zest – optional
Granola – optional
Add the cherries, almond extract, maple syrup, and orange juice to a saucepan over medium heat.
Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Gently mash the cherries with a wooden spoon or potato masher.
Bring the mixture to a low boil, and then reduce heat to low. Allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
Turn off heat and stir in the chia seeds. The jam will thicken as it cools.
Once cool, taste the jam and add more sweetener if desired.
Store the cherry chia jam in an air-tight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
To make the parfait, place ½ cup of yogurt in the bottom of a small dish, top it with 2 tbsp. of chia jam, followed by ¼ cup of more yogurt.
Then sprinkle 2 tbsp. of nuts or granola on top. Garnish with orange zest if desired. Enjoy!
Approximate Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories per serving: 300
Fat per serving: 11.25g
Protein per serving: 14g
Total Carbohydrate: 35g
This month's recipe contribution comes from Jamie Ambach, Dietetic Intern learning alongside MAC Registered Dietitian, Jen Jasmin.
Personalizing recipes is one of Jen Jasmin's specialties! Contact Jen today.