I was writing out- a list of recipes that I wanted to make this fall. One thing I wanted to tackle, was a healthier way to eat pecan pie.
Pecan Pie could be the ” highest calorie” dessert ever. Pecans are not low calorie by any means, but they’re a nut. Just because something is high in calories, it doesn’t always mean it’s unhealthy. Pecan pie is so high in calories because of all the butter, sugar and pie crust. None of which are in this yogurt parfait.
I saw dairy-free Silk Yogurt in a Whole Foods store when I was visiting my parents in Chicago. I am so happy that I was able to find Silk Yogurt in my area, I have always been a fan of Silk products. ( almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk)
I made this parfait for breakfast. I love being able to include nuts with breakfast, they fill us up. Plus, I sweetened my pecans with maple syrup, which is also fitting to have with breakfast.
Pecan Pie Yogurt Parfait
1/4 cup of chopped pecans
1/4 cup of maple syrup
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 container of Silk’s Dairy-Free Vanilla Yogurt
Method: In a saucepan, add pecans, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir over medium heat and toast the pecans. After about 6 minutes, the pecans should become coated and caramelized. Remove the pecans from the heat and let cool. Top your yogurt with pecans and enjoy. I added some chia seeds to my parfait. You can add other toppings as you wish.
My little 20 month old and I ate these for breakfast. It was so adorable watching him devour his actually in a clean way with a big boy spoon. Such a cute little person acting like a big kid. 🙂 I almost thought that this was too tasty for breakfast, because it tasted like dessert. I will be making this again soon. I will also make this close to Thanksgiving, so I can get my pecan pie fix in.
Don’t forget to redeem your coupon for Silk’s Dairy-Free Yogurt.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.