Gluten-Free Mixed Berry Parfait
Experience a burst of vibrant flavors and textures with our Gluten-Free Mixed Berry Parfait—a delightful creation that celebrates the natural sweetness of fresh berries, creamy yogurt, and the satisfying crunch of gluten-free granola. Whether you're seeking a wholesome breakfast option or a refreshing dessert, this parfait delivers layers of goodness that are not only gluten-free but also a treat for the senses. Join us as we embark on a journey to create a delectable and visually stunning gluten-free mixed berry parfait, perfect for brightening your mornings or satisfying your sweet cravings.
For the Mixed Berry Compote:
2 cups mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch (or a gluten-free alternative)
1/4 cup water
For the Parfait Layers:
2 cups gluten-free granola (store-bought or homemade)
2 cups Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt alternative
Fresh berries for garnish (optional)
Honey or maple syrup for drizzling (optional)
1. Prepare the Mixed Berry Compote:
In a saucepan, combine the mixed berries, granulated sugar, fresh lemon juice, cornstarch, and water.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and the berries break down, about 10-15 minutes.
Remove the compote from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
2. Assemble the Parfait:
In serving glasses or bowls, start by layering 2 tablespoons of gluten-free granola at the bottom of each glass.
Add a layer of Greek yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt) on top of the granola, about 1/4 cup for each layer.
Spoon a generous tablespoon of the mixed berry compote over the yogurt layer.
Add a layer of fresh berries
Add another layer of Greek yogurt
Add another layer of gluten-free granola
Repeat the layers as desired, ending with a spoonful of berry compote or fresh berries on top.
3. Garnish and Serve:
Garnish your gluten-free mixed berry parfaits with fresh berries for an extra burst of color and flavor.
Optionally, drizzle honey or maple syrup over the top for added sweetness.
Grab a spoon and savor the delicious layers of creamy yogurt, sweet berry compote, and crunchy granola in each bite of this gluten-free mixed berry parfait.
This Gluten-Free Mixed Berry Parfait is a delightful and healthy dessert or breakfast option. It's bursting with the natural sweetness of fresh berries, the creaminess of yogurt, and the crunch of granola, making it a perfect treat to enjoy any time of day.