Chocolate Gingerbread Granola Orange Yogurt Parfait

Chocolate Gingerbread Granola Orange Yogurt Parfait
As a result of our scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner at The Biltmore Estate I have a new obsession, chocolate gingerbread with citrus. I had the most delicious chocolate gingerbread cake with a citrus cream sauce for dessert that day. I remember it fondly and have recreated those flavors a few times, the cake version to come soon once I make it again.

Chocolate Gingerbread Granola Orange Yogurt Parfait
This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a way to use the Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Granola recipe I posted last year. I gave it as teacher gifts and to several friends and was told it is seriously addictive, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

I recently made my first batch of this granola for the season, I’m quite sure there will be a couple more batches before the new year. Anyway, after I made the granola I got to thinking how I could add my new citrus twist to it and the first thing that came to mind was a yogurt parfait. The boys enjoy yogurt and granola for breakfast or as a snack. Let’s just say they really like yogurt and the granola is an added bonus.

As I said before, this really is just a guide how to assemble the parfait, do it as you wish. I prefer Greek yogurt, but you could easily use regular. Make one serving or make enough for the whole family. One of these would be pretty tasty Christmas morning, I may have to make some to hold the boys over until brunch is ready. After all, how could I possibly expect them to go until 10 or 11 in the morning with no food?! Maybe next time I will add orange zest to the granola before I bake it to get my citrus fix!

Chocolate Gingerbread Granola Yogurt Parfait

Chocolate Gingerbread Granola Orange Yogurt Parfait
Plain yogurt, Greek or regular
Sweetener of your choice, stevia, honey etc.
A few drops orange extract
Dark chocolate gingerbread granola

Mix sweetener and orange extract into the yogurt. Place a layer of yogurt in a bowl or glass, then granola and repeat again.

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8 thoughts on “Chocolate Gingerbread Granola Orange Yogurt Parfait

  1. Liz

    love how you’re building on a favorite recipe and twisting things a bit based on something new. That is how cooking evolves šŸ™‚ You’re a master! It looks fantastic. What a lovely breakfast treat.

    Reply
    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      Gingerbread and orange is my new holiday addiction! We are all about throwing things together, especially this time if year when there seems to be too little time to do it all. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

      Reply
  2. hotlyspiced

    This looks very pretty. I love gingerbread and always enjoy it at this time of year – it’s so festive. I’ve never had it for breakfast so you’ve given me some ideas xx

    Reply

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