Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Breakfast Idea: Peanut Butter Parfait

My former roommate used to fix yogurt parfaits for breakfast at least once a week, usually with frozen raspberries. They were good, but out here in Ohio I encountered two problems with the concept: a) berries are more expensive out here; b) a yogurt parfait does not have enough protein for me to make it through the morning even when I'm not feeding someone else, too. I switched to banana parfaits (with homemade granola) which were much cheaper, but they were still a tad low on protein. This morning I got an idea from my favorite sandwich and created:

Peanut Butter & Banana Parfaits
1/2 c. vanilla yogurt (I can't find one with fructose sweetner out here, so I add a spoonful of honey and a dash of vanilla to plain yogurt.)
1-2 T. peanut butter

Mix together; then if you want to be fancy you can layer the mixture in an elegant glass dish with 1 chopped banana and 1 cup of granola, or if you just want to eat breakfast you dump the banana and the granola in on top and mix it all up. If you do it that way, it's not much harder than a bowl of cereal for those who like bananas in their cereal. In slightly smaller quantities, it would be a great snack or maybe even dessert. Amounts are very approximate, except for the banana.

I survived until 11:45 before I was ready to kill for lunch, so I think it had adequate staying power. Now to convince DOB that he likes it, which might be hard because he thinks peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches are gross.


the Joneses said...

Gross? No way! That's one of my very favourite comfort foods. It brings back good memories of Dad making them for us kids on lazy Saturday afternoons. --DJ

Queen of Carrots said...

My dad used to make himself (I never dared to try them, but some of my siblings did) peanut butter and pickle sandwiches on occasion. Not lazy Saturday afternoons, because they don't exist on a farm.

DOB claims he'd rather had a peanut butter and salsa sandwich than a peanut butter and banana, but so far he hasn't tried either. Someday we're going to sit down and have a peanut butter sandwich tasting and I'll convince him.