Trying to eat healthy but also wanted a sweet treat? My friend Krystal joined me in the kitchen today to make a fun Valentine’s Day dessert that’s not bad for us to eat. Krystal is a personal trainer and nutritionist who’s been helping me get physically fit and make better food choices.
These parfaits are low sugar and easy to make low carb too. We made our own granola so we could control the amount of sugar we added. to keep the carbs low, omit the oats and add in more nut, flax seeds and/or chia cheese.
Not a fan of cherry? You can use any flavor of sugar-free Jell-O you like!
- 16oz heavy whipping cream
- 2 TBL sugar-free Jell-O (any flavor)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- 2 tablespoons nut butter of your choice
- 1 cup mixed nuts
- 2 cups whole oats
- 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries OR dried fruit of your choice
- Lily’s chocolate chips
- Redi Whip
- Pour the cold heavy cream in a bowl, using a mixer, mix until fluffy. Add in the jello powder and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 300F
- In a large bowl combine the maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and nut butter, whisk to combine. Add in the mixed nuts. Toss to combine.
- Pour out onto a parchment paper-lined, rimmed baking sheet. For clusters of granola, press together before baking.
- Bake for about 15 min or until everything starts to brown just a little. Remove from the oven and stir in the dried cherries.
- Allow granola to cool then layer your parfait in the cups.
- I like to start with granola on the bottom then the whipped fluff, more granola, and fruit. Finish with more whipped fluff, whipped cream, chocolate chips and a cherry if you’d like.
Keywords: dessert, cherry, cream, Valentine’s Day, granola