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Raw Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Parfait With Cinnamon Soft-Serve


Raw Apple-Cinnamon and Chia Layer

  • 3 small apples (Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or other crisp red apple)
  • 3-5 Medjool dates, pitted (see tips)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

Cinnamon Soft-Serve ingredients

  • 2 large, ripe bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Unsweetened almond milk, as needed

Optional Toppings

  • Chopped raw walnuts
  • Raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Shelled hemp seeds


Raw Apple-Cinnamon and Chia Layer Preparation

  • 1. Place one of the diced apples in an airtight container.
  • 2. Process the remaining two apples in a food processor along with the dates, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pulse the mixture a few times and then process for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture resembles applesauce, stopping to scrape down the sides if needed.
  • 3. Transfer the mix to the container with the diced apples and stir in the chia seeds.
  • 4. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow chia seeds to thicken the mix.

Cinnamon Soft-Serve Preparation

  • 1. Process the frozen bananas and cinnamon in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
  • 2. Add a bit of plant-based milk, 1 Tbsp at a time if needed for the bananas to blend but not so much that you end up with a smoothie instead.

To Assemble

  • 1. In 2 medium jars or glasses, layer the soft-serve and apple-cinnamon-chia mixture, one after the other, garnishing with toppings as you go.
  • 2. Serve immediately.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. Firm Dates? No Problem. If your dates are firm, as opposed to soft and gooey, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes before processing.

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