Raw Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Parfait With Cinnamon Soft-Serve
What You'll Need
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
Unsweetened almond milk, as needed
Chopped raw walnuts
Shelled hemp seeds
How to Make It
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.
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.
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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