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High-Protein Apple Pie Parfait

High-Protein Apple Pie Parfait

Apples are the best part of Fall (sorry pumpkins), and we’re capturing that magic in this incredibly simple breakfast.

This Apple Pie Parfait has layers of pie crust crumbs, cinnamon yogurt, and a delicious apple topping.

And, it’s absolutely packed with protein! Parfaits don’t get nearly as much love as they deserve…

Apple pie layered parfait

This recipe makes 2 parfaits, and each one has only 365 calories with 35g of protein.

If you love apple pie, you’re going to love this Apple Pie Parfait that you can throw together in about 10 minutes.

 

How to make apple pie parfait

The beauty of a parfait is that they are very easy to put together. We just need to create the 3 separate components and then layer them all together.

And unlike a true apple pie, we do not need to bake the apples OR the pie crust!

That’s right: this parfait is completely no-bake, making it insanely easy.

 

Layer 1: Pie Crust Crumble

In a large bowl, we’re going to add all of the dry ingredients for our pie crust crumble.

Then we’ll add in the butter and one tablespoon of milk and mix that up until it forms a crumble.

Pie crust crumble

The crumble is going to be wet enough where you could pick it up and form it into a dough ball if you wanted to, but still be loose enough that you can crumble it into the parfait.

If you wanted to form this into a no-bake pie crust, you certainly could, but we’re going to stick with the crumble to make it easy to assemble.

 

Layer 2: Cinnamon Yogurt

For the yogurt layer, we’re going to mix together Greek yogurt, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, and powdered sugar.

Cinnamon Greek yogurt

If you want to leave the protein powder out, you definitely could. However, it provides a great additional vanilla flavor, as well as acting as a thickener for the yogurt.

If you choose to leave the protein powder out, I’d recommend using vanilla-flavored yogurt to keep that vanilla flavor in this recipe.

 

Layer 3: Apple Topping

The apple topping here is what is going to bring everything together. It’s going to provide that authentic apple pie flavor, but we don’t need to bake them at all!

Instead, we’re going to utilize the microwave to quickly cook down our apples.

Dice up the apples nice and small. I didn’t want to spend time peeling my apples, so I just chopped the skin off with a knife.

Dicing up apple

Note that when you do this, you’ll chop off a fair amount of the apple, which is why I used 2 apples here. If you use a proper peeler, you likely will only need one apple!

Dice it up, then add to a bowl with syrup and cinnamon and mix it up.

Microwave for 3 minutes to cook down the apples- you’d be surprised at how well this works! Just check out this before and after:

Cooked down apples

The apples will become nice and soft, and they will absorb some of the cinnamon and syrup, leading to an authentic apple pie filling.

Since they’ll be hot right out of the microwave, I tossed these into the freezer to give them a quick cool-down before assembling.

 

Layering the apple pie parfait

Once the apple topping has cooled, you’re ready to assemble!

I put together two parfaits in small mason jars, which allowed me to double up each layer for the parfaits.

I layered some pie crust crumble, then apples, then yogurt, then repeated one more time.

layering apple pie parfait

You can create as many or as few layers as you’d like!

I recommend letting the parfait sit in the fridge for one hour to allow the flavors to come together, but you can certainly enjoy the apple pie parfait right away after assembling. By allowing the parfait to sit in the fridge, it allows the sweetener to mellow out a bit, leading to a more authentic apple pie flavor, but it isn’t absolutely necessary.

I prepped my apple pie parfait in sealable mason jars and saved them to enjoy later in the week, which worked out perfectly!

Apple pie parfait leftovers

These parfaits hold up great, so feel free to make them ahead of time for later in the week.

 

More yogurt recipes for you

I love parfaits because they are easy and delicious! I have a handful of fun parfait recipes here on the blog, along with some other yogurt-related recipes…

 

High-Protein Apple Pie Parfait

High-Protein Apple Pie Parfait

Yield: 2 Parfaits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

The ultimate breakfast for apple lovers- this parfait can be ready in just minutes and it extremely filling!

Ingredients

Pie Crust Layer

Apple Layer

  • 2 Small Apples (or 1 Large Apple)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon or Apple Pie Spice
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar-Free Syrup

Yogurt Layer

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice up your apples. I take the easy route and just cut the skin off with a knife and then chop the apples up, but a peeler would be much more efficient.
  2. Add the apples to a microwave-safe bowl and mix with cinnamon and sugar-free syrup. Microwave for 3 minutes, allowing the apples to cook down.
  3. Put the apples in the freezer to cool while your prep the rest of the parfait.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients for the crust layer. Add the butter and tablespoon of milk, then mix that up until a crumble forms. The dough should be wet enough where you can form a ball in your hands, but still be crumbly. Set aside.
  5. In another bowl, mix Greek yogurt with protein powder, cinnamon, and powdered sugar.
  6. Once the apples are cooled and no longer steaming, assemble your parfait. The recipe should make enough for 2 parfaits, but you can also make one large one if you prefer. Crumble a pie crust layer, then layer in apples, then top with yogurt, and repeat one more time.
  7. You can enjoy it immediately, but the flavors improve in the fridge, so I recommend letting the parfait sit in the fridge for one hour (or overnight works great, too).

Notes

  • The protein I use is a blend of whey & casein protein powder, but a regular whey protein should work great here.
  • If you do not want to use protein powder, you can leave it out completely! Use vanilla yogurt instead, and leave the small bit of milk out of the crust layer if you do not use protein powder.
  • I left a parfait covered in the fridge for one week and it held up great, so you can easily make this recipe as part of your weekly meal prep.
  • To find the nutrition for these parfaits, I estimated that I used the equivalent of one medium fuji apple. After the peel is gone and the apples were chopped, I had to do my best to estimate what was left.
  • I do not count the sugar substitute in my carb totals, so be sure to add those in if you're strict about counting carbs.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1 Parfait
Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 9gCarbohydrates 37gProtein 35g

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