Keeping things light and simple with healthy Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and berries, and a naturally sweetened walnut crunchy topping. I love this recipe as a dessert or refreshing breakfast!
There are some recipes that I don't see as truly recipes, but a combination of simple, delicious, ingredients! This no-bake dessert is just that- a creamy base with fresh fruit and berries and naturally sweetened crunch on top!
Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of basic recipe ideas that don't require much time and avoid use of the oven! Keep it light and fresh with this fruit and cream as a large breakfast portion or divide it into two desserts.
- Greek Yogurt: I use Fage Greek yogurt. It's creamy, and not too tart so it's a wonderful yogurt that you can eat solo. If you have a favorite Greek yogurt, use that!
- Peaches: Use sweet, ripe peaches or nectarines. You could also try apricots, or another semi-soft stone fruit.
- Blackberries: I use fresh blackberries from our garden, but you could also substitute with blueberries, mulberries, or raspberries.
- Walnuts: I love this choice of nut because they're softer but still add a great crunch. You could replace with diced almonds or pecans.
- Natural Sweetener: I have used raw honey and maple syrup. Raw honey can always taste different depending on what flowers it's derived from. I like a slightly lighter sweetener for this dessert so I add a bit of water to thin out the honey. When I use maple syrup I just drizzle in on top.
- Vanilla Extract: Just a touch of vanilla helps to give a smoothness and added flavor that's so delicious! Make this more kid friendly by leaving out the vanilla extract.
Making This Dessert
- Decide if you're making this a single-serving breakfast or divide it into two smaller desserts.
- Start with a dollop of Greek yogurt.
- Dice the peaches and sprinkle on top with the fresh blackberries.
- Chop the walnuts into small pieces.
- Option 1: drizzle on maple syrup or honey, Option 2: mix honey with a bit of water and vanilla extract and toss with walnut pieces, Option 3: Mix honey with water and vanilla and bake at 350℉ for 8 minutes, toss, then continue for 6-8 more minutes- cool to let harden before adding as topping, Option 4: don't add sweetener and just enjoy!
Use this recipe as a guide and change up the fruit and berries as you wish! It works well with softer fruit and saving the crunch for the topping, but you decide what you like.
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Peaches and Blackberry Cream and Crunch
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt
- ⅓-1/2 cup diced fresh peaches (option to replace with nectarines)
- ⅓-1/2 cup fresh blackberries (option to replace with raspberries or blueberries)
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped (option to replace with almonds or pecans)
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- ¼ teaspoon water
- 2 drops vanilla extract
- option to use maple syrup + vanilla, without water
- Decide if you're making this a single large breakfast portion or divide into 2 dessert portions and prep on 2 separate dishes.
- Dollop the Greek yogurt onto a plate.
- Dice peaches and sprinkle on top along with fresh blackberries.
- Chop walnuts into small pieces.
OPTIONS FOR ADDING LIQUID SWEETENER
- Combine 1 teaspoon raw honey with ¼ teaspoon water and a couple drops of vanilla extract. Mix well and toss with walnuts. Sprinkle on top of fruit. Option to freeze sweetened walnuts before adding on top.
- Sprinkle walnut pieces on top of dish and drizzle with raw honey or maple syrup.
- Combine raw honey with water and vanilla extract and toss with walnuts. Spread out on parchment paper and bake at 350°F for 8 minutes. Mix, then continue baking for another 8-10 minutes. Let cool before adding to the top of the fruit.
- Leave off the sweetener completely!