• Lauren Humphreys

Peanut Butter Banana Parfait

I am a sucker for peanut butter. I love it creamy or crunchy, plain by the spoonful, smeared thickly on toast, melted into oatmeal, baked in cookies, paired with chocolate, as a dipper for apples, and more. It also pairs wonderfully with bananas. To add a little extra sweetness to this recipe, I added a bit of a honey drizzle. It adds a nice finish as the top layer!

We can all agree that peanut + honey + bananas are a tasty trio. Plus, they are all common ingredients to have on hand. As I brainstorm ideas and recipes for my blog, I try to pick topics and recipes that are:

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Though I am not the funniest person out there, I try to throw in some lighthearted humor in my writing. I also work extra hard in sharing beautiful food photography. More on that below.

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With that, I wanted to share a funny little video of what food photography really looks like…

In case you missed my previous posts, here are two other marvelous recipes for Greek yogurt parfaits!

Toasted Coconut Strawberry - link here

Lemon Blueberry Almond - link here

Peanut Butter Banana Parfait

Feel free to adjust the ratios for you liking and nutrition needs. You could also add some cinnamon for extra flavor or chia seeds for texture.

1 medium banana, sliced

3/4 cup plain whole fat Greek yogurt

1-2 Tbsp peanut butter, slightly melted

2 tsp honey

In a small stemless wineglass or bowl, layer the bananas, Greek yogurt, and melted peanut butter. Top with a honey drizzle.

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