Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Apples in a Haystack

Choices, choices. Oh, what do I post next? So many things I wanna share--the rest of my vacation, the cheesecake I made for Easter, the thoughts I've had about the Savior, more of the book I finally finished reading, fundraiser stuff that has taken way too long to get together... I guess since it's fast, I choose to post a recipe. It's what I ate for breakfat this morning and it sure filled me up. It is also great as a snack or a dessert. It's about as healthy as I get, other than eating just raw fruit or veggies.

This is a nice combination of flavors and textures and is an easy recipe to change up with whatever you like (pineeapple, grapes, kiwi, flaxseed meal...). I've had it for years and can't remember where I first found it, but I changed it a bit and have this in my files. I sometimes like to either sprinkle mine with granola or make a parfait out of it so you can dig down to that extra crunch. I did put in too much yogurt this time so it was a bit wet.
Apples in a Haystack

1/2 c. vanilla nonfat yogurt
1/2 T. lemon juice
1 T. honey
2 med. Red Delicious apples, unpeeled
1/4 c. dark or golden raisins
2 t. sliced almonds

Mix yogurt, lemon juice and honey together in bowl. Core and coarsely grate apples. Toss in yogurt mixture to coat. Toss raisins into apple mixture. Divide apple mixture among serving bowls, top with almonds, and serve.
Think it'll fool your kids? Well, maybe it isn't quite ice cream, but it's still good!


  1. it looks delish! and healthy!

  2. Looks good and I think my kids will like it. They are big yogurt fans. I'm going to try this.

  3. Why, oh why, don't I like yogurt? My life would be so much more delicious if I did. This looks heavenly. Seriously good. But the yogurt...darn it. Hm...I wonder if there's a good, healthy subsitute that would work?

    Thanks for visiting my blog, it's nice to meet you! And thanks for the recipe, it looks decadent, but not. Yum!

  4. I love that idea...the layers are gorgeous and the textures would be perfect! Can't wait to try this :)

  5. This looks pretty good! I think I would like to try it for breakfast. I love the granola idea. Thanks for helping to liven up the morning with something on the healthy side of the diet menu. :-)

  6. That loks really good and very healthy. I will give it a try!

    Denise, maybe you could try it with a thick nut milk?

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and ohmygoodness, that looks tasty!


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