Crumb Cake Parfait

Okay, fellow Brunch lovers, what is the best part of crumb or coffee cake? The crumb topping, of course! I’d much rather eat an entire piece of cake made out of those crumbles, and usually that’s the only part I eat anyway. There’s nothing like a slice of cake with a good, sugary sweet crumbly topping. The crumblier, the better! Those are some pretty good words to live by, if I do say so myself.

Anyway, I really like yogurt parfaits too. The usual parfait includes yogurt, fruit and granola. It’s a great mix of textures and there are so many different combinations you can put together. I was trying to think of a good, but different, kind of parfait to make for Brunch Week when I had a total epiphany. What would happen if you substituted the granola for — gasp! — that amazing crumb topping we were just gushing over??! There is no way something like this could go wrong. I got right to work on creating this absolutely amazing crumb cake parfait.

Crumb Cake Parfait

So far I’ve used bananas and blueberries in my Brunch Week recipes, so I wanted to go a different route and use another fruit for my parfait. I’ve always liked apple cakes, so why not go with an apple parfait? I peeled a Fuji apple and chopped it up into pieces, mixed that with some cinnamon, sugar and vanilla extract and let it cook on the stove for about 10 minutes or so — until the apple chunks were nice and soft. Then I got out my food processor and threw in all mycrumb-topping ingredients and pulsed away. Pretty sure I had everything ready to assemble my parfait.

Crumb Cake Parfait

Special thanks to our Brunch Week sponsor, California Walnuts, for sending me a bag of walnuts to use in one of my recipes. They were the perfect addition to the crumble. I also used Stonyfield Greek Yogurt — they’re another one of our Brunch Week sponsors. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for tons of cool prizes from all of our sponsors in the rafflecopter widget below!
Crumb Cake Parfait

For the crumb topping:
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup walnuts
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp nutmeg

For the cooked apples:
1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
1-2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup water

1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

In a small bowl, mix the chopped apples with cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. Place into a sauce pan and simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes or until the apples are softened.

While your apples are cooking, put all of the crumb-topping ingredients in a food processor and pulse until completely combined.

Assemble with plain Greek Yogurt (or any yogurt of your choosing)

Crumb Cake Parfait
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Brunch Drink Recipes

St-Germain and Prosecco Cocktails by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Strawberry Lemongrass Martinis by White Lights on Wednesday

Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums

Granola, Yogurt and Walnut Cups by Cook the Story
Banana Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal by Big Bear’s Wine
Apple and Beecher’s Flagship Reserve Cheddar Wheat Belly Crepes by Vanilla Lemonade
Garden Squares by {i love} my disorganized life
Maple Sausage French Toast Bake by Real Housemoms

Brunch Egg Recipes

Mediterranean Frittata by Spontaneous Tomato

Potato Recipes for Brunch

Potato and Bacon Hash by Cravings of a Lunatic

Meat, Poultry, Fish and Legume Brunch Recipes

Key Lime Shrimp Salad by The Domestic Mama & The Village Cook
Black Bean Breakfast Tacos by Sweet Remedy
Fruit for Brunch
Fruit Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing by Kokocooks

Brunch Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Muffins by Rachel Cooks
Rustic Apple Cake & Tea with Mom by The Vintage Cook
Toasted Almond and Chocolate Muffins by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Crumb Cake Parfait by Take A Bite Out of Boca
Rum and Raisin French Toast by Noshing With The Nolands
Cinnamon Raisin Banana Stuffed French Toast by Katie’s Cucina
Breakfast Cookies by Cooking In Stilettos
Berry Parfaits by Love and Confections
Rhubarb Vanilla Yogurt Parfaits by Kelly Bakes
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Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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