Why buy fruit on the bottom yogurt, packed with sugar and fillers, when you can make it at home! Whether you make this for breakfast, school lunch, a snack or even as a healthy dessert, it's a fast, fresh and easy success.
2 Large, cored, peeled, cut into chunks (use gala, fuji, or any crisp apple)
Maple syrup/Agave nectar
2 Tablespoon, divided
1 Cup (16 tbs)
1. Heat butter in a medium saute pan over medium heat.
2. Add the apples, cinnamon, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and lemon juice and stir to combine.
3. Cover and cook the apples for 8 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool.
4. In a separate bowl combine the greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup.
5. Place 1 tablespoon of apple mixture in a glass, then 2 tablespoon of the yogurt and repeat.
6. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
One of my favorite snacks growing up was Dannon Fruit on the Bottom yogurt. I loved sliding my spoon through the top layer of plain yogurt and down into the sweet fruit puree at the bottom. When I say "sweet," I mean SWEET! Until recently, I had no idea how much bad sugar was in the Fruit at the Bottom (sugar, fructose syrup and high fructose corn syrup are among the very first ingredients).
Tons of varieties of apples are all over farmers' markets and groceries this time of year, so I decided to make my own fruit on the bottom yogurt using what I can find. If you decide to make this treat at another time of year, you can also use other types of seasonal fruits. This particular recipe works best with pears, peaches or bananas.