Breakfast Morning Parfait
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp finely shredded orange peel (set aside)
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
4 oz pkg reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened (we used regular cream cheese)
1 tbsp sugar
2 cups fresh raspberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries, and/or cut-up peaches
1/2 cup low-fat granola
Shredded orange peel (optional)
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine raisins and orange juice. Cover and microwave for 30 to 45 seconds; let stand 1 minute to plump raisins. Stir in vanilla; set aside.
In a medium bowl combine cream cheese and sugar; beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth. Stir in raisin mixture and the 1 tsp. orange peel.
In four tall glasses/bowls layer half the cream cheese mixture, half the fruit, and half the granola. Repeat layers. Drizzle with honey and top with additional orange peel (we skipped this step). Makes 4 servings.