Parfaits are a great dessert option when you are trying to eat healthy and this recipe is a light take on cheesecake. I toasted slices of angel food cake and layered them with fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and a fluffy cream cheese mousse. The best part is the calorie count….only 170 calories for each parfait!
My friends over at Wolf Gourmet were kind enough to send one of their gorgeous 4 Slice Toasters my way and I’ve been having a bit too much fun playing around with it. As a mom of 6 kids, I was impressed with how durable and easy to clean this bad boy was.
My last toaster lost the knobs to push down the toast just a few weeks after we bought it. For years, I’ve kept those stupid broken toaster knobs on my window sill so I could easily grab them when I needed to make toast. That won’t be a problem with my new beast!
When I saw that each side of the toaster could be programmed differently, I knew Wolf Gourmet had some insightful Moms on their design team. One kid wants toast for breakfast while another wants a bagel. Now I can toast them at the same time and they each come out perfectly toasted.
The precision shade selector gives you complete control over how light or dark your item comes out of the toaster. You don’t have to commit to a level 4 if what you really need is a level 3.75.
When I was working to create a new recipe to showcase this new countertop beauty of mine, I wanted to step outside of the classic breakfast recipe or the highly popular avocado toasts flooding Pinterest right now. All that kept running through my head for weeks was the question “What can I toast?”
Believe it or not, I came up with A LOT of items I could toast during that brainstorming time 🙂 However, with summer fast approaching, I really wanted to create a healthy dessert option for you all and I worked hard to keep it under 200 calories for a whole parfait.
Now, I know you all like my recipes to be as straight forward and simple as possible, so someone will ask if taking the extra step of toasting the angel food cake is really worth it. The answer is a big, healthy YOU BETCHA! When you toast the angel food cake, the sugars caramelize on the outside of the slices and adds a great depth of flavor to your healthy dessert.
Are you ready to make these healthy, under 200 calorie parfaits for yourself at home? Wolf Gourmet is going to make it easier for one of my readers by giving away one of their gorgeous 4 Slice Toasters which retails for $499!
To enter, simply leave me a comment below telling me what your family would toast the most at your house. Want a few more entries? Come follow me on Facebook and then on Instagram and comment on my giveaway posts to earn more entries. Giveaway ends on 11:59 CST 5/8/17. If luck doesn’t fall your way on this giveaway, you can always pick one up for yourself at Sur La Table.Print
Toasted Angel Food Cake Parfaits with Berries
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 1 loaf prepared angel food cake, cut into 8 slices
- 4 ounces low fat cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 Tb agave nectar
- 2 Tb plain greek yogurt
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 C sugar free Cool Whip
- 8 large strawberries, cut into quarters
- 32 blackberries
- 32 raspberries
How to Make Angel Food Cake?
- Use a toaster to toast each slice of angel food cake until golden brown. Let them cool completely.
- In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, greek yogurt, agave, and salt until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip then set aside.
- Cut one slice of toasted cake into cubes and place it in the bottom of a glass. Repeat with remaining slices. Divide the cheesecake filling between the 8 glasses then top each parfait with one sliced strawberry, 4 blackberries and 4 raspberries. Serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 15
- Calories: 170 per parfait
Jack Yeager says
Definitely would be pumpernickel bread.
Paulanne Chelf says
Thanks, Carole. I don’t think Cool Whip is a healthy option (check the ingredients), but if you substitute whipping cream, this would be delicious. I would toast thick slices of homemade bread!
Hey Paulanne! Thanks for your feedback and I completely understand your view. Depending on individual dietary needs and weight loss goals, sugar free Cool Whip fills a gap for some sweetness without the fat and calories of whipped cream. If you are looking for a whole food diet, you are correct that this won’t fit that need.
Dawn Ash says
What we would toast the most would be Homemade Bread!
That you for the great recipe, I will be trying it out soon’
Homemade grain bread would be made most. We love toasting angel cake for dessert!
We lovemade toast made from homemade grain bread.
Michaella Coffield says
I want to try this recipe! I’ve never toasted angel food cake before! It sounds Awesome!!!!
carol clark says
be some banana bread most just a little to much its no good and mostly bagels
Looks yummy and so fresh and light.
Lorrie Potash says
We’re big on toasting bagels, Carole. Bet the Wolf Gourmet 4-Slice Toaster does a great job!
AUDREY STEWART says
I’ve done this for year but buttered on a griddle top with berries and whipped cream
Marie Townsend says
Carole, thank you for the easy delicious recipe. We toast whole grain breads and bagels that I spread with organic nut butters that I grind at home.
Susan Colmenared says
I haven’t seen sugar free cool whip. However, I often buy sugar free whipped cream in an aerosol can. I could use that in this dessert. Sounds delicious.
Ruth D says
I love to bake bread and we eat a lot of toast but my italian herb bread is the most popular in my house.
Rebekah Villanueva says
The angel food cake sounds scrumptious. Homemade bread, bagels, oh my the list goes on!
Michelle Rivoire says
I would toast some lovely Angel Food cake to try this awesome looking recipe! And some nice whole grain bread to schmear avocado on for my breakfast. Yuuummmmm!! And Great post by the way! Love the toasted Angel Food cake, great idea. I must try it!
Kathy B says
I would toast bagels.
Daniel L Brewster says
This recipe looks wonderful. Thank you! As for what we would toast the most, it would be homemade whole wheat bread. I have been making it–and giving much of it away–for over twenty years ever since one of our daughters brought home a loaf that she had made at a church activity.
I have never used a toaster for more than bread, bagels, or English muffins. I suppose we should expand our horizons a bit and get creative.
We would toast sandwich bread
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STACY GUSTIN says
It would be bagels and Swedish Limpa bread!
Morgan H says
Bread…bagels…. I need some more ideas!! That angel food toasted sounds amazing!
I wanna try toaster grilled cheese using pita pockets…gruyere, possibly throwing in a little bacon and tomato…mmmm.
We would definitely toast bagels the most – cinnamon raising and plain.
Dee Johnson says
My family would toast a lot of gluten free bagels . Yum!
Wow that looks so delicious and refreshing. Perfect for this warm weather! My family and I would toast a lot of sprouted grain bread and also waffles, of course! This toaster looks perfect. You’re right, with a large family this would be so helpful!
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Jessie C. says
We love to toast rye bread.
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Homemade bread would get toasted the most at my house.
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Shelly Lindquist says
I love to make a double batch of my favorite pumpkin waffles, then after having a delicious meal I freeze them for the future. It only takes a minute to get one out of the freezer, pop it in the toaster for a warm and crispy meal again.
Terry Y says
I would be toasting far more than I do now in my skinny two slicer. The idea of angel dood cake is exciting. Now I have to save, save, save, unless I win.