In the mornings it has to be quick. But still delicious, nourishing and filling. A lot of criteria to fit. A challenge, but not impossible. Double Blueberry Breakfast Parfaits with 10-minute Stove Top Granola is one of the best things you could have in the morning. Prepare the night before, enjoy in the morning. Literally, just take it out of the fridge, and there you go!
What’s special about this recipe?
The combination of the textures and flavours from the jelly-like chia pudding, the softened blueberries, the creamy yoghurt and the crispy granola. Not only the different textures work in great harmony together but also the flavours are amazing in combination.
Also we are not using your regular granola from the oven but a really simple one, that is made on the stove top. Ready in 10 minutes, super crispy, super delicious.
What are parfaits and what’s in it?
Parfaits are a dessert/ snack or breakfast that is usually served in a glass or a jar. Depending on the meal you have it for it usually is yoghurt or a dessert cream paired with fruits and layered up in a jar. The different layers make it more fun to eat and combines the flavours perfectly.
In our breakfast parfait we are having 3 different layers. The first one is a blueberry chia pudding. A creamy combination of blueberries, chia seeds and plant based milk. The second layer are blueberries. I believe frozen blueberries that have been thawed work best, because they add a bunch of flavour with their juice that is all over the jar now. Our third layer is just a delicious layer of plant based yoghurt (oat is my favourite) and our fourth and top layer is the crispy pan-fried granola!
Are they healthy?
Yes, yes and yes! Loaded with nutrients! So, let’s take it one at a time. The chia pudding is a great way to already have a super nutritious breakfast! Chia Seeds are loaded with fibre, protein and Omega-3 fats. Plus a bunch of minerals! The fibre really supports your digestive system and will keep you full for longer.
The blueberries, too, are loaded with fibre and vitamins, as any fruit is. The plant based yoghurt usually has a healthy amount of carbs and most also have probiotics in them too. And the granola, adds a great mix of carbs from the oats, fats from the almonds and some delicious sweetness (and even some nutrients) from the honey. All in all a very balanced breakfast with a combination of all food groups.
When and how to have it & meal prep friendly?
It is best to prepare everything the night before. So you make the chia pudding and layer the parfaits and make the granola ahead of time. Keep the jars in the fridge overnight and store the granola extra in an air-tight container outside of the fridge. In the morning just grab the jars, top with the granola and enjoy! You could also have this as a delicious snack or dessert. And as said, it works great for meal prep!
I hope that will add a fun twist to your breakfast and that you will have them over and over again (just as I do)! A delicious way to make your mornings a bit more nutritious!
Double Blueberry Breakfast Parfaits with 10minute stove top granola
Easy, nutritious, delicious. We all need a delicous & quick healthy breakfast that'll fill us up and keeps us full! This is the most delicious solution!
What you will need
For the Chia Layer
- 30 g chia seeds
- 150 ml (plant based) milk
- 100 g frozen blueberries
- 1 tbsp honey
For the other layers:
- 300 g (plant based) yoghurt
- 200 g frozen blueberries
- some fresh blueberries for garnish
For the super quick granola:
- 1 tbsp vegan butter or oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp rolled oats
- 2 tbsp walnuts chopped up roughly
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- a sprinkle of sea salt
Mix all of the ingredients for the chia pudding and let sit in the fridge for 4 hours to overnight.
Layer the jars with the chia pudding, on top the thawed frozen blueberries and on top the yoghurt.
For the granola melt the vegan butter and honey in a pan until it is hot and starts to bubble. Add the chopped nuts, oats, coconut flakes, cinnamon and coconut shreds and keep on medium high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. When golden brown, take off the heat and add it to a bowl. Let it cool (the cooling will make it crispy). Once cooled add on top of the parfaits along with some blueberries! Serve and enjoy!
Katie // Une Petite Cuisinière
Great! Thank you!