This Breakfast Parfait with Yogurt and Toasted Oats is so quick and simple to throw together, even on a busy morning. You can use whatever fruit is in season, so it’s adaptable to any time of the year and any tastebuds! This easy breakfast recipe is vegetarian but could be made vegan in a snap.
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I think there is only so much porridge you can eat in Winter. Yes, it is warming, comforting and almost perfect in every way but after a while, I kind of just want more texture. A little bit more crunch, something a little lighter, something like this Breakfast Parfait with yogurt!
While the Roasted Rhubarb I made last week is a perfect porridge topper, I wanted to change things up a little bit. My inspiration for this parfait actually started with the Scottish Cranachan – layers of raspberries with toasted oats and whiskey cream. INCREDIBLE. But maybe not for breakfast. That morning commute could be an interesting one after some whiskey cream…
Instead, we have plain Greek
How to toast oats
2. Stirring regularly, toast the oats for 5-7 minutes until they are golden brown. Keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn.
3. Add the butter and honey to the pan and allow the butter to melt.
4. Stir everything together until the oats are evenly coated in melted butter and honey. Leave to cool.
How to make the breakfast parfait with yogurt
- Add a layer of yogurt to the bottom of a jar or bowl.
2. Spoon on a layer of fruit.
3. Add a layer of toasted oats.
4. Repeat the layers of yogurt, fruit and toasted oats and finish with some flaked almonds.
Breakfast Parfait with Yogurt and Toasted Oats F.A.Q
Yes! These will last 2-3 days in the fridge, but the toasted oats will lose some of their texture.
Instead, I would prepare everything separately – chop your fruit, prepare the toasted oats and portion out the yogurt into jars, bowls or Tupperware. Store it all separately (fruit and yogurt in the fridge, toasted oats in a sealed container in the cupboard) then when you’re ready to make it add everything into the yogurt jars in layers.
Creating the parfaits when you’re ready to eat them means the toasted oats will still have great texture and they will be ready in minutes.
Store the parfaits in air-tight Tupperware containers or lidded jars in the fridge for 2-3 days. The toasted oats on their own will last 4-5 days in cool, dark cupboard.
With a few simple swaps, this recipe can be suitable for vegans.
Swap out the Greek yogurt for:
Or your favourite dairy-free alternative!
The Toasted Oats
These toasted oats are cooked in honey and butter.
Swap out the honey for:
Brown rice syrup
Swap the butter for:
I use roasted rhubarb which is roasted with some honey. You could make this recipe vegan by roasting the rhubarb with one of the vegan sweeteners mentioned above, or just use whichever fresh fruit you enjoy!
Other Easy Breakfast Recipes you’ve gotta try:
- Mango Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
- Quick and Simple Raspberry Flax Jam
- Roasted Rhubarb with Honey and Ginger
- Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars
- Nut-Free Quinoa Seed Granola
- Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Coconut Bircher Muesli from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Breakfast Parfait with Yogurt and Toasted Oats
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Layers of yogurt, fruit and toasted oats make up this tasty breakfast parfait! It’s a quick and easy breakfast recipe to throw together, even on a busy morning. Plus, using a few simple swaps, it can be made vegan!
To make the toasted oats:
- Add your porridge oats to a frying pan or and turn on to a medium heat.
- Toast the oats for 5-7 minutes until they become golden brown and give off a nutty aroma.
- Add the butter and honey and stir regularly until the butter has melted and the oats are evenly coated in butter and honey. Turn off the heat.
- Leave aside to cool for 5 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients for the parfait.
For the parfait
- Set out 4 jars or bowls. Add two heaped tablespoons of yoghurt to the bottom of the jar.
- Add a layer of fruit to each jar, then a layer of toasted oats.
- Repeat this so you have 6 layers in total. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.
- Serve and enjoy!
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