It’s well documented that I love oatmeal, but did you know that I also really like granola? It’s true! I like it’s crunchiness. But usually my biggest problem with eating granola for breakfast is that well… it takes away from an opportunity to eat porridge! And then… breakfast granola parfait was born.
Yes, this is basically my breakfast version of having my cake, and eating it too. I get my healthy breakfast. I get my oatmeal, my granola and I get tasty berries and dairy free yogurt in there too. A delicious combination on any day of the week!
At the bottom, we have a creamy, simple porridge. Then, a layer of crunchy granola, followed by smooth yogurt, mixed berries, and more yogurt. Plus, additional granola on the top, with a couple more berries for prettiness.
You can, of course, totally omit the prettiness factor but it’s like when you cut sandwiches into triangles: I swear it tastes better.
Keeping things simple
The beauty of this breakfast recipe, for me, is how easy it is. You’d think something as complex sounding as breakfast granola parfait would be a complete pain in the proverbial bum to pull together but… in reality? It’s easy!
Because we only make a small portion of oatmeal, you can use the same bowl to make the oatmeal that you do to layer it in. Hello washing up savings! Yes, these things matter: we have no dishwasher. Unless you count the age-old joke of it being a human, in which case, we have two.
Breakfast Granola Parfait
Luci Rebecca, Made by Luci
Prepare a fancy breakfast in under five minutes by layering yogurt, granola and berries on top of a quick, simple small portion of porridge.
- Prep: 3 minutes
- Cook: 2 minutes
- Total: 5 minutes
- Serves 1
- for the porridge layer
- 20g (~1/4 cup) oats
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 80ml - 120ml (1/3 - 1/2 cup) water
- 1/3 cup dairy free yogurt
- 1/4 cup granola
- mixed berries
- First, make the porridge. Mix together the oats,vanilla extract and 80ml (1/3 cup) of the water in a bowl and cook in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove, stir and add remaining 2 tbsp of remaining water if required. Cook for another 30 seconds,stir and add more water 1 tbsp at a time if it's too thick.
- Grab a glass, pour in the prepared porridge. Smooth the top with a spoon.
- Layer on half the granola.
- Add a layer of 1/2 the yogurt and smooth the top.
- Add a layer of the berries, reserving a few for the top.
- Add a layer of the remaining yogurt.
- Add a layer of the remaining granola.
- Sprinkle on the remaining berries.
- Eat! I find this sweet enough on it's own, but I use Koko's plain yogurt. If you're using one that's not as sweet, drizzle over some maple syrup or date nectar.