It is said we eat first with our eyes – well if this is the case then this nutritious pretty breakfast satisfies from the get go. Think layers of colour and flavour with nourishing whole grains and nutty protein.
My kids sometimes complain about muesli and yogurt for breakfast, but just love it when I serve this healthy breakfast parfait. Go figure – the same thing just presented a little differently! They also love this as a healthy after school snack, waiting in the cup holder in the car.
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit your specific dietary requirements.
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A simple, delicious breakfast option, this Breakfast Parfait is a real favourite with my kids.
- 1 cup homemade toasted muesli
- 1 cup natural kefir, cows, sheep or goats yoghurt
- 1 cup mixed berries, frozen is fine or stewed fruit like rhubarb and apple
- ¼ cup toasted almonds, flakes or slivers
- Raw honey, real maple syrup or brown rice syrup
- Ground cinnamon
- Passion fruit flesh
Layer each ingredient into four tumbler glasses or glass jars, starting with a few spoonfuls of yoghurt, and alternating layers of muesli and fruit and finishing with the yogurt.
Top with toasted almonds, berries or passionfruit and a sprig of mint.
Dairy-free and vegan
Replace the yoghurt with coconut cream or cashew nut cream.
Use a seed based muesli and top with toasted seeds or toasted coconut.
Use mixed berries and muesli sweetened with rice malt syrup.
Use a gluten free muesli mix.
Replace the muesli with toasted quinoa flakes, mixed nuts, seeds and coconut flakes.
I don't defrost the berries - I just throw them in which gives an icy consistency that my kids love. They often play 'whip it up' where they stir it like crazy to make their own version of ice-cream.