Make ahead Breakfast or Dessert? Both! Blueberry Pie Parfait
If you are anything like me the thought of spending time each day to make a delicious breakfast sounds like a fantasy. Before I had a baby it was rushing to get ready to beat rush hour traffic before work and now it’s a guessing game if I will have a little time by myself to cook. Some days my little guy will allow me to happily make breakfast, but other days, not so much. Since I am someone who NEEDS to eat in the morning (by the way we all should make sure were starting our day with a healthy meal), I cant take the risk of not having something easy to grab if Jack is being a handful or if I am just enamored by his cuteness that I don’t want to leave him to cook. I fell in love with this impromptu breakfast parfait that I thought up when I became bored with the overnight oats (which I normally love.) It consists of a creamy Greek yogurt, sweet blueberries with a hint of lemon and your favorite crunchy granola. This parfait feels so much like an indulgence it can double as a healthy dessert!
For the blueberry compote:
- 3 Cups Blueberries – I use frozen ones when they are not in season (blueberry season is so short in the Northeast)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons honey (preferably raw & organic)
- 4oz cold water
For the rest of the parfait:
- 4 Cups Full Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
- ½ Cup Ground Flaxseed
- ½ Cup Granola (aim for homemade granola or any that has 4 grams or less of sugar per serving)
- Honey to drizzle on top
- Zest of 1 lemon to garnish
Combine all ingredients for compote in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and bring to a simmer, let cook until mixture is thick and syrup like about 20 minutes.
Once compote is finished let cook for about 20 minutes before assembling parfaits.
The parfaits should be layered in the following order:
¼ cup compote – ½ cup yogurt – flax – ½ cup yogurt –granola – ¼ cup compote – lemon zest – drizzle of honey.
The best is when the flax gets nice and crumbly it tastes like pie crust! If making into a dessert I prefer to use tumblers which will make more (about 6 parfaits.) Distribute ingredients equally between all tumblers.
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