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Make-Ahead Berry Breakfast Parfaits

 

Make your own beautiful breakfast parfaits in the evening and you’ve got a nutritious and delicious breakfast ready to go in the morning. The oats soften perfectly as the parfaits sit in the refrigerator overnight.

Prep. Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 2 – 3 mins

Refrigeration Time: 8 hrs

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL) large-flake rolled oats

1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped almonds, pecans or

walnuts

1 tbsp (15 mL) ground flax seeds (optional)

3 cups (750 mL) 2% plain yogurt

3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated or packed brown sugar

1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

2 cups (500 mL) blueberries, sliced strawberries and/or raspberries

Preparation

In a skillet over medium heat, toast large-flake rolled oats and nuts (if using), stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 min or until golden and fragrant. Immediately transfer to a bowl and let cool. Stir in flax seeds (if using).

In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, sugar and vanilla.

Alternately layer oat mixture, yogurt and berries in four individual 1-1/2-cup (375 mL) reusable containers with lids or tall glasses. Seal with lids or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 2 days.

Tips

You can use fresh berries or frozen berries. If using frozen, do not let thaw before assembling the parfaits. They may tint the yogurt purple and red but will still be delicious.

You can use four 175 g containers of yogurt or one 750 g container