While on vacation a couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend and I stopped at a cafe for a quick breakfast, where he left complaining about his thirteen dollar parfait.
Like all good girlfriends, I decided to make him feel worse by telling him about my own days as a cashier/parfait artist at a similar cafe. Spoiler alert: the parfaits were just generic vanilla yogurt, sliced store-bought strawberries, and a few scoops from a massive tub of granola.
So yes, your thirteen dollar parfait is probably just three grocery store ingredients scooped into a plastic cup.
Not to mention, this overpriced “healthy” option usually packs tons of fat and calories. With full fat yogurt and granola, a coffee-shop parfait will cost you in cash and calories.
Fortunately, you can make your own cheaper and healthier parfait at home.
And forget boring strawberry granola parfaits. For for this peach pie breakfast parfait, we’re making dessert for breakfast goals a reality.
This parfait bursts with all the sweetness you love from your favorite summer dessert. Fortunately, our version satisfies those cravings without undoing your whole day before it even starts.
Made with coconut milk and chia seeds, this recipe hits two health food high notes. A perfect, nutrient rich lactose substitute, coconut milk also boosts flavor.
Meanwhile, superfood chia seeds pack tons of fiber, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Oh, and they also happen to be a great addition to the texture variety of your parfait! Sweetened with maple syrup and flavored with cinnamon, this parfait gets your day off to a naturally sweet start.
Of course, peaches are really the star of the show here. Packed with fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, this fruit is the perfect way to start your day. Tossed in cinnamon, this flavorful peach layer recalls your favorite pie filling. And with all clean ingredients, the fruit’s natural flavor can really shine. Topped with granola, this recipe is sweet, light, and filling. It may not be peach pie grandma’s way, but it is a guilt-free way to eat dessert for breakfast.
So instead of wasting money and calories on a cafe parfait, try making your own. You’ll save cash and calories, and probably gain flavor. Pie for breakfast is starting to look like a pretty sensible option.
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: about 1 cup | Calories: 260 | Total Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 20mg | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Protein: 6g | SmartPoints: 10
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 medium peaches, diced small
- 2/3 cup granola
- In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds, maple syrup and coconut milk. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
- Toss the cinnamon and peaches. Set aside.
- Divide the chia and milk mixture between two clear glasses (mason jars work great). Top with the granola, reserving 2 tablespoons. Divide the peaches evenly between the glasses and sprinkle reserved granola on top. Serve and enjoy.
For another guilt-free excuse to eat pie for breakfast, try our Lemon Meringue Pie Parfait.