Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait

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This combination of fresh fruit blended into a creamy smoothie and tasty oatmeal is an almost dessert-style concoction that is actually good for you. Frozen bananas and sliced strawberries are blended into an ice cream-like smoothie and then layered with warm oats flavored with almond butter for an out of this world treat that is both decadent and delicious. Make sure your oats are warm, but not piping hot, when you put this together; otherwise, they will melt the banana and strawberry mixture.

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Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait

Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait

Yields: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 263 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 29 mg | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Dietary Fiber: 8 g | Sugars: 19 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • Sliced almonds and strawberries, for garnish


  1. Combine the oats and water in a saucepan and cook over low heat for 5-6 minutes. Stir in the almond milk, vanilla, and almond butter. Stir until almond butter is melted. Turn off heat and allow to cool slightly.
  2. When the oats are slightly warm, but not hot, put the bananas and strawberries in a blender. Blend, pushing ingredients down with a tamper if necessary. Add a tablespoon or two of almond milk to help blend if necessary, being careful not to add too much (it should be very thick, almost like ice cream.)
  3. To serve, layer the warm oats with the frozen strawberry mixture in a jar or parfait glass. Top with sliced almonds and strawberries and eat with a spoon.


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12 Comments on "Strawberry, Almond Butter, and Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait"

  1. Lauren  October 13, 2014

    Can I omit the banana? That's the problem I have with most smoothies. I don't tolerate bananas very well…

    • SkinnyMs  October 13, 2014

      Lauren, You sure can. You can always use an avocado or cooked sweet potato in place of the banana.

  2. Sandra  May 2, 2017

    It says vanilla. Is it vanilla ice cream? Or something else.

    • Emilia Horn  May 2, 2017

      Sandra, it’s vanilla extract. Sorry it isn’t clear!

  3. barbara  July 6, 2017

    Do you freeze the strawberry banana mixture before adding to the layer in the jar?

    • Emilia Horn  July 6, 2017

      No, Barbara, but since the mixture is made with frozen bananas, it will be cold.

  4. Heather  July 24, 2018

    I just want to clarify that the oats Do Not go into the blender with the fruit…

    • Nichole Furlong  July 25, 2018

      Correct! The oats do NOT go into the blender!

  5. Paula Peaks  August 19, 2018

    Do you have to use the almond butter

  6. Jeni  January 14, 2020

    I just found out I have an egg sensitivity so was searching for eggless breakfast ideas. I found this one and made it for breakfast this morning. This made a full bowl and I feel satisfied. Really yummy to boot! Thank you!

    • Nichole Furlong  January 14, 2020

      Glad to hear you loved the recipe, Jeni! Happy to hear we could help you on your quest for egg-free breakfasts!


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