This easy and delicious Maple Berry Parfait is as healthy as it is delicious, making it a perfect Whole Food Plant Based breakfast or dessert. Made with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, organic pure maple syrup, plant-based yogurt, and a tasty granola consisting of slivered almonds, chopped walnuts, rolled oats, cinnamon, and hint of maple syrup. No oil, no refined sugar, no highly processed ingredients, and gluten free.
Hi there! Ameera here!
Can I just say that parfaits are my thing! I love their simple yummy perfection. Using a plant-based yogurt makes them a healthy choice for breakfast. Fresh berries, macerating to create a delightful juice, coupled with homemade crunchy granola, it just doesn’t get any better than that!
If you are looking for something tasty to transition the kids (or adults) over to the Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle, then this maple berry parfait is a great way to start. The light sweetness of the granola is a nice contrast to the plain plant-based yogurt.
Why is it that the majority of our Western breakfast cereals are saturated with sugar? Trust me, this is not by accident. Most of us cannot stop with just one bowl of cereal, you (or someone you know) keep filling the cereal bowl over and over again, until you finally have to tell yourself to stop. Even though most of us know that these sugary cereals are bad for us due to the high sugar content, we simply can’t seem to help ourselves. It tastes so good.
That is by design, and it’s called corporate greed. The cereal formula is constructed in such a way to keep you always wanting more. You are never truly satisfied no matter how much you eat. I remember as a kid, eating bowls and bowls of cereal. The more you eat, the more you want. The more you want, the more you purchase. And there you have it, the price of cereal has sky rocketed and conversely, the size of the box keeps getting smaller and smaller.
Westerners are finally waking up and taking charge of their health by managing the food they put into their bodies. But as most of us know (me included), it isn’t always an easy road, but one that is definitely worth it by regaining your health and the freedom that comes along with it.
This healthy parfait is tasty and easy to make. The granola is homemade and is perfect for making breakfast and dessert parfaits.
Our granola has just a hint of sweetness, coupled with a beautiful cinnamon component – yum! The naturally sweet fresh fruit perfectly complements the plain plant-based yogurt.
What is awesome about this recipe is that you can make individual servings in clear plastic cups with lids so the kids can take them to school in their lunchbox (don’t forget to include an ice pack to keep them cold). You can keep the granola separate (in a baggie) to add later if the kids don’t want the granola to soften.
I really enjoyed this Maple Berry Parfait. What I love most is that it feels like a treat. Parfaits are a great way to transition your (or family members) eating habits, and not feel like you are missing out on anything. They are so tasty and there is just something very satisfying about that granola crunch that does it for me, making it a great breakfast or dessert treat!
- Baking sheet – granola
- Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat – granola
- Glass dessert cups
Maple Berry Parfait
Yield 2 Parfaits
This easy and delicious Maple Berry Parfait is as healthy as it is delicious, making it a perfect Whole Food Plant Based breakfast or dessert. Made with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, organic maple syrup, plant-based yogurt, and a tasty granola consisting of slivered almonds, chopped walnuts, rolled oats, cinnamon, and hint of maple syrup. No oil, no refined sugar, no highly processed ingredients, and gluten free.
- Simple Granola – See Additional Recipe
- Strawberries, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon pure organic maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon water
- Plant Based Yogurt
- Place 2 cups of mixed berries in a bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup and 1 Tablespoon of water. Mix well. Refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Place some yogurt into the bottom of a dessert cup.
- Next sprinkle a handful of Simple Granola.
- Place some mixed berries and some juice from the mixed berries over top of the granola.
- Repeat starting with a smaller proportion of yogurt, mixed berries, and berry juice.
- End with a tiny dollop of yogurt, tiny sprinkle of granola, and several mixed berries.
- Makes 2 Mixed Berry Parfaits. Enjoy!
*Make ahead: These can be made ahead, but the granola will become soggy. If you enjoy crunchy granola, then make them right before serving.
Courses Breakfast, Dessert
Storage: Store in a glass or plastic storage container. Eat within a week (additionally, review the expiration date of your plant-based yogurt as well). If you want to maintain the crunch of the granola, make the parfaits just prior to serving them. That is what we do. 😉 We love the granola crunch!