Chia Granola Parfait
Combining chia seeds and oats makes for a hearty breakfast that will keep you full and satisfied until lunch. Of course you can mix them and make overnight oats, but I also like to make a chia pudding and granola parfait with fruit. I love the crunchy texture of the granola with the creamy chia pudding and sweet fruit. It is not only delicious but it packs fiber, protein and heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids with the chia seeds. The chia pudding can actually be made days ahead of time, so you can assemble these quickly in the morning before school or work.
Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil
Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.
- Mix the coconut milk, syrup, chia seeds, vanilla and sea salt, and let sit for 15 minutes.
- When the seeds have absorbed the moisture and are thicker in consistency, you are ready to assemble the parfait.
- Dividing everything between 4 jars, put a layer of granola on the bottom of each jar, then the chia pudding, then some blueberries and the rest of the granola. Enjoy!
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