Healthy Eating for Your Active Lifestyle

Make-Ahead Berry Breakfast Parfaits

Recipe details

Servings: 4
Time: Half a day

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


  • 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


  1. 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).
  2. In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, sugar and vanilla.
  3. 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.


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Make-Ahead Berry Breakfast Parfaits

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Nutrition Information

per serving

Calories 384
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrate 59 g
Fat 9 g
Fibre 7 g
Sodium 131 mg
Calcium 386 mg