Breakfast/Brunch · Desserts · Oil-free · plant based · Snacks

Muesli Berry Parfaits

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Today is a pantry meal!  I almost always have some form of oats in my pantry for baking or a quick last-minute breakfast/lunch.  Oatmeal for lunch is the best option when you’re running late in the morning.  I recently came back from Sweden and I picked up some food finds there as souvenirs.  I found a brand of muesli there that seemed like a quality product (and it is once I was able to translate the ingredients!).  I bought the blueberry and vanilla flavor.  These parfaits are perfect for this time of summer: hearty yet tangy and sweet.  I used frozen berries but feel free to use fresh.  I usually never have fresh berries on hand, so I went for the more realistic option.  I always have some frozen fruit stashed in my freezer for breakfast or baking dishes (also nicecream).

These parfaits are simple and quick.  They’re a type of over-night oats that happens to have fruit in between layers of the cereal.  I used no other sweetener until I served it (to myself).  I drizzled a touch of maple syrup on top since I always have that in my fridge as well.  If you don’t have it, leave it out.  The parfait will be delicious and sweet without it.

Here is a tutorial for the assembly of the parfaits.  I used a glass for mine but this would be wonderful in a mason jar or narrow bowl too.

 

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Pauluns Musli

 

If you need to use gluten-free oats, absolutely do.  This type of muesli was not gluten-free.

Instructions

  1. In a glass/vessel of choice, layer about 1/4 cup of muesli/oats on the bottom and cover with a few berries.
  2. Cover those two layers with a non-dairy milk/cream of your choice (I used flax milk) just to submerge everything.
  3. Repeat the first two steps with a second layer of about 1/4 cup cereal and another layer of berries (or fruit of choice).
  4. Submerge those two layers with more milk.
  5. Cover your parfait with plastic wrap or cloth and refrigerate overnight.
  6. In the morning, serve as is, heat it up or add condiments.
  7. Enjoy.

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