Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Berries 'n' Cream Oatmeal Parfait

Why oh why can't it be summer all year long? Probably because without winter and fall, we wouldn't appreciate summer quite so much. One of my favourite summer features is the fruit. Especially:


I mean, sure, fall has apples and pears, winter is prime for citrus, and spring is the time for rhubarb (at least in my garden), but really? Summer trumps them all.

So here's a recipe calling for berries. Enjoy it now as we cling to the last wisps of summer, or forever hold your peace (because really, winter lasts FOREVER).

Berries 'n' Cream Oatmeal Parfait
Serves one

1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup almond milk, or milk of choice
4 strawberries, stems removed
6 blackberries
15 blueberries
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
Sweetener of choice to taste, optional
3/4 cup yoghurt of choice
Optional: granola, chocolate chips, more berries, coconut, etc.

1) In a blender or food processor, puree milk, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, sweetener, and vanilla.
2) in a small saucepan, cook oats and milk/berry puree until oats are soft and most of the liquid has absorbed. Cool overnight, or until it's cold. This is sped up if it's placed in a shallow bowl.
3) Layer the oatmeal and yoghurt and optional ingredients in a container. Enjoy immediately.



  1. This looks great! And it's so not fall yet! It's nice to see that someone is still posting about the glorious attributes of summer. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thank you! I'm glad there's somebody else who agrees that it is still summer!

  2. Loving the look and sound of a berries and cream breakfast parfait! Definitely inspired to recreate the recipe in my kitchen..thanks for the idea Danielle.