Make Ahead Berry Breakfast Parfait!

Many of our Kids Eat Smart Clubs serve parfaits, and kids love them.  Berry breakfast parfaits are simple.  This recipe in particular is great for breakfast club because you can make them ahead of time.  Most of our KES Clubs have teams of volunteers, and some volunteers are not able to help out early mornings for breakfast service but are able to stop by the school in the afternoons or evenings to help prep for the days ahead; this time works excellent for those volunteers. Try this recipe next week at your KES Club.

Make-Ahead Berry Breakfast Parfait


  • 1 cup (250 mL) large-flake rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) ground flax seeds (optional)
  • 3 cups (750 mL) 2% plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (500 mL) blueberries, sliced strawberries and/or raspberries


In a skillet over medium heat, toast large-flake rolled oats and, 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).

In a bowl, whisk together yogurt and vanilla. 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.

Recipe & Image sourced from:

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

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