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Good Oats Mean Good Mornings

Good Morning.

Don’t you think if your breakfast looked like that every morning, you’d have no problem waking up, regardless of what time it is? With a breakfast such as this, it’s impossible to have a bad day (or at least a bad morning).

Overnight oat parfaits are a staple in our breakfast line-up.  They have the creaminess of oatmeal, but are cool and refreshing, perfect for a summer  any morning! They’re especially good if you know you have a busy morning, because most of the preparation happens the night before, and you can even pack them up and take them with you because they won’t leak!

On our last trip to the grocery store, they had blue berries on 2 for $5! Imported, but still delicious. And on a student budget, we won’t pass up on-sale berries! We didn’t want to take away from the fresh blue berries by baking them into something, and with home-canned peaches (courtesy of our lovely Aunt Joan) in the fridge and a bunch of perfectly ripe bananas on the counter, did we really have any other option?

This parfait was ultra-creamy, and the layers of fruit bursting through were so bright and refreshing- we think that this may be one of the best parfaits we’ve ever made!

Peach Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats Parfait

 Serves: 1


1/2 c. rolled oats

1 tbsp raw buckwheat groats (opitional)

1 tbsp chia seeds (or ground flax seed- but use 1.5 tbsp)

1/3c. peach juice

1/4 c. greek yogurt

1/4 c. milk

1/4 c. chopped peaches

1/4 c. chopped walnuts

For layers:

sliced banana, blueberries, yogurt, blueberry jam


The night before, combine the oats, buckwheat groats, and chia seeds in a bowl.  Add the peach juice, milk, yogurt and chopped peaches.  Cover and place in the fridge to sit overnight.

In the morning, stir in the walnuts.

In a large cup/jar/wine glass etc, spoon a layer of the oat mixture in the bottom. Top with layers of banana, blueberries, yogurt, and jam.  Repeat until you’ve run out of oats!


What’s your favourite quick or summertime breakfast?