Are you looking for a quick breakfast recipe that is easy, nutritious and full of flavor? This Berry Chia Parfait with Crunchy Cinnamon Granola is my n°1 favorite breakfast at the moment! I usually make my chia pudding with almond milk and cinnamon, but this time I chose fresh walnut milk and cardamom. Walnuts are packed with omega-3-fats and minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus and copper – essential for strong bones & teeth and stable blood sugar levels. Topped with our ALL GOOD Crunchy Cinnamon Granola, this berry chia parfait makes a great protein power breakfast!
Berry Chia Parfait with Crunchy Cinnamon Granola
SERVES: 2 people
EQUIPMENT: mixing bowl, blender (optional)
2 cups of walnut milk (same recipe as almond milk, but using walnuts)
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
½ tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of cardamom
2 large pinches of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt
6 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 cups of berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries…
1 large banana, cut into slices (optional)
½ cup of ALL GOOD Crunchy Cinnamon Granola (or any other granola of your choice)
- Combine walnut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cardamom and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- You could combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl as well, but just make sure there aren’t any clumps of cinnamon or cardamom left in your milk.
- Now take your mixing bowl and combine the walnut milk with the chia seeds. Stir well and let them rest for a few minutes.
- After three to four minutes, stir the mixture with a fork until everything is well combined. Place in the refrigerator.
- After about 1 hour the chia seeds will have soaked up most of the liquid, turning the mixture into a creamy pudding. If you like your pudding extra creamy like I do, leave it in the fridge overnight.
- To assemble the parfait, I like to start with a layer of berries, then add some chia pudding, more berries and banana and another layer of chia pudding.
- Top with a generous serving of your favorite granola and some extra berries.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
- This Chia Pudding (without the fresh fruit & granola) will stay fresh for at least 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Cardamom has a delicious flavor and really powerful health benefits. It will help to detoxify your body, improve your digestion and fight free radicals – great for younger looking skin.
Now I would love to hear from you! What’s your favorite quick breakfast when you’re in a hurry? Do you have a favorite smoothie, shake, porridge, granola bar…? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.
Did you like this chia pudding recipe? Check out this Vanilla Maple Chia Pudding too!