We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean we always actually eat it. In fact, a recent survey showed that nearly two-thirds of Americans regularly skip breakfast, mostly due to a lack of time. That’s why we at PurePower have created these super easy breakfast parfaits that combine:
- Creamy, plant-based yogurt
- Crunchy granola
- Sweet, tangy fruit compote
- Colorado-grown Pristine Hemp™.
Prep them in advance by layering the ingredients together in a jar with a tight seal until you have an Instagram-worthy breakfast, then in the morning just grab and go!
DIY Coconut Yogurt
Yogurt makes a great breakfast that is quick, healthy, and supports gut health. In this recipe, we’re going to show you how to make a super simple coconut milk yogurt that is tangy, creamy, and not too sweet, making it the perfect base for these breakfast parfaits. However, feel free to sub it with your favorite store-bought brand if you prefer. Nowadays, there are loads of great brands of dairy-free and plant-based yogurt available, from classics like oat, almond, and cashew milk, to more unusual choices like pili nuts, cassava, flax milk or pea protein.
1 14 oz can full-fat coconut milk (the brands with added guar gum work best)
2 probiotic capsules OR dairy-free yogurt starter culture
1 tsp maple syrup
Clean cheesecloth or dish towel
Large, clean glass jar
Non-metallic spoon (ceramic, wood, or silicone)
- First, sterilize your jar and spoon. To do this, run them through the dishwasher on the hot cycle or wash in hot, soapy water then, without drying them, place in an oven at 320F for 10 minutes. Allow them to cool fully before use.
- Empty the whole can of coconut milk into the jar, then add the maple syrup and the contents of the probiotic capsules (discard the outer casing) or the yogurt starter culture. Stir well with the non-metallic spoon.
- Cover with the cheesecloth and secure it with an elastic band or string.
- Leave in a warm place for 24-48 hours. This step depends on how warm your house is, so check it after 24 hours. When it is ready, it should have thickened and also have that familiar, tangy, yogurty flavor.
- Store for 2-3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
If you notice the yogurt smells bad, goes an odd color, or curdles, it has gone bad and you should discard it.
Again, store-bought granola is fine here, so feel free to just use your favorite brand. However, if you fancy a little low-stakes baking, granola is actually super easy to make from scratch, and, even better, you can customize it to your heart’s content. We’ve got the basic recipe below, but delicious additions include:
- Your favorite nuts and seeds (toast them first for added flavor!)
- Nut butters (add to the mix before cooking and reduce the amount of oil)
- Protein powder (stir through once cooked and cooled)
- Powdered spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, etc (add before cooking)
- Orange or lemon zest (add before cooking)
- Dried fruit (add after cooking to avoid it charring)
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup oil (we love coconut oil, but canola or olive oil also work)
½ cup maple syrup or agave
Pinch of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, mix the oil, salt, and syrup, then add the oats and stir well to combine. Make sure all the oats are evenly coated.
- Pour the mixture onto a lined baking sheet, making sure that the oats are spread in an even layer.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Stir halfway through cooking, pressing down with a spatula if you like your granola extra clumpy.
- Remove from the oven and let the granola cool completely before removing from the pan. It will harden as it cools. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to a month.
Mixed Berry Compote
We first came up for this mixed-berry compote to go with our amazing Plant-Based French Toast recipe, but if we say so ourselves, it goes pretty well with these breakfast parfaits. It stores for up to a week in the fridge, so why not make a big batch and use it during the week with yogurt and granola, then at the weekend on your waffles or french toast?
1 ½ cups frozen mixed berries
1 ½ tbsp orange juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp agave
6 pumps PurePower Daily Boost Mixed Berry flavor
- Add all the ingredients except the PurePower Daily Boost to a pan and bring to the boil over medium heat.
- Once bubbling, reduce to a simmer and cook for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. The fruit should break down and begin to make a rich, red-purple sauce.
- Allow to cool completely, then stir through the PurePower Daily Boost before adding to your breakfast parfaits.