blackberry & sweet oatmeal breakfast parfait

In baking, breakfast, brekkie, brunch, culinary experiments, desserts, sweet treats, vegetarian on 05.22.11 at 11:14 am

dessert-for-breakfast? a new culinary movement, perhaps? many people enjoy breakfast-for-dinner because steak, eggs & hashbrowns make them happy at any meal of the day. so why not dessert-for-breakfast for those of us who like to kickstart our day with something sweet? love it.

inspired by fellow foodie blogger much a munch’s trifle dessert recipe, i figured the layered approach could work just as well for a breakfast parfait. easypeasy & so good. and it was the perfect pre-workout snack, along with a fruit smoothie, before my long run yesterday.

the parfait goodies:
– 1-2 squares baked sweet oatmeal (warmed)
– 2 tbsp fresh blackberries
– 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese

baked sweet oatmeal:
– the baked oatmeal takes about 10-15min to prep/bake. if you’re tight on time in the morning, you can save time by baking the oatmeal the night before. it keeps well in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
– check out the previous yumyumyummers post for the recipe

food styling:
– in a small tumbler or glass (i used a stemless wine glass), start layering the parfait by adding a generous dollop of low-fat cottage cheese at the bottom
– add a layer of crumbled baked oatmeal, followed by fresh blackberries
– continue alternating layers of cottage cheese & baked oatmeal
– top w/ a small dollop cottage cheese & fresh blackberries
– double ingredient quantities & repeat food styling for 2 servings

good morning! :)

  1. I love cottage cheese. I normally don’t even eat breakfast, for shame I know. But I could eat this every day!


  2. oh those amazing little bursts of wonderful!
    I love!
    Please stop by and say hi


  3. I’m ALL about the dessert-for-breakfast movement. The strawberry shortcake I made a while back was the perfect sweet start to the day (and it somewhat nutritious from the strawberries?) hey, I tried. Anyways, this looks great!


  4. What a pretty breakie – good enough for breakfast guests too!
    When and how do we start the Dessert for Breakfast movement – you have my vote.
    :-) Mandy


  5. This is a dream come true. I like that you used cottage cheese instead of yogurt.


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