This is as much a dessert as it is a breakfast.  Seriously, when’s the last time you had dessert for breakfast, and didn’t feel guilty about it?  These parfaits taste like a decadent frozen dessert, but only involve layers of overnight chia-seed pudding, frozen banana cream, and an array of mix-ins (or you can also plop everything in a bowl if you prefer not to layer them).


  • ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt


  • Raspberry Cream: 1 frozen banana + 4 fresh raspberries
  • Chocolate Cream: 1 frozen banana + 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • Optional Toppings: chopped fruit, nut butter, unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted nuts, granola, or jam
  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl and place in the fridge overnight. The next day, layer the chia-banana mixture with raspberry and/or chocolate cream and sprinkle with additional fruit and granola, if desired.

Ready in about Overnight
Makes 1 serving

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Jonathan Ewald

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