Friday, March 25, 2011

Crunchy Quinoa Parfait

I was actually pretty impressed with this easy breakfast parfait. 
We eat a lot of quinoa around here and this seemed like an interesting way to incorporate it into breakfast.

The quinoa is toasted in the oven with a bit of sweetener and olive oil and transformed into a nice, crunchy treat. Add that to some creamy, thick Greek style yogurt and fresh fruit and you have yourself a plethora of texture and flavor.

I toasted the quinoa the night before making it super fast to throw together in the morning.

Try it out for a variation to the usual yogurt and granola parfait.

Crunchy Quinoa Parfait
Adapted from: Whole Living
Serves at least 4

For each cup of quinoa (red or white), mix with 1 tbsp of honey or agave nectar and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Spread in a single layer on parchment paper. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Let cool and serve with thick Greek yogurt and fresh seasonal fruit.


  1. Did you cook the quinoa and then toast it? This looks good, I shall try it! (But probably with out the yogurt...)

  2. No, just toasted it raw. Do try it...

  3. I've been eating this with apple sauce (as a vegan version) and it's YUMMY! And I added flax seed, fruit, and hemp hearts.


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