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May 30, 2015 / mintcustard

Summer berry and granola parfait.

Summer berries and granola parfait.

Summer berries and granola parfait.

My absolute favourite way to start a summer’s day is to have breakfast outside in the sunshine. On a patio or balcony if you have one or a local park picnic bench if not. I love to indulge in a summer berries and granola parfait. Alternating layers of berries, yogurt and a home made granola packed with oats, nuts and seeds. Serve this summer berries and granola parfait in a recycled/repurposed glass jar. Just a little drizzle of honey or maple syrup on top too. If you want to ย you could screw on a lid and take the parfait to the park. ย A lazy weekend breakfast should always be accompanied by a coffee and the papers of course.

When Sainsbury’s asked for a dish that would kick start summer, if it eventually decides to turn up that is, ย I immediately thought of a summer berry and granola parfait.

Quick and easy to put together from ingredients already prepared, the only organisation involved is making the granola. Once baked the granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Make the granola one drizzly afternoon and when the sun finally makes an appearance you can put the summer berry and granola parfait together in the time it takes to brew the coffee to go with it.

I used a selection of Sainsbury’s nut and seed mixes to give the granola a rich variety without leaving me with too many half used packs in the cupboard. If there is a particular nut or seed you prefer then you can of course add more of them.

Summer berry and granola parfait.

Granola ingredients.

Granola ingredients.

Granola ingredients

200g Taste the difference oats

1 x 100g pack of mixed nuts by Sainsburys

1 x 100g seed mix by Sainsburys

1 x 30g almond medley pack by Sainsburys

1x 100g pistachio kernels by Sainsburys

2 tbsp honey

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp flavourless oil.

Granola mixture.

Granola mixture.

parfait ingredients

1 tub natural yogurt

1pack mixed summer berries


1 baking tray lined with parchment

1 jar per person

How to……

  • Preheat the oven to 150c
  • Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Spread out on the lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Turn the granola mix with a spatula and bake for a further 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool. This can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
  • To make the parfait place a layer of yogurt in the bottom of each jar.
  • Top with a layer of granola.
  • Add a layer of berries of your choice.
Layers of parfait.

Layers of parfait.

  • Repeat once more. Place the final layer of berries in well enough that the lid could be put on if needed.
Top with berries.

Top with berries.

  • Pick up your coffee, open the papers and dig in.
  • Let’s hope the sun shines.

All recipes and photographs in this post are my own. I was sent a voucher by Sainsburys to cover the cost of my ingredients.


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  1. Enjoy by Paula / May 30 2015 5:07 pm

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