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Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits

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Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits - Easy Breakfast Ideas

I started making layered breakfast parfaits recently and, friends, let me tell you. They are giving me life! Today I am sharing these insanely delicious peanut butter breakfast parfaits, which you can make ahead for the week and grab on the go. Basically, these are the perfect summer breakfast! No heating up the kitchen, plus they’re loaded with protein and seriously delicious.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits - Easy Breakfast Ideas

While insanely tasty, these breakfast parfaits are also super nutrient dense. The peanut butter alone packs eight powerful grams of protein and two grams of filling fiber in each two-tablespoon serving. (And you’ll get about double that in one parfait!) Add in steel cut oats and plain Greek yogurt, and you’ve got a protein power house to jump start your morning.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits - Easy Breakfast Ideas

How to Make Breakfast Parfaits

I like to use a base of steel cut oats for my parfaits. I like steel cut versus rolled since they hold up a bit better to the layers of peanut butter and Greek yogurt without turning to mush. It’s just a textural preference so you can totally use whichever kind of oats you prefer.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits - Easy Breakfast Ideas

On top of the oats, a couple tablespoons of my super easy peanut butter sauce. (Scroll below for the recipe!) Then plain Greek yogurt, granola, more peanut butter, more yogurt and then a sprinkling of roasted peanuts and chocolate chips on top. I will eat these all day long. (And maybe I have!)

Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits - Easy Breakfast Ideas

Use whichever variety of granola you like, the idea is just to add a little texture and crunch in the mix. The pièce de résistance in this recipe, far and away, is the peanut butter sauce. It’s a simple blend of your favorite creamy peanut butter, honey and water to create the smoothest texture. It’s just enough sweetness to be perfect, which is why I use plain Greek yogurt instead of something that is sweetened here.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits - Easy Breakfast Ideas

You can make these at the beginning of the week, or enough for a few days at a time. They’ll keep nicely all week in the refrigerator with no issues. I got huge thumbs up from the husband, the toddler and the teenagers so these are a sure hit!

For more peanut butter recipes, head here. And make sure to check out my easy no-bake homemade peanut butter cups, too!

Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits - Easy Breakfast Ideas

Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits - Easy Breakfast Ideas

Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfaits

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy protein-packed peanut butter breakfast parfaits make a quick and delicious make ahead breakfast option!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked steel cut oats
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup granola
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Begin by making the peanut butter sauce. Combine peanut butter, honey and water in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add additional water one tablespoon at a time if necessary until creamy and the consistency of a thick sauce.
  2. In the bottom of a small jar, place 1/2 cup of steel cut oats. Layer 2 tablespoons of peanut butter sauce on top, followed by 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt then 1/4 cup of granola followed by 2 more tablespoons of peanut butter sauce and finally another 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt.
  3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of peanuts on top.
  4. Repeat for each of your parfaits. These measurements should give you 4 parfaits perfectly portioned for one individual serving.
  5. Refrigerate for up to one week.

[Recipe, styling + photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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Becky Hardin

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

Oh I love peanut butter and this sounds so amazing!

Cyd Converse

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Thanks, Becky! They are so yummy <3

Stephanie

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

These are so delicious! I'll make these at least once a week for breakfast!

Cyd Converse

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Or I like to make a bunch on Sunday and eat them alllll week long! lol They are so good! ;-)

Stef

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

I feel so spoiled when I have this for breakfast. It's like eating dessert, but it's healthy! Thanks so much for the recipe.

Cyd Converse

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Hahaha totally accurate, Stef! <3

April

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

M'mm..... I love peanut butter - any excuse to eat it for breakfast! Yum!

Kimberly

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

So YUM, my kids would be all over these!

Cyd Converse

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

Thanks, Kimberly! My kids LOVE these!