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Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Parfait

I love making this recipe on the weekend! The leftovers make a great recess/coffee break (pictured below) or layer it twice for a protein-filled breakfast on the run during those busy back to school/work weeks.

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Serves: 2          Prep Time: 20 minutes          Ready In: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water (or apple juice)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 6 chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • water
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt


Quinoa Layer

  1. Bring water to a boil (I like to use half water, half apple juice)
  2. Add quinoa, reduce heat to simmer and cover
  3. Let cook for 15 minutes until water is absorbed
  4. Add cinnamon and stir

Oat Topping

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree
  2. Melt coconut oil in a small measuring cup
  3. Add oats, walnuts, cinnamon, brown sugar. Stir to combine
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake on middle rack for 10 minutes until golden brown

Apple Compote

  1. Combine apple, cinnamon, vanilla, honey in a small sauce pan
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, adding water if required
  3. Cook until apples soften, approximately 15 minutes


  1. Start with yogurt, then add quinoa, apple compote and top with oat crumble
  2. Enjoy with a drizzle of honey, some raisins or on its own!




Chia Seed Pudding with Peaches & Dates

Another delicious chia seed pudding. Great for breakfast, snacks or even dessert!

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  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of  ginger
  • 2-3 chopped dates
  • 1/2 peach, chopped


  1. Combine ingredients in a mason jar
  2. Stir until well combined
  3. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy!

Coco-Cherry Chia Seed Pudding

Here’s a great way to incorporate fresh cherries into your breakfast routine. If you’re not a fan of chocolate, omit the cocoa. Alternately, you can reduce or omit the coconut.

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  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped cherries (fresh or frozen)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mason jar
  2. Stir until well combined and refrigerate overnight
  3. Serve with additional fresh cherries, if desired

Bakeapple Breakfast Parfait

I’ll never forget my first memory of the smell of bakeapples boiling on the stove as mom prepared them to make jam. The smell disgusted me so much I refused to be in the house whenever she would make a batch, let alone ever taste them. Years later, presented with a homemade cheesecake topped with the berries, I finally yielded and tried them. I cannot believe I deprived myself so long. By far my favourite preserved berry! And this morning I found a way to incorporate them into breakfast without toast!


Serves: 2          Prep Time: 20 minutes          Ready In: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup bakeapple jam*


  1. Bring water to a boil, add quinoa, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until liquid has been absorbed
  2. Place quinoa in fridge to cool, approximately 10 minutes (to cut down on prep time, cook quinoa and refrigerate overnight)
  3. Serve quinoa into two bowls, top each with 1/4 cup of greek yogurt and 2 tbsp of bakeapple jam


*Recipe to follow

Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Another variation on a staple breakfast recipe in my kitchen. This is so sweet it would make a nice dessert too!


Servers: 2          Prep Time: 5 mins          Ready In: Overnight


  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp of raspberry jam
  • raspberries to garnish


  1. Combine everything except raspberries in a mason jar
  2. Stir until well combined
  3. Refrigerate overnight
  4. Serve with fresh raspberries

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

Whip up this delicious blend of fruits for sweet, satisfying breakfast treat!

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Serves: 2           Prep Time: 5 minutes           Ready In: Overnight


  • 1/2 cup large-flake oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • strawberries, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients, except strawberries in an extra large mason jar. Stir until combined, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Serve with sliced strawberries.

Strawberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding

Summer is right around the corner, and this make ahead breakfast/dessert idea is a great way to add more fresh berries to your diet.


Serves: 2          Prep Time: 5 mins          Ready In: Overnight


  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp maple syrop (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • strawberries (as little/much as you desire)
  • sliced almonds (as little/much as you desire)


  1. Combine milk, yogurt, vanilla, maple syrup and chia seeds in a large mason jar. Stir well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight
  3. Top with sliced strawberries and almonds

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