Blueberry Parfait! Grab ‘n’ Go breakfast, snack or dessert, these little half pint canning jars are a perfect portion of blueberry yummyness that’s also good for you. We have eight blueberry bushes that border the front of our property. Each is a different variety and each bush produces their fruit at different times throughout all of July. Some of the bushes bear big blueberries and some very small blueberries. All are heavy produces. I’m always looking for recipes to use them in; especially quick breakfast recipes. Several years ago, after making my one-billionith Blueberry Smoothie for breakfast, I thought, “I really need to come up with another quick blueberry breakfast.” Oh, I’ve made blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins and blueberry quick breads to eat for breakfast. We put blueberries in our oatmeal and top off our toast with my homemade blueberry jam. However, I was after Quick! Simple! And Devine! A new blueberry recipe also had to feature blueberries and taste delicious! One morning while eating my favorite yogurt, Greek Gods Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt, with my favorite granola, Kashi GoLean Crunch Honey Almond Flax, I threw in a handful of freshly picked blueberries. And, it was good! The next morning, I did the same thing and added a teaspoon or so of the honey I buy from my local bee keeper. And, it was better! (BTW, I buy honey by the gallon and use it in everything! But, that’s another blog!) I loved this combination and the rest is history! Well, sort of……. Company was coming for the weekend a few weeks later. We would be leaving early on Saturday for our beloved Oregon Coast for a day of sightseeing. I needed a quick, easy and tasty breakfast that would stick to our ribs until we landed somewhere for lunch. Aha! I thought! “I’ll turn this yogurt, granola, blueberry, honey thing into a portable parfait.We can eat it on the drive to the coast with our mugs of coffee.” I looked in every cupboard in my kitchen for a suitable portable container and not having any luck I headed out to the garage to scour my garage cupboards where I store extra storage containers. (Also another blog) I looked in the cupboard where I keep my huge supply of canning jars. I had just purchased half-pint jars to use as give-aways. There they were brand new with lids and all. Yes, those would do. I ran them through the dishwasher and assembled my granola, yogurt, blueberry and honey ingredients. Layer by layer, my portable blueberry breakfast parfaits began to take on a nice look! In went the granola, then some yogurt, blueberries, more yogurt, and topped off with a sprinkling of crushed granola, honey and a few more blueberries.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve made these little parfaits so many times, I can’t count! When making these cute little half-pint parfaits, I use blueberries from my bush that produces teeny tiny blueberries. I think it makes for prettier parfaits. Plus you get more blueberries. You can use the bigger blueberries if you’d like. I also buy the screw on lids for the canning jars as I personally like them better. This quick to make and portable breakfast fits in my purse too. I take them to work, on planes when I travel and I give them to the grandkids as a snack. The half-pint jars fit into their hands and the portion is just right! Give these little parfaits a try. If you do, please let me know how you like them. Or if you changed the recipe. I love to hear from you!
- 4 half-pint canning jars (one half-pint canning jar equals 1 cup)
- 1¼ cup crushed granola
- 2 cups honey vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 cup + 4 teaspoons tiny blueberries
- 4 teaspoons honey
- Assemble each of the four canning jars in the following manner:
- Add ¼ cup crushed granola in the bottom of the canning jar
- Next add ¼ cup yogurt
- Then add ¼ cup blueberries
- Add another ¼ cup yogurt
- Drizzle 1 teaspoon honey over top of yogurt
- Add 1 Tablespoon crushed granola on top of honey
- Finally sprinkle 1 teaspoon blueberries on top of honey
- Serve immediately or screw on lids and refrigerate until ready to eat