These easy breakfast parfaits are perfect for busy mornings. When I'm rushing to get out the door, I want to be able to grab a quick breakfast that isn't filled with sugar and simple carbs like many kinds of cereal and muffins.
I think I'm on to something with this breakfast idea! Fueling up for the day is so important, and these breakfast parfaits are a great way to start your day, whatever you're up to!
As I mentioned, I love to travel. I was in Grapevine Texas earlier this month at a conference, and the hotel served the most amazing breakfast parfait. Once I tasted the parfait, I started thinking about how I might make my own version.
I asked one of the staff what was in it, and she was kind enough to speak to the chef. It was simply a layer of cottage cheese mixed with a little agave, a layer of papaya, and a little fresh mint as a garnish. How easy is that?
I decided to substitute honey for the agave, added a little vanilla bean paste, and topped that with fresh peaches and papaya. So easy, delicious, and low-fat!
By the way, not all Cottage Cheese is created equal. I prefer Friendship Dairies Cottage Cheese. I've used the 1 % milk version in this recipe, and there are 15 grams of protein and only one gram of fat in a half-cup serving.
That means each of these parfaits has 7.5 grams of protein. Protein is part of every critical function of your body, so eat up! Cottage Cheese is The Original Superfood!
Easy Breakfast Parfaits
Making these parfaits is so easy! Simply mix the first three ingredients.
Layer cottage cheese mixture in 4 small mason jars.
Top with a layer of papaya.
Top with a layer of peaches.
Add one mint sprig to each parfait. This breakfast couldn't be easier! Make it the night before and you'll be so glad you have something healthy to eat before heading out into traffic!
It also brightens my day to have a pretty breakfast to dig into, instead of the same old, same old.
Friendship Dairies Cottage Cheese is really versatile, too. It's great for dips, spreads, smoothies, mix-ins, and a protein-rich addition to recipes. See the printable below for all instructions.
Easy Breakfast Parfaits
- 1 C Cottage Cheese
- ⅛ tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract) or vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp honey
- ¾ C papaya chopped
- ¾ C peaches chopped
- 4 sprigs mint
- Mis the first three ingredients
- Layer cottage cheese mixture in 4 small mason jars.
- Top with a layer of papaya.
- Top with a layer of peaches.
- Add mint sprig.
Looking for more satisfying breakfast recipes? This hotcakes recipe I found in Cabo Mexico is so good! Double the batch and freeze them for busy mornings!