If you are anything like me, you NEED coffee in the morning. I am one of those that " don't have complete sentence structure or much thought" until I have my one cup for the day. I am also the one who will pour coffee in my cereal thinking that it's milk... And if you are also like me and like the occasional chocolate fix I have the PERFECT recipe for you that combines both!
I give you my Coffee Chocolate Fix Parfait!A layered beauty of greek yogurt, coffee grounds, fresh brewed coffee, chia seeds,chopped walnuts, dark chocolate and oats! Its a perfectly balanced breakfast that you can put in your to-go cup and eat when you get to work if your an early bird like me and get to work early!
- 1 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 1 packet of sweetner ( I had Splenda on hand, but I go for Stevia now a days 🙂 )
- ¼ cup fresh brewed coffee
-1 tbs chopped walnuts
- 2 small spoonfuls of coffee grounds
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- dark chocolate chunks ( I used 90% cacao because its healthier and I like very dark chocolate! )
- sprinkle of cinnamon
Gather all ingredients ( ignore the almond milk, I was using that for my 'creamer' in my actual cup of coffee)
In a small bowl combine greek yogurt, chia seeds, sweetener, and cooled coffee ( for that coffee taste throughout)
Next, gather your remaining ingredients for the fun part, layering! Layer your parfait however you like it! I like to start layering in this order: yogurt mixture, oats, cinnamon, walnuts, coffee grounds, and chocolate until I reach the top!
Optional garnishes are sugar free chocolate syrup and fat free whip cream!
Hope you enjoy!!!
Coleen (@TheRedheadBaker) says
I'm with you -- I can't function until I've had my coffee in the morning. Heck, I can't even brew a cup of coffee until I've had my coffee!
Oh. That looks incredible!
Oh my goodness, I can't wait to try this! heaven!
Susan P. (@littleredkitchn) says
Ha! See and I'm the opposite, no caffeine for me. Not to say I'm not tired in the morning, I just can't have it. So I'll have my parfait sans the coffee. 🙂
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I would love this in the mornings! Perfect breakfast!
Sarah Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
Sounds amazing. I do need my morning coffee too!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
I'll bet this sticks with you all morning. It sounds delicious!!!
I'm with you - I love very dark chocolate. I'm not much of a coffee drinker and yet still I think this looks fab! Can't wait to give it a try!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh man! I totally want this for breakfast.
Colleen (Souffle Bombay) says
Its times like this I wished I liked coffee - looks marvelous!
My kids know not to utter a word to me until the keurig is brewing. What an inventive idea this is
Paula - bell'alimento says
You had me at coffee. Slurp.
[email protected] says
Oh my you are speaking my language with coffee and chocolate and chia!
I don't need coffee in the morning typically, but THIS parfait I could get definitely get behind 😉
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
We are two of a kind. I never used to be this way with coffee but now, I can't NOT have it. So this is right up my alley, for sure!
Meredith Steele says
I'm a coffee girl as well! Need it like a dog needs water! Looks fabulous
The Food Hunter says