Cherry Bakewell Quinoa Breakfast Parfaits

Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Eat Love Eat


  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup yoghurt any kind, I use full fat Greek
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds


  1. In a small pan (I use a small frying pan) combine the frozen cherries, maple syrup and water. Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently and squashing the cherries down a little, until syrupy. This should take 5-10 minutes. 

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cooked quinoa, yoghurt, maple syrup and vanilla powder/extract. 

  3. In two jars, layer up your parfaits. Start with 1/4 of the quinoa yoghurt mixture in each jar, followed by a couple of teaspoons of almond butter. Layer 1/4 of the cherries into each jar. 

  4. Repeat with the remaining quinoa yoghurt mixture, almond butter and cherries. Top each jar with 1 tablespoon of toasted flaked almonds and dig in! 

Recipe Notes

These Cherry Bakewell Quinoa Breakfast Parfaits are a great make ahead breakfast! Make them the night before and grab and go the next morning.