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Cherry Bakewell Quinoa Breakfast Parfaits

Cherry Bakewell Quinoa Breakfast Parfaits

A light and fruity make ahead breakfast packed with cherries, quinoa, yoghurt and almond butter the perfect start to the day.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 488kcal


  • 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
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds


  • 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. 
    1 cup frozen cherries, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 2 tablespoons water
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cooked quinoa, yoghurt, maple syrup and vanilla powder/extract. 
    1 cup cooked quinoa, 1 cup yoghurt, 2 teaspoons maple syrup, ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • In two jars, layer up your parfaits. Start with ¼ of the quinoa yoghurt mixture in each jar, followed by a couple of teaspoons of almond butter. Layer ¼ of the cherries into each jar. 
    2-3 tablespoons almond butter
  • Repeat with the remaining quinoa yoghurt mixture, almond butter and cherries. Top each jar with 1 tablespoon of toasted flaked almonds and dig in! 
    2 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds


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


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.6g | Protein: 22.9g | Fat: 22.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11.6g | Cholesterol: 18.5mg | Sodium: 60.2mg | Potassium: 734.5mg | Fiber: 6.8g | Sugar: 26.6g | Vitamin A: 4.9IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 264.3mg | Iron: 2.5mg