Do you love waking up to coffee? Now you can also eat it for breakfast. Make this delicious and nutritious chia instant coffee parfait.
What is Parfait?
Parfait is a refrigerated layered dessert from France. The name in French means literally, something perfect (which we couldn't agree more). According to history, it was first served in 1894 and made from a base of sugar syrup, egg, and cream.
The American version of parfait can include additional ingredients such as granola, nuts and yogurt, topped with fruit or whipped cream. It is very easy to make and customize, like we did with this vegan version.
Health benefits of Chia seeds
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one-ounce serving of chia seeds include 13.07 grams of carbohydrate, 11.2 grams of fiber, 5.6 grams of protein and no sugar. Chia seeds also provide more omega-3s, calcium, phosphorus, and fiber than any other flaxseeds.
Chia seeds are also loaded with antioxidants, may lower your risk of a heart disease and can reduce your blood sugar levels. Combined with the health benefits of coffee, this recipe is just a great and easy breakfast option.
Vegan Coffee Chia Parfait Recipe
1 cup non dairy milk of choice
4 tbsp black chia seeds
1 tsp of Waka instant coffee
1/2-1 tbsp of sugar
1 cup of granola
- Mix all of the ingredients except the granola into a sealed container and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, layer the ingredients into a mason jar or glass starting with the chia pudding followed by the granola. Keep layering until everything is gone.
- Top with fresh fruit if desired.
Recipe credit: Torrie, The Vegan Housewife.
Also known as The Vegan Housewife, Torrie is a home cook, recipe developer and food photographer. She cooks everything from hearty pastas to sugar free desserts. Make sure to follow her original recipes on her Instagram account.