Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Jar Parfait

Hi Everyone,

At the end of July I went peach picking and to my surprise I saw something unexpected.  Something that made me happy and something that also made me sad.  It was the turning of the leaves.  The  tree leaves were turning golden and falling to the ground.  Little did I know, cooler weather came to California a tad early this year.  It makes me sad because I am a summer person.  I love the sun, the heat, the fresh summer produce and again the sun, but it will be gone soon.  But what made me happy was knowing fall will be here and I love fall produce like sweet potatoes, pumpkins, apples, butternut squash, pumpkins, spaghetti squash, pumpkins, acorn squash and did I mention pumpkin?  However, truthfully I am not ready for summer to be over yet.  But since the weather is cooling and the leaves are turning, I thought why not make a fall parfait to go with what feels like fall.

Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Jar Parfait

This breakfast parfait screams fall!!  It’s loaded with apples, cinnamon, yogurt, overnight oats and drizzled with maple syrup.  It’s like an apple pie in a jar.  Each bite you get a sweet apple that has been tossed in cinnamon and stevia, yum!  Then you hit the creamy oats that have soaked overnight in milk, chia seeds and more cinnamon.  Oh baby!!  I mention cinnamon a few times, but trust me the cinnamon is not over powering in this breakfast parfait at all.

Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Jar Parfait

A fall parfait wouldn’t be a fall parfait without the drizzle of maple syrup over the top.  Just one teaspoon is the perfect amount.  Just mix it into the jar and you have a natural sweetness that is so irresistible.  This jar has it all and is so perfect for breakfast since it contains protein, good carbs, fiber and natural sugar.  Serve it in a mason jar and you can put the lid on and take it with you to go.

Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Jar Parfait

Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Jar Parfait
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: About 2 cups
  • Serving size: The Whole Recipe
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Sweet apples tossed in cinnamon and stevia layered in a jar filled with creamy oats, greek yogurt and topped with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Ingredients
  • Over Night Oatmeal:
  • ¼ cup Old fashion Oats (I usd gluten free rolled oats)
  • ⅓ cup milk, non-fat (or milk of choice)
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • The Mix:
  • ½ cup greek yogurt, plain 0% fat, divded
  • 1 apple, cored, diced into bite size pieces, divided
  • ¼ tsp. stevia
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
Instructions
  1. The night before make, your over night oatmeal. To make, in a small bowl add oats, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and chia seeds, stir well, cover and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. In the morning, add apple, ¼ tsp. stevia and ground cinnamon in a bowl, mix until the apple is coated; set a side.
  3. In a mason jar or bowl start to layer by adding ¼ cup of yogurt, then half the apples, all of the oatmeal, remaining yogurt then remaining apples and top with maple syrup.
  4. Optional topping: Sprinkle with granola!
Notes
Calories: 270, Fat: 3, Cholesterol: 1.7, Sodium: 78.5, Potassium: 373, Carbs: 46, Fiber: 7, Sugar: 22, Protein: 17

Apples and Cinnamon Breakfast Jar Parfait

I hope you like a little taste of fall on this summer morning.  You have to forgive the pictures, I had three issues.  One I got yogurt on the lens of the camera and didn’t know it, so I had to cut some of the pictures.  Darn yogurt, it sticks to everything.  Second, the sun is changing positions and it messed up my normal picture-taking time and three I have no clue what my setting was on, but it made my pictures really bold looking.  Sigh…  Oh well, either way, it doesn’t take away the awesome taste of this healthy breakfast!

Have a great day and make some overnight oats so you can make your own breakfast jar to take with you tomorrow on your way to work, the gym or chasing kids!  :)

Toodles,

Jennifer

Comments

  1. it has been feeling like fall around here lately! Crazy.

    Thankfully I’m fairly certain I’d be happy eating this parfait any time of year! Love that apple cinnamon combo.
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  2. I think I could have this for breakfast every day.
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  3. What a perfect combination for breakfast! Makes me look forward to Fall and warming spices.
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  4. Sounds delightful. Yet another one of your recipes I’ll be trying. Apples, cinnamon and yogurt are such a heavenly combination! Is there such a thing as too much cinnamon? I think not!

  5. How cool is this?! I would love it for breakfast!!
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  6. I know you LOVE your pumpkin :) and it’s almost that season. But this is just perfect for right now!
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  7. Another wonderful breakfast parfait to put into my rotation. I still love the fruit one (blueberries, rasberrys).

  8. Veronica Coughlan says:

    Just to remind those like me who have low blood pressure-Chia Seeds are not recommended as they can actually lower blood pressure.Unfortunate as they have very interesting attributes.The receipe sounds great .

  9. I’m so making this next week Jennifer!
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  10. Apples and cinnamon may be my all time favorite flavor combination. This parfait sounds amazing – the perfect cool weather breakfast!!
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