Papaya Breakfast Parfait
papaya breakfast parfait
early morning breakfast

I’m usually not a morning person.

I know exactly how long it takes me to get ready for work (no more than 25 minutes!) and I wait for the very last minute to get up out of bed.

But now I’m trying to change that.

I promised Mister Man I will get up 30 minutes earlier and eat a light breakfast, as opposed to eating a granola bar at my desk when I get to work. I will try not to be that crazy lady running down the street because I’m late. Instead, I will leave 5 minutes earlier and stroll down the street, like a civilized person.  (Quite the difference).

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But I still don’t like wasting time in the morning.

My at home breakfast will still have to be quick – and hopefully a little healthier than that granola bar.

A few weeks ago, Mister Man and I took a trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake and stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. Every morning, Linda from Bren Brae on the Park  served us delicious breakfasts, including a fruit parfait. This got me thinking, this would be the perfect quick breakfast before heading to work!

breakfast yogurt parfait
quick breakfast for sleepy mornings

So, here it is. My take on the breakfast fruit parfait. You can pretty much use any fruit that is in season. I chose papaya simply because I love them. Combined with coconut flavoured yogurt, and I feel like I’m on some exotic vacation. And then reality hits, and I have to head off to work.


Papaya Breakfast Parfait

Energy packed papaya breakfast parfaits are exactly what you need to start your busy mornings.

Makes: 8 servings

Prep time:

  • 1 medium sized papaya
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • ½ cup coconut greek yogurt
  • cinnamon

  1. Slice papaya in half and scoop out the seeds using a spoon
  2. Slice Slice skin off and cut the fruit into bite sized cubes.
  3. in a bowl or serving glass, add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut yogurt.
  4. Add papaya and blackberries on top of the yogurt.
  5. sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
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