03/20/2013 10:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Almond Quinoa Parfait


Looking for a quick n' easy gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast that's high in protein and healthy? Look no further! Here's my simple Almond Quinoa Parfait that can double as a dessert if you have leftover quinoa. It's a great way to get your kids to eat a healthy snack or treat and can be drizzled with an extra teaspoon of warm almond butter for a creamier bite!

Almond Quinoa Parfait

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Serves 4


1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
4 large apples, cored and chopped
1 cup dairy-free yogurt
1 teaspoon almond butter, melted
1 teaspoon honey


Cook quinoa in a medium saucepan with 2 cups of water; bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat; add cinnamon and sea salt.

Using the same saucepan, cook almond milk over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes or until warm.

Layer quinoa, slivered almonds, apples and yogurt into mason jars or parfait glasses until all ingredients are used.

Pour warm almond milk over quinoa layers. Using a teaspoon, drizzle warm almond butter and honey on top.

Serve warm.