Waffle and Yogurt Parfait

Some days, I need help with breakfast.

Like…right now, I’m eating oatmeal and strawberries out of an almost empty Nutella jar. Yum. This is a great breakfast day.

But some days…I am lazy. I don’t want to make anything. I wait and wait and wait to figure out what I want on the days I work from home, but I still end up eating the same things over and over.

So two weeks ago, I took this tasty but kind of boring breakfast and kicked it up a bit.

Normal breakfast plate: 2 kashi waffles, plain yogurt, strawberries from the garden.

Snooze-fest, just sitting there on the plate. Especially after I had the same breakfast the day before.

And then I had a genius idea!

Waffles are kinda like waffle cones. I can’t have ice cream for breakfast, but I can toast these waffles until they’re super crispy, cut them up, and layer ‘em with my yogurt and berries.

Toasted waffle bits > granola.

This was so much more fun to eat than just having them sitting there on my plate, unlayered and untouching.

Got any new breakfast twists for me to try? I obviously need help if this makes me excited.

Waffle and Yogurt Parfait

Makes: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 of your favorite waffles or 1 big homemade waffle, toasted until super crunchy
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced

Directions:

  1. Dice toasted waffles into bite size pieces.
  2. Mix the yogurt with the vanilla.
  3. Layer the yogurt, berries, and waffles pieces in a large glass. Serve immediately.

21 Responses to “Waffle and Yogurt Parfait”

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    Rachel Cooks — May 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Another reason to live closer to you ;)

    • admin replied: — May 24th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      exxxxactly!

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    Lauren — May 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Great idea!!

    • admin replied: — May 24th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      thanks Lauren :) i can’t wait to try it with other fruit. love those crispy waffle bites the best!

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    Maria — May 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Great breakfast idea!

    • admin replied: — May 24th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      thanks Maria!

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    Lauren — May 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Brandi- this is a BRILLIANT idea!

    • admin replied: — May 24th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      thanks Lauren! it’s my new favorite, for sure

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    Becky at Vintage Mixer — May 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    brilliant idea. I love yogurt for breakfast but I need some carbs too.. multi-grain waffles would be a delicious addition.

    • admin replied: — May 24th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      definitely!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Now this is my kind of morning meal! These parfaits look fabulous, Brandi!

    • admin replied: — May 24th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Georgia! It was a fun way to start the day.

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    lynn @ the actor's diet — May 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    having one of those “why didn’t i think of that before?!?” moments!

    • admin replied: — May 25th, 2012 at 11:23 am

      i did too as soon as I made it – why had I never done that before?!?

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    Jessica — May 25, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Gorgeous! You are so smart!!

    • admin replied: — May 25th, 2012 at 11:22 am

      thank you! :) PS: I can’t wait to see your Xtina outfit in 2 weeks.

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — May 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    What a great way to mix thing up!

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    Nicole — May 26, 2012 at 2:37 am

    yupp, i know exactly what i’m making for breakfast tomorrow:)
    I love reading your blog, and so I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a Food Stories Award – You can check it out here: http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/
    :)

    • admin replied: — May 26th, 2012 at 2:45 am

      aw, thank you so much!! that made my day :)

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    Beth — June 7, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Homegrown strawberries would make any breakfast exciting for me, but extra-toasty waffles certainly don’t hurt either!

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