There are just some days I can’t deal with breakfast. After feeding the animals, getting water bowls and pools cleaned out and laundry started, dealing with breakfast doesn’t sound like fun. Most days, I’d rather just skip breakfast all together.
Of course, the family feels differently about that. They have this crazy notion that they need to eat more than once or twice a week. Like daily. Sometimes, more than once daily, too! In the old days, before I really knew how much it affected our family, I would buy cold cereal. Boxes and boxes of cold cereal. In a huge bowl, with skim milk poured over it.
I have to admit, it sometimes would be easier to go back to. With 3 teenagers, running all over the place like school and jobs, simple and quick is my mantra.
Having homemade granola and homemade yogurt on hand all the time makes these granola parfaits so easy to whip up. I can make a bunch of them for the week, stick them in the fridge and add fruit when they are served. Or no fruit, if my family just needs a quick snack.
It uses all homemade ingredients, but you can substitute as you need to. That’s the beauty of granola, yogurt, or parfaits. They can be as personal as you need them to be. Use coconut yogurt if you need to be dairy free. Gluten free oats or gluten free granola if you need to watch for that. Add whatever fruit you have on hand, using the best of what’s in season.
Simply take 4 ounce jars, and layer yogurt and granola. Add a tight fitting lid, and place in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Will be good for about a week. When serving, add fruit or honey as desired. Enjoy!
What do you do for quick and easy breakfasts? Be sure to pin this for later!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.