Matcha Chia Oat Parfait – gluten-free, delicious, made with 3 layers of yum! Made with whole ingredients such as chia seeds, quick-cooking oats, coconut, matcha, and maple syrup to name a few. 1 layer of matcha flavored oats, followed by a creamy thick layer of vanilla chia pudding, last loaded with tons of fruit. The best breakfast when you want something filling and fun! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.
Every layer tastes like magic. Even that sunflower seed butter drizzle at the top. It’s pretty strange that I don’t have a lot of chia pudding or oat parfait recipes on my blog because I make them often. In fact, when I transitioned from a gluten-free diet to a Paleo diet with a sensitivity to eggs, and nuts this became my go-to breakfast! And to this day, it still is. Chia pudding and oatmeal dishes are easy breakfasts to make, so why not pair them together? Chia pudding on its own isn’t filling enough. Add that delicious oatmeal and fruit and you’ve got yourself a nutritious breakfast! Paired with a drippy sunflower seed butter drizzle completes the meal.
Recently, I’ve been admiring all those gorgeous parfaits I see on Instagram, so in honor of all the talented recipe developers out there doing their magic, this is my take on the whole parfait trend sans nuts, gluten, dairy, banana, avocado, and refined sugar. Yet, this combo is still magical in taste, flavor, and texture!
IS IT EASY TO MAKE CHIA PUDDING AND OATMEAL?
- Chia pudding is so easy to make all you need are the ingredients, a jar, and a lid. Add it all in, shake it up, and put it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight
- It will be ready by the morning
- You can even customize it and make it creamier and thicker or thinner by how much milk you use
- Making quick cooking gluten-free oats from scratch will always taste better when you make it.
- Oatmeal only requires two ingredients to cook: water and gluten-free oats and 1.5 minutes to make
- After that, you add powders, toppings, and sweeteners and mix again
- Top with fruit, drizzle, or dollop of nut/seed butter and your breakfast is ready
HOW TO ASSEMBLE CHIA OAT PARFAITS
- Here’s the deal, chia pudding is not super filling unless you add all the healthy and clean goodies on top and in between
- It’s not just about topping the top layer off with delicious goodies
- Don’t leave the other layers out. In between each layer should be something with lots of oomph
- Treat every layer like the top and final layer
- That way when you dig in, you are really digging into nutritious goodness that will keep you full and satiated, and isn’t that the point of a healthy breakfast? It should fuel you for hours
- Since these are nutrient-dense low sugar toppings, feel free to add a medley so that it makes you excited to eat it. Plus adding a medley means you are adding lots of nutrients that your body needs
OTHER LOW SUGAR TOPPING IDEAS
- pear slices fresh or cooked
- apple chunks with cinnamon warmed or raw
- fresh mango
- sunflower seeds
- pumpkin seeds
- hemp seeds
- If you can tolerate nuts:
- brazil nuts
- praline nuts
- cashew nuts
- macadamia nuts
- pumpkin seed butter
- hemp butter
- coconut butter
- sugar-free chocolate chips or pieces
- almond butter
- walnut butter
- cashew butter
- natural organic popcorn
- coconut unsweetened shreds
- gluten-free carob
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
OAT PARFAIT TIPS
- Unflavored collagen peptides, I use Vital Proteins
- For my matcha powder, I use Soar Organics
- There are no measurements on how much each layer is. Use however much you want of each layer
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Clean Matcha Chia Oat Parfait
Chia Pudding Ingredients (middle layer)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or TigerNut milk, or milk of choice
- 4 tbsp chia seeds black or white
- 1 scoop unflavored collagen powder vital proteins
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
- 2 tsp maple syrup pure
Matcha Oatmeal Ingredients (bottom layer)
- 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats certified gluten-free
- 3/4 cup water spring
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 tsp matcha powder I use Soar Organics, heaping
- 1 tsp maple syrup pure
Fruit Toppings (top layer)
- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries) organic
Sunflower Seed Drizzle
- 2 tbsp unsweetened sunflower seed butter sunbutter or once again
Chia Pudding Instructions (middle layer)
- Add everything except the maple syrup into a mason jar, close the lid and shake thoroughly.
- Then put the jar in the refrigerator for at least 4 1/2 hours.
- Once you remove it from the refrigerator, open it up and add the maple syrup. Mix well. Your chia pudding is ready to be served, but you can store it for up to 3 days.
Matcha Oatmeal Instructions (bottom layer)
- Add water, matcha, vanilla and gluten-free oats to a microwavable bowl, and microwave on high for 1 minute and 50 seconds. Stir and let cool for 2 minutes.
- Then add maple syrup and mix well, again.
Assembly & Layering
- Fill the bottom of two jars with the matcha oatmeal layer. A few spoonfuls.
- Then add your layer of vanilla chia pudding. A few spoonfuls.
- Rotate adding different layers to each jar until you reach the top.
- Top with your choice of toppings! Frozen or fresh fruit like mixed berries, nuts, seeds, and toppings galore. Whatever you have in your house that is healthy and seems like a good fit.
- Using a pastry bag drizzle the sunflower seed butter on top of the fruit and serve.
Health and peace,