Dessert for Breakfast ~ Parfait with Mango and Muesli

Breakfast Parfait ~ Muesli, yogurt and mango
Breakfast Parfait ~ Muesli, yogurt and mango

Give me a hot savoury breakfast each morning and I am a happy camper… but there are the summer (now gone) months to get through when I will eat anything that is below room temperature! I made this simple breakfast parfait, actually just assembled everything because this is a no cook recipe. It was healthy, filling and very yummy. The muesli is also a no cook one if you discount the minimal hot dry pan roasting that is needed. You could make the Muesli and store to eat as is without the parfait trappings.

Breakfast Parfait with Mango

Serves 4

For the Muesli

Cornflakes                             100 grams (or wheat-flakes, whichever is preferred)

Oats                                          100 grams

Dried Fruit                            ½ cup (use dried dates, cranberries, figs etc)

Nuts                                         ¼ cup (use almonds, cashews, pistachios etc)

Sesame Seeds                       ¼ cup

For the Parfait

Yogurt                                    500 grams

Mango                                     2 cups, peeled and chopped

Honey                                     4 teaspoons (optional)


To make the Muesli, dry roast the oats and chop the dried fruits into small bits. Roast the nuts and sesame seeds till they are changing colour. Cool it and mix together with oats, cornflakes, dried fruit and nuts. This can be stored in an air tight container and eaten with yogurt or milk and a dash of honey.

Put a muslin cloth over a wide soup strainer and add the yogurt to this. Set aside in the fridge for 2-3 hours to allow the water to drain away from the yogurt. I usually do this overnight. Once done, if using, add the honey and whisk the yogurt till no lumps remain.

To serve, assemble the parfait add a few tablespoons of the yogurt at the bottom of the serving bowl. I used a juice glass. Add the second layer with 4 tablespoons of the granola. Add another layer of yogurt, top with chopped mango and granola. Repeat till everything is used up. Chill for 10 minutes and serve.

Breakfast Parfait ~ Muesli, yogurt and mango
Breakfast Parfait ~ Muesli, yogurt and mango

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Pavani says:

    I love sweet breakfasts as much as the savory ones. So this fits the bill perfectly.. Healthy & delicious AND a sweet way to start any day.

    1. arundati says:

      I agree fully! sone pe suhaaga!

  2. LOVE this recipe. Am making this!

    1. arundati says:

      let me know how you like it and although any fruit can be used, do make it with mangoes before the season ends!

  3. Preety says:

    would love to start my day with this yummy goodness

    1. arundati says:

      wholesome and tasty! I hope you try it and like it!

  4. looks delicious… i think i am gonna make muesli soon.. i don’t usually like the store brought variety because there are hardly any nuts in it and since you make it sound so easy… i am definitely gonna try.

    1. arundati says:

      arrey muesli is easily one of the simplest things you can make and add as much or as little dry fruit / nuts as you like… i should post my granola recipe too… that too is super simple

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