Winter Citrus Parfait Bar
Today, I have a Winter Citrus Parfait Bar to share with you guys, or, as my husband likes to call it, a “Choose Your Own Adventure Yogurt Parfait.”
Anybody else remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? Man, I could get DOWN with those things. Pretty sure I’d read one tomorrow if it showed up in my neighborhood’s Little Free Library.
ANYWAY, I’ve admittedly been a bit of a slacker in the breakfast department lately. The options I’d had around have been boring and uninspiring, and I needed to make a change.
So, I made a batch of lemon cardamom coconut granola, and my breakfasts were already on their way to becoming more interesting. Then, I prepped a whole bunch of other things that would allow me to build my own breakfast parfait whenever I wanted.
I have all of these ingredients set up as a buffet situation (perfect for a bridal or baby shower brunch buffet!) in these photos, but in real life, I prepared each ingredient and then kept it in the fridge or pantry cupboard.
Then, throughout the week, my husband and I would grab all of the prepped ingredients and each choose our own parfait adventure for the following morning, as it were.
Winter Citrus Parfait Bar
- 1 batch Lemon Cardamom Coconut Granola
- Blood oranges, peeled and sliced
- Cara cara oranges, peeled and sliced
- Chia seeds
- Chocolate chunks
- Dried citrus slices
- Fresh mint
- Lemon curd
- Pomegranate seeds
- Toasted coconut flakes
- Waffle cone pieces
- Vanilla or plain yogurt
- Arrange desired toppings on large board or platter. Offer each guest a bowl of yogurt, and let guests assemble their own parfait bowl.
Thanks for using my recipe title in the text of the post. I used to love those books … They’d be like:
– Run away from dinosaur. Turn to Page 82.
– Decide to fire sling shot at dinosaur. Page 93.
I like this recipe, even if it took me almost 3 days to understand what you meant by “bar”. I kept thinking it was a dessert bar item. But I loved making my own yogurt dreams come true once I understood.
Haha, I’m glad you finally figured out that these were not, in fact, yogurt in bar form. Well, cut-able bar form. OK, it’s still kind of confusing.
This is a most interesting concept. What I would most likely end up doing with it is making choices from the kinds of items you list, to construct breakfast for the two of us (I might be able to use this concept when my sister visits later this year – after citrus season, of course – the principles should work with other seasons). Great idea!
Hi Susan! Yes, that’s exactly what I was hoping people would do (if not serving this for a get-together, of course). Jeff and I chose about 4-5 of the toppings and kept them handy in the fridge this week, so we could just assemble our own breakfast each day. And maybe next week, we’ll choose a different set of toppings. Keeps breakfast from getting boring, without a ton of work 🙂 Have a great weekend, Susan!