Will you opt for the layered parfait or the overnight muesli? Portable breakfasts are game changers.
I was recently sent the Sown & Grown Multigrain Muesli mixed berry and nut to try and I decided that it was the perfect excuse to create tasty breakfasts that are easy to transport. Kilner jars are great for storing and transporting food in; not only are they handy for keeping in the fridge they enable you to manage portion sizes too.
The muesli contains mixed berries so I thought it would be ideal to pair both recipes with fresh berries but you can use any fruit you like.
I decided to try my muesli two ways: one in a layered breakfast parfait and the other as fruity overnight oats.
Makes: each recipe makes one full jar
Preparation time: 5 minutes (plus overnight chilling for the overnight oats)
Ingredients – for the parfait
200g natural Greek yoghurt
40g Sown & Grown Multigrain Muesli mixed berry and nut
Drizzle of honey
Ingredients – for the overnight oats
50g Sown & Grown Multigrain Muesli mixed berry and nut
100ml almond or soya milk
200g natural Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 teaspoon acai powder
Method – for the parfait
1. Spoon half of your natural yoghurt into the bottom of your jar. Drizzle with honey and top with banana.
2. Top the yoghurt and banana with half of the muesli and repeat until you’re near the top of the jar.
3. Add fresh berries when you’re ready to eat.
Method – for the overnight oats
1. Place the muesli, milk and yoghurt into the jar and mix well. Add in the vanilla bean paste and acai powder and stir well to combine.
2. Place your blueberries into a small bowl and squash down with a fork, add to the muesli and mix well. Place in the fridge and leave overnight.
3. Top with chia seeds and flaked almonds before serving.
I very rarely eat cereal for breakfast but I’ll be incorporating muesli into my diet more. Sown & Grown is being sold exclusively in Sainsbury’s and is currently on offer for £3.00. All of the grains are grown in England and Sown & Grown is suitable for vegetarians.
Look at all of those delicious grains, nuts and dried fruit! I can’t wait to try this on top of an acai bowl.
Topping yoghurt with banana isn’t the best idea if you want to create clearly defined layers but it tastes delicious!
I was a bit apprehensive about the overnight oats as I worried the texture would be soggy, after experimenting with different types of oats previously I’ve worked out the above ratio of milk and yoghurt is perfect for the texture I like.
The overnight oats can be made in a batch and will keep for 2-3 days but I prefer to make them to the night before; the parfaits are best made the night before.
Thank you very much to the people at Sown & Grown for providing me with this product to try.