Gingered Apricot & Almond Chia Breakfast Parfait

Start the day with a (superfood) bang.

This Gingered Apricot & Almond Chia Breakfast Parfait is as delicious as dessert – but with a superfood kick and no sugar crash. Mornings made delish.

Article Courtesy:  Mary Fran Wiley, Frannycakes

I am the opposite of a morning person and I have the Starbucks habit to prove it. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

And we all know my penchant for fruity pebbles. And gluten-free doughnuts. And Iced Dirty Soy Chais (my favorite barista calls it a dirty hippie). And, while I don’t suffer from sad desk lunches, I definitely eat sad desk breakfast. A bowl of cereal or granola at my desk while I try to get through my second (or third) cup of coffee.

Those might be some terrible morning habits. Talk about a double crash at 10am. You can do better than that. I can do better than that. Let’s make a pact. Real breakfast.

But we can pretend that it is something else. Like a parfait. A superfood power parfait. I think I could definitely live like this. Plus, the chia seeds give me omega-3s. The ginger is anti-inflammatory. Healthy fats in the almonds help fuel your brain.

Here’s to (almost) dessert for breakfast. And for getting the morning started right.

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Gingered Apricot & Almond Chia Breakfast Parfait

Prep Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, parfait
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Mary Fran Wiley


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • tablespoons agave nectar
  • teaspoon fresh ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 35 grams (1/4 cup) chopped, dried apricots
  • A handful of dried apricots and roughly chopped or slivered almonds to garnish


  • Whisk together the almond milk, almond butter, agave, ginger and salt so that it is smooth.
  • Stir in the chia seeds and dried apricots. Chill for about 2 hours, shaking every half hour or so to make sure the chia seeds don’t clump together.
  • Top with dried apricots and almonds to serve.

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