After having teff porridge for breakfast two mornings in a row, I decided it would be fun to switch things up. My brain started cranking while staring into the fridge and then it hit me… why not make a parfait?
This shouldn’t be too surprising because I’ve been a parfait fan for years — I’ve even turned overnight oat and cooked quinoa into a parfait before. Yes, a parfait with quinoa! It’s not as crazy as it sounds, promise.
Just like quinoa and overnight oats, chilled teff porridge makes an excellent parfait. I really like the texture combo and the nutty flavor. It’s packed with lots of goodness (tons of protein!) and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Plus, it’s in a jar and we all LOVE things that can be eaten from a jar. Examples: salad in a jar, oats in a jar, maple oat n’ apple dessert jars or you know, spoonfuls of nut butter straight from the jar. Speaking of — you should totally add a blob of nut butter to this parfait. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t.
Stir cooked and cooled teff porridge until a bit more uniform in texture — it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Sweeten your plain yogurt with stevia or other sweetener, if desired. I used 5-6 drops of liquid vanilla stevia.
Create two parfaits by layering the teff porridge and yogurt: Spoon a 1/4 cup of yogurt into a half pint mason jar or bowl, then add a quarter of the teff porridge and top with a few banana slices and 1/2 Tablespoon almonds. Add another 1/4 cup of yogurt and then another layer of teff. Top with almonds and banana slices. Repeat the same process to make one additional parfait.