Fourth of July Parfait


We love this red-white-and-blue breakfast combo! But if you like, feel free to substitute a cup of Stone-Fruit Salsa for the berries.

kitchen gear

  • Measuring cup
  • Small pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Lidded container
  • Large spoon
  • 2 glasses



  • 1⁄2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons real maple syrup or honey
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or blackberries
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen strawberries or raspberries



  • Put the oats, water, and salt in a small pot and turn the heat to high. As soon as the water comes to a full, rolling boil – where it’s still bubbling even if you stir it – turn the heat down to low and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally so the oatmeal doesn’t stick to the bottom. Set aside to cool to room temperature and then put into the lidded container.
  • Add the yogurt and honey or maple syrup and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Divide the blueberries between 2 glasses and top each with half the oatmeal-yogurt mixture. Press the mixture down with the back of the spoon, then top each with half the strawberries. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.


Steel-cut oats are simply coarsely chopped whole oats that cook up chewy and nutty. The more typical rolled or “old-fashioned” oats are whole oats that have been steamed, rolled flat, and toasted. Both are delicious. No steel-cut oats? No problem! Stir together 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1/2 cup milk, then proceed with step 2.

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