Breakfast Parfait Bar

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Do you have a Mother’s Day or graduation brunch to host soon?  Boy, do I have an easy, but delicious offering for your guests!

Rourke and I usually make a breakfast parfait once or twice a week. We will throw in whatever fruit we have on hand, some yogurt, some crunchy toppings and a healthy sweetener.  We love making these.  They are fun, and you can always change them up!

For your bar, pick some toppings to offer.  I love the coconut chips (I could literally eat the whole bag), nuts, granola, and dried fruits (dates, raisin, cherries, apricots, you name it.)fullsizeoutput_3e7e.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e7f.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e80.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e81.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e82.jpegI like to place the toppings in matching bowls, usually a neutral color. fullsizeoutput_3e83.jpegWhen setting up my buffet, I like to use different heights to place things on.  I also like to place everything in order of use to make traffic flow smoothly.  Fresh flowers are a MUST!fullsizeoutput_3e84.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e85.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e86.jpegI like to offer at least two flavors of yogurt.  Here I have non-fat Greek yogurt and non-fat vanilla-flavored yogurt.  There are many vegan yogurt options out there, also.fullsizeoutput_3e8f.jpegI also like to add one kind of sweetener, like pure maple syrup, raw honey or light agave syrup.fullsizeoutput_3e90.jpegI like to place these together, also using neutral vessels.fullsizeoutput_3e91.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e93.jpegOf course, there are so many choices as far as fruit goes.  I love to offer as many in-season fruit options that I can.fullsizeoutput_3e88.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e89.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e8a.jpegHere I have bananas, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and mangoes.  Pineapples, kiwi, dragonfruit, apples, pears, oranges, etc.  are always delicious.fullsizeoutput_3e8b.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e8c.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e8d.jpegI like to place the fruit on a large platter, displayed in different colored sections.  It makes for an inviting spread.fullsizeoutput_3e8e.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e94.jpegI try to serve the parfaits in a unique, clear glass bowl, dish or glass.  Here, I am using my “Irish coffee” glasses.  The handles make it great for mingling during your brunch.fullsizeoutput_3e97.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e96.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e98.jpegI usually make an example for guests to follow to get ideas. fullsizeoutput_3e99.jpegfullsizeoutput_3e92.jpegI hope you can use these ideas for your Mother’s Day, graduation or any brunch you might be hosting!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

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