I usually put my breakfasts on autopilot. I’m one of those people who can eat the same thing every day with no complaints. But I like to get more creative and add new breakfast ideas to the mix when my daughter Norah heads back to school. She isn’t as excited as me to eat the same thing every day, so I try to mix things up and make breakfast a little special. One go-to strategy for making the morning a little more fun is to break out the Wild Blueberries!
September is when most kids are heading back to school, and it also happens to be National Breakfast Month, so there’s no better time to try out a new breakfast recipe. Being fueled in the morning is so important for focus and concentration, especially for children and teens that start the day super early and have to wait a long time before lunch.
Wild Blueberries make a great addition to any breakfast, not only because they’re delicious, full of fiber and are nutrient rich, but also because they’re food for the brain! Recent research shows that eating Wild Blueberries can help with cognitive function and memory, making them the perfect ingredient for back-to-school breakfasts.
We love my Wild Blueberry Banana Bread, Wild Blueberry Crumb Cake, and Belgian Waffles with Wild Blueberry Mascarpone Cream for weekends and special occasions, but my new favorite breakfast for any day of the week is this Toasted Oat Parfait with Caramelized Wild Blueberries.
The toasted oats are an easy alternative to granola, and take much less time to prepare (but still provide the same crunch and texture). You can make a big batch of these to keep in the fridge for topping on ice cream, hot cereal, or a bowl of fresh fruit. The protein-packed Greek yogurt will keep the kiddos full, and the caramelized Wild Blueberries will make anyone smile.
This Toasted Oat Parfait with Caramelized Wild Blueberries is a delicious way to make breakfast feel special and help your family stay fueled all morning long.