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I think I have finally stumbled across something that my tiny picky eaters will eat.

Breakfast Parfait –

The granola is so easy to make, and my hubby can assemble the parfait whilst I remain in bed, clinging to every last possible bit of sleep.

I adapted it somewhat from The Hillbilly Housewife’s recipe for Skillet Granola.


  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground flax

Toast the oats in the oil in a large skillet.

Melt the other ingredients (except the flax) in a small saucepan.

Add the flax to the oats and continue to toast for a minute, or until you say, “Holy Crap, I think the flax is burning!” This happens very fast, so I say that every time I make it. It always turns out okay – the flax develops a really nutty flavor. It’s delicious in this.

Pour the toasted oats onto a sheet tray. Pour the butter/sugar/honey sauce over the oats.

Stir. Cool.

Freeze for later.

Make another batch.

Serve with Greek yogurt, fruit, and a drizzle of honey.

I bought a bunch of fresh strawberries and blueberries, then cut the strawberries up and macerated everything with a bit of honey. I froze the berries in several quart sized freezer bags so we could make breakfasts easily.

Then my children decide they didn’t like the stupid blueberries. 

Even though they do, in fact, love blueberries – just not these ones.

You know, the ones that cost twelve dollars.

Fun Fact: After I took the pretty picture at the top, I had to pick out all the blueberries before I served it to my kids.

Dadgum kids.

Give this a try – it’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s real food.