Birthday Cake Parfait

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Yesterday was exhausting.

It was hot. Record breaking for early June. Really really hot. I decided to bake anyway though.
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It flopped. You might be setting yourself up for failure if you attempt to make a vegan, gluten free angel food cake in the wrong pan and with expired cream of tartar and also if you have a strong feeling your oven temp is off…Just saying. It tasted like marshmallows, but the texture was…well…icky.

We went out for dinner, that was nice:) The restaurant gave us free house made grapefruit popsicles since they found out it was my ‘birthday’ and I was vegan. They were good! But they were very melty.

Did I mention yesterday was hot?

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This was almost 10 o clock pm. And its the same today. uuugghh…

So it stands to reason that I wanted something easy and cold for breakfast this morning. Let’s give it up for overnight oats!

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I made the oats and cream the night before, so in the (also hot) morning, all I had to do was assemble!!

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Sometimes my parfaits would prefer to be mixed and mingled, not all separate layers. And thats okay too 😉

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Birthday Cake Parfait

Overnight Oats layer

  • 1/3 C. old fashioned oats
  • 1 T. chia seeds
  • 3/4-1 C. nondairy milk of choice ( I used toasted coconut almond milk)
  • 1/2 T. cashew butter
  • 1/2 T. coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • touch of maple syrup plus additional sweetener to taste (optional)
  • optional: pinch (1/8 tsp) turmuric, for color

Vanilla Cream layer (this makes extra)

  • 1 package silken tofu
  • 1 1/2 T. vanilla extract
  • 1 T. cashew butter
  • 1 T. lemon juice (counters the ‘tofu’ flavor)
  • dash salt
  • sweetener of choice, to taste

Parfait

  • 1 batch Overnight oats
  • a few spoonfuls of Vanilla Cream
  • fruit (I used strawberries)
  • cereal (Nature’s Path Vanilla Sunrise)
  • SPRINKLES.

For Oats: Mix liquid ingredients well, then mix everything together in a tupperware container and put in fridge overnight

For Cream: Blend everything in a food processor until creamy, keep in fridge overnight.

For parfait: Layer oats, cream, cereal and strawberries as you please:) Top with sprinkles, take a spoon and enjoy!!

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Sometimes effort is the last thing you want to use in the morning.

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Especially if it’s hot.

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And especially on your birthday 🙂

There is only one more day of Birthday week!!! 

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