Simple Chia Caramel Chocolate Granola Parfait (high-protein, vegan, dairy-free)
All the ingredients in this parfait are homemade!
I have already shared several homemade plant yogurt recipes here and here, and so today I am happy to share with you a date-caramel sauce recipe that is a bit involved (pitting and blending 15 dates..) but well worth the work, and a simple chocolate granola recipe.
All these ingredients are so fresh and full of nutrients and fiber and protein, you will not be hungry for a long long time after this breakfast – a perfect storm of recipes for a healthy breakfast or snack.
Ready, set, read the recipes!
Homemade Caramel Sauce
- 15 dates, pitted, and soaked overnight in water
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp mesquite powder
- pinch salt
Make the date-caramel
- Blend caramel recipe ingredients in blender until smooth, adding a bit more water if necessary to achieve a smoothie finish. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Make the chocolate granola
- Toss the chocolate granola ingredients together in a bowl, spread on cookie sheet, bake at 300 degrees F for 10 minutes to dry and crisp, cool.
- Build ParfaitsStir 1 tsp chia seeds into plant yogurt. Layer that with the caramel and granola, and top with more granola, fruit, nibs and more caramel!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.