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Almond Butter Cranberry Oatmeal Parfait

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats gluten-free if desired
  • 1/2 cup plant milk of choice + 3 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds I used white buy any color will work
  • 1 heaping tbsp almond butter
  • 1 heaping tbsp cranberry jam OR jam of choice see my recipe below

Optional

  • 1/4 tsp ceylon cinnamon
  • fresh fruit topping

Cranberry Jam Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 orange, cut in half
  • 2 ceylon cinnamon sticks
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp arrowroot

Instructions

  • Add oats, milk/water, chia seeds, and optional cinnamon to a saucepan and simmer on low heat while stirring (about 3-4 minutes) until desired consistency. You may want to add more liquid if the oatmeal is getting too thick.
  • When oatmeal is ready, add a layer of oatmeal to the bottom of a mug. Next, layer cacao nibs (the will allow them to melt a little), then a dollop of almond butter and a dollop of jam.
  • Repeat layering until the mug is filled or ingredients are used up.
  • Once layered, use a chopstick or long spoon to slightly mix contents of parfait so that the layers blend and you get a taste of all the flavors in each bite.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and/or top with fresh fruit as desired.

Cranberry Jam Instructions

  • Rinse cranberries and add to a saucepan with zest and juice of 1 orange. Add the 2 squeezed out orange halves to the pan as well.
  • Add all remaining ingredients (EXCEPT arrowroot) to the pan and simmer on low heat, stirring the mixture as it thickens. After about 5 minutes, add arrowroot and simmer another 3-5 minutes until you achieve a thick jam consistency.
  • Remove from heat, remove orange halves as well as cinnamon sticks and star anise. Spoon jam into a jar and allow it to cool before storing it in a refrigerated sealed container.

Notes

Enjoy this parfait immediately. and the cranberry jam for up to two weeks.
Serves 1.