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Strawberry crunch

strawberry, crunch, fresh fruit, breakfast


Source: Children’s healthy and fun cookbook by Nicola Graimesyoghurt

Serve: 2-3

150g strawberries (about 6-8 medium sized)
4 tbsp fresh orange juice
50g whole porridge oats
3 tbsp sunflower seeds
3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2-3 tbsp clear running honey
12 dsp/ 8 tbsp thick natural bio yoghurt (I used Pauls brand)


  1. Cut the green stalks and leaves from the strawberries and then thickly slice the fruit. Put the strawberries in a bowl and add the orange juice. Set aside.
  2. Put the oats in a frying pan and dry fry over a medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Turn the oats occasionally with a wooden spoon to make sure they cook evenly.
  3. Add the sunflower and pumpkin seeds and dry fry for another 2 minutes or until light golden. Take care – the pumpkin seeds may pop a little!
  4. Take the pan off the heat. Stir in the honey – it will sizzle at first but keep stirring until the oats and seeds are coated. Allow to cool slightly.
  5. Put a layer of the oats in the bottom of each glass. Add 2 heaped dessert spoonfuls (dsp) of yoghurt and then some of the fruit. Add another layer of each.


  • If you want to speed up your preparation in the morning, you can toast oats and nuts the night before and store them in the fridge. Then you just need to assembly all the required ingredients during breakfast.
  • For a tasty twist, try swapping strawberries with any choice of your favourite fresh fruits such as kiwi fruits, bananas, mangoes, blueberries and peaches, or even a mixed combination of them.
  • You can still adjust the sweetness of this parfait by adding honey before serving.

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  1. Quinn says:

    They look really great! ave you tried making Bircher Muesli as well? It’s easy and can be assembled the night before and just top off with fruits upon serving. Absolutely love it with a drizzle of maple syrup!

  2. Selba says:

    The strawberries look so pretty… must be really yummy too 🙂

  3. oo yum, I would love this for breakfast! My breakfast is always cereal with milk or oats.

  4. anncoo says:

    Nice post and strawberry is my favorite. Must try this healthy recipe some day.

  5. What a great breakfast!! Pictures are so pretty!

  6. lisa says:

    Beautiful and Healthy!

  7. Joanne says:

    Back when i first started college, I NEVER ate breakfast…or if I did, it was usually something like poptarts…blech. Now I’m totally a breakfast person! These strawberry crunch parfait look delicious and super nutritious!

  8. sweetlife says:

    great pics, this look perfect for my girls…sunflower and pumpkin seeds (our fav)…yum



  9. LCOM says:

    This is one healthy snack. I like how you dressed it and your photography, so pretty!

  10. Pei-Lin says:

    Oh, yes!! This is one low-calorie, nutritious, healthy dessert! One that I don’t mind having seconds and thirds!! Perfect on hot, hot days like these. Wonderful photography and styling, too, as usual! Keep it up!

  11. lingzie says:

    i just love korean strawberries!! they’re really sweet! but $$$ and not always available here 🙁
    congrats on being a healthbuzz editor!

    • food-4tots says:

      Lingzie: Thanks! Not sure about Pg, but Korean strawberries are cheaper than US strawberries in SG. Somemore, they are in season now and sold at special offer in the supermarket. 😉

  12. tigerfish says:

    The momentum is just not there when it comes to making breakfast. When I was staying with my parents, my breakfast was not so healthy – local breakfast(savory kuehs), bread with fish fingers and ham(processed food) etc…
    After I got married, I was too lazy and got used to granola/muesli with milk. But should be healthier? Heee heeee…..

    I love your parfait 🙂

  13. Happy Cook says:

    Just for breakfast???? you can serve this for me anytime of the day or night 🙂 looks so so healthy and delicous. When the season for strawberry is here (good ones) i am gonna make this.

    • food-4tots says:

      Happy Cook: You’re right, it can be served anytime of the time. Strawberries are in season now. I bought these Korean strawberries from Cold Storage @ 4 small punnets for S$10. 😉

  14. noobcook says:

    What a healthy and pretty breakfast to start the day! I never would have thought that this is easy to make, I can have it for tea break too 😀

    • food-4tots says:

      Noobcook: Thanks! Yeah, it’s definitely simpler than you had thought. Strawberries are cheap now. So it’s the best time to try it out. 😉

  15. Dora says:

    Healthy! but…think i will get hungry very fast.

  16. Wonderful dessert. Look gorgeous!

  17. Alice says:

    Oh, they are so pretty! I can’t resist to take a bite! Can I?

  18. Little Inbox says:

    It’s a good breakfast to kick start a day! Love it!
    And congrats for featured editor too!

  19. jo says:

    These look so delicious and a great breakfast treat.

  20. Great food photography!!!! Makes me want to have a bite 🙂

  21. So beautifully presented for such a healthy breakfast, not to mention that it should be a great treat for summer.

    • food-4tots says:

      TasteHongKong: Thanks!! Even we don’t have summer here, the hot weather is killing us. This dessert just comes in time to “rescue” us! LOL! 😉

  22. felicia says:

    simple and delicious at the same time.
    best thing is that its so pretty to look at!
    appetizing 🙂 you make me hungry at this time!

    • food-4tots says:

      Felicia: Thanks for your sweet sweet words! You make my day! So sorry that I make you feel hungry but you can easily make one at home, right? 😉

  23. peanutts says:

    Hi, I still hate taking breakfast, Usually have cofee and then suddenly get all hungry mid day. Your breakfast looks delish, especially the strawberries, meaning to get in touch , want a few names of good food places to try in penang,

    • food-4tots says:

      Peanutts: Oh! That’s not a good news as your metabolism rate will fluctuate. Have a light breakfast if possible. Will reply you via email about your queries.

  24. Swee says:

    very nice photos and I’d definitely wake up earlier if I have breakfasts like this 🙂

  25. mycookinghut says:

    Lovely! Give me any strawberry dessert, I am happy to eat 🙂

  26. evelyn says:

    Can I use quaker oatmeal? I’ve never toasted whole oats. Is it crunchy or chewy? Strawberry is my son favourite too! I bought the driscole one in NTUC finest and cant wait to make it for my little boy.

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn: I haven’t tried instant oatmeal yet. I think rolled oats (porridge oats) will give a more crunchy texture than instant oats. Oh I love Driscoll’s strawberries! They were on offer by Cold Storage today. 😉

  27. evelyn says:

    I made it this morning and indeed the instant oats aren’t that crunchy. A great work out for the little mouth..hehe.. but later he don’t want anymore. Thanks, will check out the Cold Storage. Happy Holidays to you and your family too!

    • food-4tots says:

      Evelyn: We need to encourage our kids to chew more so that their gum will be stronger when they grow up. If you still can’t find roll oats, you can make this parfait again without adding oats. Thanks and happy holidays to your family and you too! 😉

  28. kellempxt says:

    where to find ah these korean strawberries?

    ntuc have?

    or sheng shiong in ten mile junction anyone?

    • food-4tots says:

      Kellempxt: I bought mine from Cold Storage (Tampines One). If Korean strawberries are in season, you can easily find them in either wet market or supermarket ie NTUC, Giant etc. But I see more US strawberries on sales now. 😉

  29. star says:

    hi, I don’t have porridge oat, can I use rolled oat? thank you.

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