* Instead of Greek yogurt, I’ve used coconut milk (from a can; full-fat or light as preferred). For a somewhat less creamy option, an additional half cup of almond or other milk of choice could also be used.
**Maple yogurt is a delicious alternative to vanilla yogurt in the pudding and parfaits. To make, add 1 tablespoon (20g) maple syrup per cup of plain Greek yogurt. For creamiest texture and best flavor, I like whole milk Greek yogurt; 2% works well too.
Blended option: The seeds create a texture similar to tapioca. For those who don’t care for that texture, the pudding may be blended.
Pack the pudding or parfaits in small Mason or Weck jars (or any small jar you may have) for a perfect breakfast on the run. The parfaits may be assembled in advance. Note that the granola will become more chewy than crunchy – different but delicious in its own way. For the best of both textures, I assemble the parfaits up to the topping layer of granola and add that just before serving.
For added protein and an extra hint of sweetness, I sometimes stir in 2 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder. My favorite is Earth Fed Muscle’s Whey Back Vanilla.