Colorful summertime breakfast bowls with tropical fruit, what could be better? These feature homemade dragon fruit chia pudding and tropical granola that are easy to make, oil-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and plant-based. This breakfast beautifully satisfies a whole food plant-based lifestyle.
Tropical granola and chia pudding?! Yep, it's a fantastic combination! These tropical breakfast bowls have the works, including fresh fruit. They seem fancy, but once you've taken about 40 minutes to make the granola and chia pudding, you've easily got this fancy breakfast whenever you'd like!
what you'll love about these bowls
The flavors, colors, and textures make it so fun to eat!
With the chia pudding and granola made ahead, it only takes a few minutes to put these bowls together.
They're packed with whole food plant-based nutrition, including lots of fiber, protein, and omega-3s.
breakfast bowl or parfait?
You can put this together either way! It's nice to mix it up, since they are different experiences. If you're feeling in the mood for stacked ingredients, go for the parfait. If spreading the ingredients out and enjoying them separately is more your vibe, then the breakfast bowl method is the way to go.
Once you've made one batch of the granola recipe, you have 12 servings! With a triple batch of the pink dragon fruit chia pudding, you have enough for 12 servings - that's chia pudding for a family of four for three days. Want to make 12 servings worth for just two people? To ensure fresh pudding, I recommend making 1 ½ of this chia pudding recipe at a time (three days worth).
make these recipes in advance
The recipe below is figuring you've made your dragon fruit chia pudding and tropical granola in advance. It only takes about 40 minutes to make the granola, and within that time you can make the chia pudding.
The Tropical Granola recipe makes about 3x as much as you need for these 4 servings, so you will have plenty left over for other breakfasts or snacks. Or add more to your chia puddings, no judgement here.
Also great with Raspberry Chia Jam!
Tropical Pink Breakfast Bowls
- Choose either a shallow bowl for a breakfast bowl or a tall bowl or short glass for a parfait.
- Starting with chia pudding, add a couple tablespoons to the bowl. Top the chia pudding with the jam.
- For the remaining ingredients, either stack them in a tall bowl or glass for a parfait or place them in a circle in a shallow bowl. Sprinkle with the dragon fruit powder last.
- Eat immediately. If prepping for the week, the granola is best added just prior to consuming.