Roasted nectarine parfait

Remember that fun thing we used to do on Wednesdays over here before PW came into our lives? It involved a whole bunch of pictures of what I ate throughout the day and a link up with hundreds of other peeps doing the same. Ring a bell?

Well, it’s back for today! We’re on a one week hiatus until a few of us tackle another round of PW recipes so I thought I’d join the party again over at Jenn’s.

Picmonkey got collages and I’m in love. Feast your eyes not only on all the food that I ate yesterday but also a totally customizable collage! Seriously, if you need the ability to make a collage, this is the best one I’ve used. It lets you drag the boxes to whatever size you want and rotate the orientation of the whole collage itself. Geek out session over.

  1. egg + egg white + bacon waffle sandwich with berries
  2. leftover salmon + roasted strawberry couscous + simple spinach salad
  3. roasted nectarine yogurt parfait…more below on that!
  4. the last triple chocolate protein bar + fitmixer aminos
  5. a spicy lentil + veggie red curry dish that you’ll be hearing about later this week + broccoli + rice

Not a bad day of food now that it’s all out in front of me.

Jenn’s theme for the month of June is sensible snacking. So in light of that, I threw together a quick parfait by roasting a nectarine and making my own chia + oat granola at the same time.

Since strawberries worked so well, I figured nectarines wouldn’t be a bad choice either for the whole roasting thing. I’m kind of tempted to see if there isn’t any fruit made better by roasting because these were awesome. Bananas might be weird though…

I combined the roasted nectarines with some Chobani & chia oat granola and had a custom, healthy parfait in 10 minutes. A little more special and tasty than just layering the usual stuff but without a huge time commitment. Win, win.

I loved the added chia seeds in the granola for an extra health boost but couldn’t stop thinking they were small bugs every time I lifted the spoon to my mouth. I think the ant incident scarred me. When they’re not tormenting me in my pants, I now think they’re in my food.


Click on over to Jenn’s blog to see all the WIAW fun. You’ll have plenty of snack ideas to last you the month!
5.0 from 2 reviews

Roasted Nectarine Parfait
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A quick parfait with roasted nectarines and homemade granola.
Recipe type: snack
Serves: 1
  • 1 nectarine, chopped
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • unsweetened coconut flakes, for topping
  • sliced almonds, for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine oats, chia seeds, coconut oil, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Toss to combine.
  3. Lay chopped nectarine on one side of baking sheet and oat/chia mixture on the other.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently being careful not to burn the oats.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for a minute.
  6. Layer 1-2 tablespoons of yogurt in the bottom of a bowl or cup, top with a spoonful of granola, then nectarine, sprinkling coconut flakes and almond slices in between.
  7. Continue layering until ingredients are used up.
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  1. 1

    LOVE roasted nectarines!!! They flavour just intensifies! I must try the strawberries :) Happy Hump Day!

  2. 2

    Egg whites? Chia?
    Perhaps I could pull off WIAW after all!!! :-)

  3. 3

    Yum!!! That sounds so good!

  4. 4

    I’m gonna have to swing by Pic Monkey, I didn’t know they did collages!

    Everything looks wonderful as usual!

  5. 5

    I haven’t had a nectarine in ages! For some reason I never seem to buy them?

  6. 6

    Sounds delish, and looks gorgeous! Sorry about the ant incident… that doesn’t sound like fun! I like adding chia to yogurt, too.

  7. 7

    Oooooh ROASTED nectarines?! I love that idea!

  8. 8

    I love pic monkey I was so happy when they got collages!!

  9. 9

    I love roasted nectarines and peaches! What a wonderful idea to put them on yogurt!! Wonderful, healthy yummy treat!

  10. 10

    haha too funny I roasted peaches and just finished blogging about it, due to your inspiration yesterday. And I can confirm that peaches are even more delicious roasted too. And I’ve roasted bananas before in the skin, they actually came out amazing and gooey and caramelized!

    • 11
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      loooove roasted peaches! I can’t believe the bananas actually work. Now I’m intrigued…

  11. 12

    A: again, great minds, I pic monkey’d the hell outta today’s post. Also? parfait, also? grill the nectarines, add fennel, blue cheese, and honey, and put that shit on top of a grilled pizza. zomg.

  12. 14

    I actually think roasted bananas sound pretty awesome :-) BUT, nectarines are my all-time favorite summer fruit, so I’d go with those too :-)

  13. 15

    Between your roasted strawberries & nectarines, Katie’s Popsicles and her roasted peaches, my roasted grapes, we could open a fruit-roasting business :)

    • 16
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I know! It’s slightly ridiculous. I’m done with the roasting thing for now (or at least posting about it ;))

  14. 17

    YAY! for picmonkey. Isn’t it so easy and fun! I love it. I didn’t know you could change the size of the boxes…I’m gonna have to play around with that for sure!
    I don’t think I could eat a chia seed for at least a week if I had an ant in my pants! I have trouble eating chocolate covered almonds after my cockroach incident, but I have learned to power through!!

  15. 18

    egg bacon waffle sandwich – why yes… I think I would like that. most definitely. :)

  16. 19

    My turn for a “OMG, why didn’t I think of that?!” moment – eggs/bacon WAFFLE sandwich. Genius! (I promise I had to type out “genius” literally 3 times just now because my fingers kept typing out G-E-N-U-I-S…yep! That I am.) Hubby is going to love this new breakfast sandwich pairing as well!! He might even type you an email thanking you. MAYBE.

  17. 21

    I love the “sensible snacking” idea! I am bad at keeping up on healthy snacks and your parfait looks just perfect for an afternoon snacky treat. :)

  18. 22
    91% Chocolate Lover says:

    I really want to make that now…I just got my first peaches/nectarines of the season, I always look forwards to the summer for all the fruits that are finally ripe. Just one question though, something I’ve been curious about for a while. Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s Greek Yogurt? Everyone is always talking about Fage or Chobani, and while I’ve never tried them, I think that the Trader Joe’s brand is really good and relatively cheap (which is good for me, because I go through a 2lb. tub about every week).

    • 23
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I have tried their yogurt and do love it (as with everything from that store!) but the only problem is my closest TJ’s is about 35 minutes away so it’s just not practical to go there every time I go grocery shopping. When I make my monthly or so trip I do stock up :) Chobani is my favorite “big brand” that I can find everywhere for the price. Love Fage too but it’s not worth the extra $ to me.

  19. 24

    I love parfaits with Chobani! And definitely need to get on this roasting fruit trend. I haven’t tried strawberries yet…and now I want roasted nectarines too!

  20. 25

    haha remember that one time we almost all thought it was this wednesday?! omg panic!! that would’ve been bad. this parfait looks good! healthy and light, i’d eat a cup of this for breakfast :)

  21. 27

    LOVe parfaits – it’s like a dessert that’s good for you. you can’t go wrong. And I LOVE picmonkey ;)

  22. 28

    Delicious looking eats. I love picmonkey and was so excited last week when I saw they had collages now!

  23. 29

    Mmm roasted nectarines! I’ve had grilled fruit, and roasted grapes, but never roasted nectarines. I love them fresh and can only imagine their deliciousness when roasted.

  24. 30

    This post made me put together a banana berry parfait for dessert instead of grabbing cookies. Also, thanks for the pic monkey site! I have been wondering how those collages are made.

  25. 31

    Roasted nectarines, yum!! I love seeing what other people eat, I’m so creepy :)

  26. 32

    Beautiful pictures! Can’t wait for the curry dish!:)

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