Every year, my mother-in-law makes holiday trifles for friends and family. Since they are pretty much dairy and gluten bombs, it isn’t a tradition that Tony and I can partake. However, it’s really a blessing in disguise. The layers of fat and sugar in a traditional English trifle aren’t exactly waistline-friendly. Fortunately, we can all enjoy this healthy breakfast trifle without the guilt!
This recipe for a watermelon breakfast trifle was shared with us by the National Watermelon Board.
Special Diet Notes & Options: Healthy Breakfast Trifle
This healthy breakfast trifle is easily vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free and soy-free – just keep an eye on the yogurt, granola and cereal that you use.
For flavored dairy-free yogurt, I recommend trying brands like Silk (soy-based and SO good!), So Delicious (coconut-based and easy to find), Coconut Dream (coconut-based and indulgent), or CoYo (coconut-based, incredibly rich and very low sugar).
If coconut isn’t your cup of tea, use sliced almonds instead, or simply omit for a 5-layer breakfast trifle. And don’t forget that other fruit or melon can be used once watermelon season has passed.
- Spread the vanilla yogurt over bottom of a deep glass casserole or trifle dish.
- Layer the remaining ingredients evenly, starting with the granola and ending with the shredded coconut.