Breakfast at a premium

[donotprint]When I get in my mind that I want to try a certain food or incorporate something in a particular recipe I find it pretty hard to shake the idea…which of late has ended up costing me a near fortune.

This mornings breakfast was a little on the pricey side…

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Vegan Raspberry and Chocolate Overnight Oats Parfait…with Pistachios which came at a premium!

Raspberries… €5.00

Pistachios… €5.00 (if I had of both the de-shelled bag it would have set me back close to €10.00!!!!)

Vegan Overnight Oat Chocolate and Raspberry Parfait

When I saw the bag of roasted de-shelled pistachios priced at €10.00 I almost fell out of my standing, though had I not found a cheaper bag, shells included, I would have taken the hit. That’s how much I wanted them!

Ok so I didn’t use the full bag of Pistachios for my Parfait….

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Oh so worth it!!! Smile

I just now need to come up with some other fantastic ways to incorporate them in my meals. I better not become too fond of them, between them and the Pecans I’ll be counting out my pennies.

Why are nuts so darn expensive?

More of a statement than a question in my mind but I figured I’d Google it as I have a tendency to do when the answer escapes me which usually proves quite successful….

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Not today! Basically just a whole load more people asking and complaining about the price of nuts!

Nuts I’ve found to be most expensive

  • Pistachios
  • Pecans
  • Pine Nuts

My Favourite Nuts

  • Pistachios
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts

You can see my problem!

What are your favourite nuts?

Do you happen to know why nuts are so expensive? [/donotprint]

Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oats Parfait


Servings – 1

Preparation Time – 5 minutes


Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oats

  • 30g (1/3 cup) rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp buckwheat groats
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 85g (1/3 cup) fresh raspberries
  • 125ml (2/3 cup) boiling water (I like my oats sticky so add a little more or add cold milk before serving to loosen if you prefer)
  • 2 tsp honey

Parfait Add Ins

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) plain soy yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • 125g (1 cup) fresh raspberries

Raspberry Sauce

  • 1 heaped tbsp frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Mix together all ingredients for overnight oats and place in a seal tight container in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. To make the raspberry sauce place raspberries, honey and water in pan, bring to the boil and simmer or 3-5 minutes (until slightly thickened)
  3. Assemble parfait layering oats, yoghurt, fresh raspberries, pistachios and sauce

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