Hello, and welcome to the first recipe in my new column, But First, Breakfast! I've been thinking about the idea for this series for a long time, probably ever since I started touring to promote my breakfast cookbook, Whole Grain Mornings, and readers told me how much they longed for really simple weekday breakfast ideas.
This series is about real-world, make-ahead breakfasts that you can actually fit into your busy, everyday life. These recipes are either quick enough to conquer on an average weekday morning or, as is the case with today's baklava parfaits, can be prepped in advance on a weekend or a quiet weeknight (do these even exist anymore?). I promise these recipes will be more exciting than a container of yogurt or an energy bar, but will feel just as easy. So let's get this thing started, shall we?