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Layers of fresh fruit, roasted almonds, creamy pudding, and cake donuts create a decadent dish that’s perfect for a special brunch celebration! In only 15 minutes, you can prepare a beautiful Almond Berry Donut Trifle for a quick and easy make-ahead breakfast or dessert that is sure to wow your guests! 

A donut trifle in a glass and topped with berries and whipped cream


This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

I’ve got to say: this might be one of my all-time favorite recipe creations! I adore trifles for dessert, so imagine my delight when I realized that I could serve one for breakfast!!!

The layers of different ingredients and textures come together in a perfectly sweet, creamy, and crunchy treat. And with Mother’s Day on the horizon, I can’t think of a better way to spoil the special lady in your life!

A glass dish filled with a donut trifle and topped with whipped cream and strawberries

This Donut Trifle Is No Bake And Fast Prep!

We all know that I’m not much of a baker and I love a good shortcut. My patience and my lifestyle don’t allow me to spend hours in the kitchen crafting the perfect flakey homemade croissant or multi-layer cake from scratch, but I can still impress my guests with some fancy-looking tricks. That’s one more reason that I love this recipe so much!

There’s no baking involved and almost no prep work to deal with. You can assemble the dish in a matter of minutes and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy!

With ingredients like fresh berries, Blue Diamond’s Honey Roasted Almonds,

A tin of blue diamond almonds used to make a donut trifle

vanilla-almond flavored creamy pudding, and donuts, your tastebuds will be singing a happy Spring tune!

A close up of three donuts used to make a donut trifle

Plus, they’re pretty…and when you’re serving mom a sweet treat for brunch, presentation gets you a loooooong way (she doesn’t need to know that it only took you a few minutes to prepare)!

A side shot of a donut trifle topped with cream and berries

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Almond Berry Donut Trifle

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 160 kcal
Layers of fresh fruit, roasted almonds, creamy pudding and cake donuts create a decadent dish that's perfect for a special occasion brunch!


  • 2 pkg. 3.4 ounces each vanilla flavored instant pudding mix
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 donuts each cut into 8 pieces (I used plain cake donuts)
  • 1 cup fresh berries I used a combination of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
  • ½ cup chopped Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds
  • 1 8 ounce tub frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • Beat pudding mixes, almond extract, and cold milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream.
  • Layer half each of the donut pieces, pudding, berries, almonds and whipped topping in trifle dish or large bowl; repeat layers (ending with whipped topping).
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve (this trifle can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance).
  • Just before serving, garnish top of trifle with sprinkles, additional chopped almonds, or additional fresh berries!


This recipe can also be prepared in individual bowls or jars. Depending on the size of your bowls, you may just be able to create one layer of each ingredient. That works, too! If your individual bowls are relatively large, you will probably only get about 8 servings from the recipe.


Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 125mgSugar: 13gVitamin A: 235IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword: berry trifle, no bake trifle
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom



Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. I think this might be one of my favorite breakfast/dessert treats from you, too! I love that you used honey roasted almonds (my favorite!) and donuts in this gorgeous trifle. Sounds so perfect for Mother’s Day and other get-togethers!

  2. I see why this could be your favorite – it could easily be mine too!! This is the perfect flavor combo for spring and I have to set aside a time to try a similar version 🙂