Ah, spring is finally in the air! While a bowl of oatmeal is a morning staple
in our household, spring is the time to ditch the bowl and gravitate towards
all things colorful and vibrant like Smoothies, Chia Puddings, and Yogurt
This Yogurt Parfait combines creamy Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and crunchy
granola that are layered parfait-style in glass jars. A delicious make-ahead
breakfast for busy mornings, a healthy afternoon snack, or an impressive
brunch for your next spring gathering!
Each layer is brimming with flavor, color, and texture. Not only does it taste
delicious, but also is visually appealing when served in small glass jars.
What is a Parfait?
In France, a parfait (meaning perfect) refers to a frozen dessert that is made
from a base of sugar syrup, egg, and cream.The American version, on the other
hand, consists of layers of probiotic-rich yogurt, granola, and nuts and
topped off with fruits or whipped cream and is usually served in a tall glass.
Are these Parfaits healthy?
If nutrition is your goal, be wary of store-bought, pre-made parfaits. They
may appear to be healthy, when in reality, you may be putting high amounts of
fats and sugars into your body. When you make a yogurt parfait at home, you
have complete control over the ingredients you put inside, making it a healthy
option for breakfast.
Our recipe features Greek yogurt which is an excellent source of protein,
calcium, and probiotics, and
Easy and Healthy Homemade Granola
that is lower in fats and sugar than most store store-bought brands and so
addictive. I also packed in fresh strawberries and blueberries for vitamins,
fiber, and flavor. The takeaway here is that a yogurt parfait can be healthy
when made with wholesome and nutritious ingredients.
Looking for more breakfast recipes? Treat yourself to a wonderful morning
Can you make this ahead of time?
Yes! You can make these Parfaits as part of your weekly meal plan.
However, I don’t suggest fully assembling these too far ahead of time as
the granola will lose its crunchy texture and become soggy.Just prepare
the layers of Greek yogurt and fruit in jars and store them in the
refrigerator. When you are ready to eat, just add in the granola and
Fruit: You can use fruits like sliced bananas, sliced apples,
raspberries, and blackberries.
Nuts and Seeds: Feel free to add nuts like walnuts, pecans, sliced
almonds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds for added protein and crunch.
Yogurt: To make it dairy-free and vegan, replace Greek yogurt with
Coconut milk Yogurt.
If you make this Greek Yogurt & Fruit Parfait, I would love to know how it
turned out! Please let me know by leaving a comment below.
- 2 cups Greek Yogurt or any regular yogurt
- 1 1/2 cup of granola, homemade or store-bought
1 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries and blueberries, chopped into
- 2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup, plus more for a drizzle on top
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt and honey.
To build the parfait, spoon yogurt into the bottom of a mason jar or a
glass. Top it with granola and with half of the strawberries and
blueberries. Then, add another layer of yogurt, granola and top it off
with the rest of the diced fruits.
Finally, drizzle a little honey/maple syrup on top of each parfait
glass, garnish with mint leaves and serve.
- Serve immediately.
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