Yogurt Parfait

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Yogurt Parfait is an incredibly EASY healthy breakfast made from layers of sweet vanilla yogurt, berries, granola and honey, ready in only a few minutes!

Breakfast is one of our favorite times of the day, and this week we’re prepping to serve up French Toast Muffins, Breakfast Casserole, and Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake!

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Yogurt Parfait is an insanely easy breakfast made by layering yogurt with fresh raspberries and strawberries, then topping with granola and a drizzle of sweet honey. It’s fast, healthy, and easy which makes it the PERFECT breakfast to make on-the-go on busy weekdays.

You can use regular yogurt or greek yogurt depending on your preference. I’ve also made dessert parfaits layering the berries with frozen yogurt and a drizzle of honey on the top.

One of my favorite things about a parfait is that is has a lot of really colorful layers, so I recommend serving this in a see through glass for presentation. If I’m serving this to guests, I’ve also garnished parfaits with mint leaves and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

WHAT KIND OF GRANOLA IS IN A PARFAIT?

Typically I like to use granola made from oats and nuts, and you can find a lot of different flavors like vanilla or honey and cinnamon. Any sweet granola will work for this parfait recipe. If you don’t have granola, you can also used crushed cereal or cookies on top for texture (but slightly less healthy).

CAN YOU MAKE A PARFAIT AHEAD?

Yogurt parfaits are the perfect recipe to make the day before so you can grab one as you’re walking out the door in the morning.

When I prep this, I layer the yogurt and fruit in a to-go container and seal it tightly in the refrigerator. Then when I’m ready to eat, I add the topping at the last second.

If you add the topping too early, it will end up a little bit soggy and you won’t get that nice crunchy texture we’re looking for.

Berry and Yogurt Parfait

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WHAT KIND OF YOGURT SHOULD YOU USE FOR A PARFAIT?

I like to use regular vanilla yogurt because it’s sweet and creamy, but you can use vanilla greek yogurt if you want more protein and a thicker parfait.

If you want to cut down on the sugar, use a plan greek yogurt with artificial sweetener and berries, and a small amount of honey drizzled on top. You can use any flavor or style yogurt that you prefer, as long as it goes with the toppings you choose.

WHAT YOU CAN ADD TO A PARFAIT

  • Berries
  • Banana
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew melon

TIPS FOR MAKING YOGURT PARFAITS

  • Top your parfait with some mini chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream for a sweeter version.
  • Stir your yogurt with some powdered peanut butter, then layer with bananas and honey for a peanut butter banana parfait!
  • Add some chopped pecans, walnuts, or peanuts to give your parfait some extra crunchy texture.
  • Use a mason jar as a grab-and-go container that’s both easy to pack and will let you see the layers through the glass!

Easy Breakfast Parfait

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Yogurt Parfait

5 from 5 votes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Course: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American with French influence
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Yogurt Parfait is an incredibly EASY healthy breakfast made from layers of sweet vanilla yogurt, berries, granola and honey, ready in only a few minutes!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries or blueberries
  • 1 cup good quality granola
  • 4 tablespoons honey

Instructions

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  1. Layer in an alternating pattern the yogurt and berries then top with the granola and honey and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Amount per serving: 363 calories, Calories: 363g, Carbohydrates: 69g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 83mg, Potassium: 589mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 45g, Vitamin A: 1.1g, Vitamin C: 64.3g, Calcium: 24.8g, Iron: 13.2g

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. This will be perfect for my kids to grab on the way out the door! I will feel great about it too because it is a healthier option!

  2. Oh how I wish I had a slice of this for breakfast today. I love parfaits for breakfast, and this looks super delicious!