Yogurt Parfait

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!

Yogurt Parfait
Yogurt PARFAIT

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

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

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!
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American with French influence
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

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

Instructions

  • Place ⅓ cup of the yogurt at the bottom of four serving glasses.
  • Add ⅛ cup granola and ⅛ cup strawberries to each glass, then add another ⅓ cup yogurt.
  • Add ¼ of the berries to each glass, then add the remaining ⅓ cup yogurt to each glass.
  • Layer on the remaining granola and strawberries, then top with the honey and serve immediately.

Notes

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Keyword: Yogurt Parfait

Berry Yogurt Parfait

About the Author: 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.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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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!