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Kickstart your morning with a burst of freshness! My Yogurt Parfait layers creamy Greek yogurt, crunchy granola, and a medley of juicy berries, topped off with sweet honey and crunchy almond slices. It’s the perfect balance of nutritious and delicious, setting you up for a successful day.

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Easy Yogurt Parfait

Here’s how I like to start my day off on the right foot: with a delicious, layered Yogurt Parfait that’s as pretty as it is tasty. I begin with a generous base of thick Greek yogurt—vanilla for a hint of sweetness or plain for that tangy kick. It’s a creamy canvas waiting for its colorful toppings.

Next, I sprinkle a hearty layer of crunchy granola for that satisfying bite, followed by a vibrant mix of fresh berries—strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries—that burst with juiciness in every spoonful. A final drizzle of honey or maple syrup brings everything together with just the right touch of sweetness.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Greek Yogurt: I use it for its creamy texture and rich protein content. You can swap in any yogurt you like; soy or coconut yogurt are great dairy-free options.
Granola: Adds a lovely crunch and fiber. Feel free to use any type of granola you prefer, or even a mix of your favorite cereal if granola isn’t on hand.
Honey or Maple Syrup: I drizzle this on for sweetness. Agave syrup is a good alternative if you’re looking for something different.
Mixed Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are my favorites to use. No berries? No problem. Try chopped peaches, mango, or any fruit you have.
Bananas: They provide a soft texture and natural sweetness. If bananas aren’t your thing, pears or apples could work nicely too.
Almond Slices: They give a nice crunch and a bit of nuttiness. Swap them out with any nuts you have, or skip them if you’re nut-free.

How To Make Yogurt Parfait

Whipping up this Yogurt Parfait is a breeze! Start by layering half of your Greek yogurt into two bowls or glasses, drizzling each with honey or maple syrup to sweeten. Sprinkle a crunchy layer of granola next, followed by a colorful array of fresh mixed berries and banana slices for that sweet, fruity punch.

Top it off with the remaining yogurt, another layer of granola, and a final drizzle of your sweetener. Finish with a sprinkle of almond slices for a nutty crunch. There you have it, a visually appealing and deliciously balanced breakfast ready in minutes!

Frequently Asked QuestionsCan I make this parfait the night before? Yes, you can assemble the parfait the night before. However, keep in mind that the granola will soften from sitting with the yogurt and fruits. If you prefer it crunchy, add the granola and the final drizzle of honey or maple syrup just before serving. What are some dairy-free alternatives for Greek yogurt? There are great plant-based yogurts available made from almond, soy, or coconut that work well in this recipe. They maintain a similar texture and are a perfect substitute for Greek yogurt if you’re looking to keep it dairy-free. How can I keep my bananas from browning in the parfait? A little squeeze of lemon juice on the sliced bananas can help prevent browning. This won’t alter the taste much but will help keep your parfait looking fresh and appealing. Can I use frozen berries instead of fresh? Absolutely! Frozen berries work just as well in this parfait. They’re often picked and frozen at peak ripeness, so you’re still getting a lot of flavor. Just allow them to thaw slightly before you add them to your parfait to avoid excess moisture.

Expert Tips

Layer strategically: Place heavier ingredients like fruits at the bottom and lighter ones like granola at the top to prevent them from getting soggy too quickly.
Boost flavors with extracts: Add a splash of vanilla or almond extract to your yogurt for an extra flavor boost that enhances the overall taste of your parfait.
Choose the right glass: Use a clear, tall glass to assemble your parfait. This not only shows off the beautiful layers but also makes it easier to create even layers.
Personalize with toppings: Tailor your parfait to your taste or what you have on hand. Nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, and dried fruits are all great alternatives that add texture and flavor.

Storage

I prefer to eat Yogurt Parfait’s the same day since the granola will stay crunchy. However, you could still place them in the fridge and cover tightly with some plastic wrap, and use within 1-2 days. Just remember, the granola may become a little soggy but it is still good.

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Yogurt Parfait
Prep 10 minutes minutesCook 0 minutes minutesTotal 10 minutes minutes

This Yogurt Parfait recipe is a delightful and easy-to-make breakfast or snack that layers creamy yogurt, crunchy granola, and fresh fruits topped with a sweet drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

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Instructions Start with the yogurt as your base. Divide half of the Greek yogurt evenly between two serving glasses or bowls. Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup (adjust according to sweetness preference).Spoon a layer of granola over the yogurt and honey in each glass, reserving a bit to garnish the top. Add a layer of mixed berries next, distributing them evenly between the glasses.Place a layer of sliced bananas on top of the berries. Divide the remaining yogurt between the two glasses, layering it over the bananas.Finish off with the remaining granola, a final drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and a sprinkle of almond slices or chopped nuts for an extra crunch.Enjoy the parfait immediately for the crunchiest granola texture, or refrigerate for up to an hour to allow the flavors to meld.

Notes
Adjust sweetness: Tailor the sweetness by varying the amount of honey or maple syrup based on your preference and the sweetness of the yogurt and fruits used.
Customize your layers: Feel free to substitute any of the fruits or add additional types such as kiwi or mango for a tropical twist.
Keep it crunchy: For the best texture, add granola just before serving to maintain its crunchiness.

Nutrition InformationServing: 1servingCalories: 716kcal (36%)Carbohydrates: 105g (35%)Protein: 33g (66%)Fat: 21g (32%)Saturated Fat: 5g (31%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 13mg (4%)Sodium: 116mg (5%)Potassium: 508mg (15%)Fiber: 8g (33%)Sugar: 68g (76%)Vitamin A: 191IU (4%)Vitamin C: 5mg (6%)Calcium: 354mg (35%)Iron: 3mg (17%)

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.

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