Whether you eat a yogurt parfait for breakfast or dinner it sure is a great way to enjoy layers of yogurt, fruit, and granola. With just four ingredients this recipe is the best breakfast on the go, a quick snack during the day, or even a light dinner or dessert.
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One of my favorite things for breakfast is a parfait. If you ask me to choose between eggs/pancakes/waffles or yogurt parfait? I would choose yogurt with fruit and granola parfait.
What is a yogurt parfait?
- Fruits - You can use any fruits that are in season or your favorite frozen fruits.
- Yogurt - You can use any yogurt, homemade plain yogurt, Greek yogurt, or your favorite brand.
- Granola - Can be just a topping or in between layers. Use as little or as much as you want. Use homemade granola or your favorite brand. And if you like making homemade granola, try my favorite recipes blueberry almonds, cranberry almond, pecan pie, date seeds, or toasted coconut cashew.
- Sweetener - A good drizzle of honey or maple syrup is all you need for sweetness.
Ingredients and substitute
- Yogurt - Greek yogurt is always a great candidate for yogurt parfait because it's thicker and keeps the granola crisp. I personally love to use regular yogurt because I don't like dense yogurt parfait. So, often I will add 2 tablespoon of milk to my Greek yogurt.
- Fruit - I use whatever is fresh on hand even stone fruits. Also, you can use fresh or frozen fruit. And if you do choose to use frozen - I highly recommend letting it thaw for a while unless you like eating frozen fruits.
- Honey - A good drizzle of honey works over plain yogurt beautifully. If you use fruit yogurt you can omit the honey! Fruit yogurts are usually always sweetened.
- Chia seeds - Breakfast yogurt and smoothies are a great way to get your nutrition from these powerful chia seeds. A small teaspoon a day will help keep you full for hours.
- Granola - You can use store-bought or homemade granola. I always make homemade granola.
Step by step instructions
- Add chia seeds to the yogurt and set aside for 5 minutes (optional).
- Next, layer yogurt in the bottom of the shallow bowl or tall glass. Then, add some granola, followed by some fruits.
- Top with another layer of yogurt, granola, and fruits.
- Drizzle with honey.
Frequently asked questions
You certainly can. A yogurt parfait can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. However, I highly recommend adding the granola on top rather than between layers so it does not soak up too much moisture from the yogurt.
Absolutely. Frozen berries are a great way to eat fruits when not in season. However, I highly recommend thawing the fruits before adding them to the parfait
Not necessary if the granola already has sugar added to it. Often commercial granolas are loaded with sugar and so there may not be a need for any additional honey or maple syrup.
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- ¼ cup (60 ml) Milk optional if the yogurt is too thick
- 1 teaspoon Chia seeds optional
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