Easy Yogurt Parfaits

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 serving

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These Yogurt Parfaits are made with yogurt, crunchy granola, and layers of your favorite fruit or fruit sauces. This healthy breakfast can be enjoyed right away or prepped ahead of time!

fresh raspberries blueberries and blackberries on top of yogurt parfait.
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Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients Needed for Yogurt Parfaits:
  2. How to Make Yogurt Parfaits
  3. Parfait Variation Ideas
  4. FAQs
  5. More Easy Breakfast Ideas
  6. Yogurt Parfaits Recipe

I’m sure we can all agree that yogurt on its own is delicious. But one of my favorite ways to serve up yogurt is as these delicious Yogurt Parfaits!

These breakfast parfaits are just about as simple as can be with just three basic layers.

They’re also super customizable! Choose between your favorite yogurt, whatever crunchy granola you like, and any number of different fruits, fruit combinations, or fruit sauce. The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy these parfaits right away or prep them ahead of time for an easy breakfast or nutritious snack anytime!

I like to serve them with Mini Frittata Muffins, Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins or Pumpkin Muffins for a healthy breakfast that keeps us going all day!

Ingredients Needed for Yogurt Parfaits:

There are three basic components to a Yogurt Parfait. All you need is this simple formula, then you can get creative with it from there!

ingredients needed to make a basic yogurt parfait.

The Yogurt

Use whatever brand or flavor of yogurt your heart desires. Vanilla Greek yogurt is always a great option, but feel free to use any flavor of yogurt and regular, Greek or Skyr yogurt.

The Fruit

There are plenty of fruit options for Yogurt Parfaits. We love using canned or frozen and thawed fruit during the fall and winter when fresh fruit is expensive. It’s an inexpensive way to keep everything on-hand for a quick breakfast or nourishing snack.

Here are some ideas, but feel free to add in your favorites!

  • Berries: use fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a combination for a mixed berry breakfast parfait.
  • Oranges: canned or fresh mandarin oranges make a great addition.
  • Peaches: I like to use canned or freshly diced peaches.
  • Pears: canned or fresh work great.
  • Cherries: you can use canned or frozen cherries. Make sure to remove the pits!
  • Kiwi: fresh kiwi is delicious added to a yogurt parfait. I like to peel and chop, then store in the fridge for a nutritious snack through the week.
  • Pineapple: fresh or canned pineapple. See my tips for How to Cut a Pineapple here.
  • Mango: fresh, diced mango is a delicious mix-in for parfaits.

I also love to whip up a simple fruit sauce when I have a few extra minutes. It’s delicious and also helps the fruit last longer! Check out my Strawberry Sauce Recipe for inspiration.

The Crunch

Typically, I use granola for crunch. You can use your favorite store-bought variety or whip up a batch of homemade Chunky Monkey Granola!

There are also a few other ways you can give your breakfast parfait that crunchy texture. Here are a couple more ideas:

  • Nuts: try almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, or mixed nuts.
  • Cereals: any whole grain cereals you have in your pantry would work.
  • Bran: bran flakes or buds work great. This is a great way to get an extra dose of fibre!

How to Make Yogurt Parfaits

  1. Layer: Spoon half the yogurt into a bowl or jar. Top with half of the granola, then half off the fruit. Repeat the layers.
  2. Serve: Serve immediately. (See the FAQs for make-ahead instructions.)

Parfait Variation Ideas

  • PB & J: Vanilla or strawberry yogurt, strawberry jam or Strawberry Sauce, a drizzle of peanut butter, and some peanut butter granola.
  • Tropical: Vanilla or plain yogurt, diced pineapple, mango, and kiwi, granola, and toasted coconut flakes.
  • Black Forest: Vanilla yogurt, a sprinkle of cocoa powder, chocolate granola, and fresh or canned cherries or cherry sauce.
  • Peach Blueberry: Vanilla yogurt, chopped, canned peaches, fresh blueberries, and granola.
  • Chocolate Raspberry: Vanilla yogurt, fresh or frozen and thawed raspberries, and chocolate granola.
yogurt parfait with vanilla yogurt granola and berries in small glass jar.

FAQs

What yogurt is best for parfaits?

I like to use low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt, but really any variety of flavor of yogurt will work. Just use your favorite!

Making ahead of time:

To make your Yogurt Parfaits ahead of time, layer your yogurt into a glass jar and top it with the fruit of your choice (leave off the granola!). Store it in the fridge for 3-5 days. The fresher the fruit you use, the longer it will last. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply add the granola and dig in.

How long do yogurt parfaits last?

Without granola, parfaits will last for 3-5 days, depending on the type of fruit you use and how fresh it was when you began.
For longer lasting parfaits, I recommend using a cooked fruit sauce, as the texture won’t change the longer it is stored.

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Yogurt Parfaits

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These Yogurt Parfaits are made with yogurt, crunchy granola, and layers of your favorite fruit or fruit sauces. This healthy breakfast can be enjoyed right away or prepped ahead of time!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 serving
Calories 227cal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons granola
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen, thawed berries or fruit (choose from the options above)

Instructions

  • Spoon half of the yogurt into the bottom of a bowl or glass jar
  • Top with half of the granola (*To prep ahead, store granola in a small container to add later) and half of the fruit.
  • Repeat layers one time to use remaining ingredients

Notes

*Note that the measurements above are approximate — you can adjust the amount of yogurt, fruit and granola to your liking. 
**Note that the fresher your fruit, the longer your parfaits will be able to be stored in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 227cal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords breakfast parfait, yogurt parfait

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