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Berry Yogurt Parfait

Red, white and blue berry parfait! Layered with yogurt and granola, you'll love this easy recipe for a filling snack or healthy breakfast treat. 

Red, white and blue berry parfait! Layered with yogurt and granola, you'll love this easy recipe for a filling snack or healthy breakfast treat. 

How do you define the word “parfait?” I always thought it just meant a layered snack, usually with yogurt, granola and fruit. Apparently this is a more Americanized version of a parfait, with the original being a custard dessert from France. 

So today I will specify that while you can still eat this as a healthier dessert, I'm defining this as more of a breakfast parfait! Just know that you can change out the yogurt for custard, ice cream, or whipped cream for a more typical dessert version.

layered strawberry, yogurt and granola parfait

As soon as the weather warmed up I've been craving all things with summer berries. Since Memorial Day is around the corner and 4th of July not too far away, it's easy to think of this as a patriotic recipe. But also really any day you just want to #eatyourcolors, yes?

layered strawberry, yogurt and granola parfait

For the red, white and blue theme, here are some options on ingredients:

Red layers: Raspberries or sliced strawberries

White layers: yogurt (or ice cream, custard or whipped cream for a dessert), optional sprinkle of powdered sugar

Blue layers: Blueberries and/or blackberries

Other parfait layer options: Granola, nuts, dried fruits, chia seeds, banana slices

layered strawberry, yogurt and granola parfait

 

To finish off, you can drizzle with honey, top with nuts or even chocolate chips if you're feeling wild.

Vanilla yogurt would be your best choice to keep it within the “white” theme, using either greek yogurt or regular yogurt. Though you could also use a flavored/different color yogurt if you don't care as much about the red+white+blue theme!

Red, white and blue berry parfait! Layered with yogurt and granola, you'll love this easy recipe for a filling snack or healthy breakfast treat. 

Frozen fruit can also be used if you want to make it a colder snack – great for cooling off on those hot summer days!

The proportions of fruit to yogurt to granola are simply a guideline that will give a more even appearance in layers. Add more fruit, less granola, or whatever you want!

 

layered strawberry, yogurt and granola parfait

 

Yield: 5 cups, 2 servings

Berry Yogurt Parfait

Red, white and blue berry parfait! Layered with yogurt and granola, you'll love this easy recipe for a filling snack or healthy breakfast treat. 

Red, white and blue berry parfait! Layered with yogurt and granola, you'll love this easy recipe for a filling snack or healthy breakfast treat. 

Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups yogurt (vanilla Greek yogurt is my choice)
  • 1 cup granola
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  1. In two parfait-style or deep cups, layer (1/2 cup) yogurt, (1/4 cup) granola, (1/2 cup) blueberries, yogurt, (1/4 cup) granola, (1/2 cup) strawberries.
  2. Add additional toppings or drizzle with honey if desired. Serves 2.

Notes

Use the measurements as a guideline! You may prefer more fruit than yogurt, for example.

Optional additional layers or toppings: honey, chia seeds, nuts, chocolate chips.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

2.5 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 561Trans Fat: 0g

This will depend on the type of yogurt and granola you use!

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Red, white and blue berry parfait! Layered with yogurt and granola, you'll love this easy recipe for a filling snack or healthy breakfast treat. 

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Ann

Thursday 17th of October 2019

Definitely love this parfait, not to mention my kids adore it. Though I prefer to make mine with homemade granola. Once I tried it, I knew I wouldn’t go back to store-bought granola (but I must admit that some of them are really good and don’t contain unnecessary ingredients). A friend of mine likes using crumbly cookies instead of granola. I tried it too, and it was not bad. Actually, I think anything that gives it a crunch could be OK. But still I do enjoy the classic version with granola so much. Tastes like heaven. I use a non-fat Greek yogurt and sometimes add some honey to my parfait. It’s so good for both breakfast and lunch. Thank you Kelly! I’m so glad to find your wonderful blog.