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.
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?
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
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!
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!
- 2 cups yogurt (vanilla Greek yogurt is my choice)
- 1 cup granola
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 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.
- Add additional toppings or drizzle with honey if desired. Serves 2.
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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Serving Size:2.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 561 Trans Fat: 0g