While we love a good old fashioned American breakfast of eggs, toast and bacon, sometimes we crave something a little lighter. That’s where berry and yogurt parfait comes in! It’s perfect for a quick breakfast, and we even munch on it for a protein-packed snack throughout the day! Making the layers of this dish is simple and delicious. All you need is your favorite yogurt, berries, and a scoop of crunchy granola. The secret to the best parfait lies in the quality of the ingredients. Whether you serve it as a breakfast yogurt parfait or as a mid-day snack, get ready to be amazed!
We like to use plain Greek yogurt. It’s rich, creamy and, thanks to the added protein, will keep you feeling full — making it perfect for breakfast. If Greek yogurt isn’t your thing, you can choose your favorite style of plain yogurt. You can also try already seasoned varieties. To make this dairy-free, use your favorite plant-based yogurt.
Using a variety of berries in your creations will bring many different flavors and textures to the final product. We use a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries! We use fresh here, but you can also use frozen. When they’re thawed, yogurt and granola soak up all those delicious juices to form a natural syrup.
One of the joys of making and enjoying parfaits is displaying them! We prefer to use small glass jars. We just love seeing all these delicious layers before we start. If you’re serving right away, a stemware or mini trifle dish will do the trick too!
There are many honey substitutes that can be used as a sweetener in yogurt. Maple syrup, agave nectar, and white or brown sugar are all good choices. You can also try honey or maple syrup with different spices like cinnamon or vanilla. These substitutions will bring a unique twist to your recipes and open up a whole new world of flavor possibilities. Keep in mind that different sweeteners may vary in sweetness, so you may need to adjust the amount.
Fruit Substitutes and Combinations
You can stick to the berry blend shown on the recipe card below, or you can create your own recipe by experimenting with other tasty combinations:
- pineapple and mango
- blueberries and bananas
- peaches and apricots
- Nectarines and Blueberries
- cherries and apricots
- apples and pears
…or your favorite! Don’t be afraid to get creative.
We know the granola you use can make or break this recipe. That’s why we wanted to give you some options when it comes to picking the perfect granola. First, you can always buy store-bought granola for convenience. There are plenty of delicious varieties out there, from the classic maple syrup to unique vanilla and chocolate flavors. These different flavors of granola can spice up your recipes. Another option is to make your own granola at home. This way, you can customize the flavors and toppings to suit your taste. So, whether you go store bought or make your own, the choice is yours!
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you always have the option of gluten-free granola — you can buy it in many stores.
Looking for an easy breakfast solution on busy mornings? Check out this breakfast yogurt parfait recipe! Just assemble the fruit layer and yogurt layer before bed at night and store in the fridge. We love having our kids help us get them involved. When you’re ready to eat, just sprinkle a little granola on top and serve! Best to add to the granola just before eating – otherwise, it will get soggy.