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Healthy Greek Yogurt Parfait Recipe

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This Greek yogurt parfait is a quick and healthy, 5-minute breakfast or easy snack that your kids will love making themselves! Make these yogurt parfait breakfast bowls with just 4 ingredients. These homemade parfaits have nourishing layers of protein-rich Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, a drizzle of honey, and some crunchy granola. I’m sharing plenty of ideas for how to customize your healthy yogurt parfait below. Just like homemade acai bowls, the topping variations are endless!

Everyone knows the importance of a nourishing and filling breakfast to get your day started on the right foot, and while peanut butter toast, avocado toast, banana oatmeal pancakes, and healthy apple muffins are staples, these homemade parfaits are a nice change of pace AND everyone can make their own. Serve your parfaits with a cappuccino, latte, dirty chai, or sweet cream cold foam for a deliciously amazing breakfast.

Greek yogurt parfait in a glass with fresh fruit and granola
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

What You’ll Love About Greek Yogurt Parfaits

  • Filling and nutritious breakfast
  • Contains protein, carbs, fruit, and fiber
  • Easily customizable, everyone loves to make their own
  • Easy-to-make, takes just a few minutes

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Ingredients

This Greek yogurt breakfast parfait is made with just 4 simple ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt – I’ve opted for plain Greek yogurt as we’re using honey to sweeten it, but you could also use a flavored Greek yogurt and you may not need an additional honey. Swap it out for a dairy-free yogurt if you want this dairy-free.
  • Fruit – Berries are great in homemade yogurt parfaits, but you can really use any fruit.
  • Granola – Use your favorite granola and look for a gluten-free granola to make this recipe gluten-free.
  • Honey – Optional and could also use maple syrup, agave syrup, or any other sweetener.
  • Extra boosts – If you want to add some extra nutrition, staying power, or flavor, add chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, and pecans are all excellent), chia seeds, hemp seeds, or even mini chocolate chips.
Ingredients to make yogurt parfait breakfast

How to Make Yogurt Parfaits

This is an overview on how to make Greek yogurt parfaits, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Layer homemade parfait. In a jar, glass, or bowl, layer the Greek yogurt, fruit, honey (if using), and granola.
Yogurt parfait breakfast in glasses with fresh fruit
TIP: If you want your plain Greek yogurt parfait to have two layers, simply use half of the amounts (listed in the recipe card) and alternate layers of fruit with the yogurt and granola.

FAQs

Are Greek yogurt parfaits healthy?

Yes! This healthy parfait recipe will give you energy to start your day, along with protein, fats, whole grains, fiber, and vitamins and nutrients. What’s not to love about that!

What is best yogurt for parfaits?

I prefer this parfait recipe with creamy Greek yogurt as I love the thick texture, and extra staying power from the protein, but you can really use regular yogurt or even your favorite dairy-free yogurt alternative. Use extra yogurt for veggie dip!

What is the best granola for parfait?

Whatever kind you like! There are plenty of granola options out there, so you can make your own or buy it to save time.

Can I serve parfaits for dessert?

Absolutely! Serve with a thick and high quality vanilla yogurt or turn it into a total dessert by using ice cream, berries, whipped cream or cool whip, and crushed graham cracker for crunch.

What kind of fruit should I use in my homemade parfait?

You can really use any fruit! Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) are a juicy, beautiful, and colorful addition, but here are a few other ideas:

  • Diced apples or pears (also good sautéed with cinnamon!)
  • Sliced peaches, plums, nectarines
  • Diced mango, pineapple, or guava fruit
  • Diced watermelon or cantaloupe
Homemade parfait in a glass
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Storage Instructions

You can make the fruit and yogurt parfait with granola up to a day ahead or the night before. Don’t add the granola until right before serving, or it will get soggy.

How to Feed Yogurt Parfaits to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in.

Serve this as a build your own yogurt parfait breakfast for the kids, everyone will love to make their own and then everyone can make it to their own personal tastes.

Younger kids may not want everything mixed, so you could serve the components separately.

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Greek yogurt parfait in a glass with fresh fruit and granola

Greek Yogurt Parfait Recipe

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Description

These HEALTHY Greek yogurt parfaits are a quick and nutritious breakfast that’s ready in just a few minutes and 4 ingredients! 


Ingredients

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  • 3 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 cups fresh berries
  • 1 1/3 cup granola
  • drizzle of honey


Instructions

  1. If you want two layers in your homemade parfait, layer in the following order: 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup fruit, 2 1/2 tablespoons granola. Repeat with another layer of each ingredient. 
  2. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Serve a DIY yogurt parfait bar by putting out a variety of yogurts, along with a variety of toppings and let everyone make their own. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 554
  • Sugar: 48.6 g
  • Sodium: 87.7 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.1 g
  • Fiber: 7.2 g
  • Protein: 25.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.8 mg

Keywords: Greek yogurt parfait, homemade parfait, healthy yogurt parfait, yogurt parfait breakfast

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