Updated: February 17, 2024
While we love a good old-fashioned American breakfast of eggs, toast, and bacon, sometimes we’re in the mood for something a bit more refreshing. That’s where berries and yogurt parfait come in! It’s the perfect option for a quick breakfast, and we’re even known to munch on it throughout the day for a protein packed snack! The layers that go into making this dish are simple and delicious. All you’ll need is your favorite yogurt, berries, and a scoop of crunchy granola. The secret to the best parfait is in the quality of your ingredients. Whether you make this as a breakfast yogurt parfait or as a midday snack, get ready to be wowed!
We like to use plain Greek yogurt. It’s rich, creamy, and will fill you up thanks to the added protein — making it the perfect option for breakfast. If you don’t like Greek yogurt, you can opt for plain yogurt in your favorite style. You could also try an already-flavored variety. To make this dairy free, use your favorite plant-based yogurt.
Mix & Match Berries
Using a variety of berries in your creations will lend so many different flavors and textures to the final product. We use a combination of strawberries, raspberry, blueberries, and blackberries! We use fresh here, but you can also use frozen. As they thaw, the yogurt and granola will absorb all of those yummy juices to create a natural syrup.
One of the fun parts of making and enjoying parfaits is the presentation! We prefer to use pint-sized glass jars. We just love seeing all of those yummy layers before we dig in. If you’ll be serving right away, a tall drinking glass or mini trifle dish will also do the trick!
There are plenty of alternatives to honey that you can use as a sweetener in your yogurt. Maple syrup, agave nectar, and white or brown sugar are all great options to try. You can also experiment with honey or maple syrups that are infused with different spices like cinnamon or vanilla. These substitutions will give you a unique twist to the recipe and open up a whole new world of flavor possibilities. Just keep in mind that the sweetness levels may vary with different sweeteners, so you may need to adjust the amount used.
Fruit Substitutes & Combinations
You can stick with the mixture of berries as seen on the recipe card below, or you can make this recipe your own by experimenting with other yummy combinations to try:
- Pineapple and mango
- Blueberry and banana
- Peach and apricot
- Nectarine and blueberry
- Cherry and apricot
- Apple and pear
…or your favorite! Don’t be afraid to get creative.
We know that the granola you use can make or break this recipe. That’s why we want to give you some options when it comes to choosing the perfect granola. First up, you can always go for store-bought granola for convenience. There are so many delicious varieties out there, from classic maple to unique vanilla and chocolate flavors. These different granola flavors can add a fun twist to your recipe. Another option is to make your own granola at home. This way you can customize the flavors and ingredients to match your taste. So, whether you go store-bought or homemade, the choice is yours!
If you keep to a gluten-free diet, you can always opt for gluten-free granola – which you can find in many stores.
Looking for an easy solution for breakfast on those busy mornings? Look no further than this breakfast yogurt parfait recipe! Simply assemble the fruit and yogurt layers in the evening before you go to bed and store it in the fridge. We love to have our kids help us to get them involved. When you’re ready to eat, sprinkle a bit of granola on top and you’re good to go! It’s best to add the granola just before eating — otherwise, it will get soggy.