While we love a good old-fashioned American breakfast of eggs, toast, and bacon, sometimes we crave something a little more refreshing. That’s where berries and yogurt parfait come in! It’s the perfect option for a quick breakfast, and we’ve even been known to eat it throughout the day for a protein-packed snack! The layers that make up this dish are simple and delicious. All you need is your favorite yogurt, berries and a scoop of crunchy granola. The secret of the best parfait lies in the quality of your ingredients. Whether as a breakfast yoghurt parfait or as a lunchtime snack, let us surprise you!
We like to use plain Greek yoghurt. It’s rich, creamy and fills you up thanks to the added protein – making it the perfect breakfast option. If you don’t like Greek yoghurt, you can choose natural yoghurt in your favorite variety. You can also try an already flavored variety. Use your favorite plant-based yogurt to make this dairy-free yogurt.
Mix & Match berries
Using a variety of berries in your creations adds so many different flavors and textures to the end product. We use a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries! We use fresh here, but you can also use frozen. As they thaw, yogurt and granola absorb all of those tasty 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 glasses. We just love seeing all those delicious layers before we get started. If you’re serving right away, a tall drinking glass or small snack bowl will do too!
There are many 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 syrup flavored with different spices like cinnamon or vanilla. These substitutions add a unique twist to the recipe and open up a whole new world of flavor possibilities. Just keep in mind that sweetness can vary depending on the sweetener, so you may need to adjust the amount used.
Fruit substitutes & combinations
You can stick with the mix of berries as seen in the recipe card below, or you can make this recipe your own by experimenting with other tasty 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 the granola you use can make or break this recipe. That’s why we want to give you a few options when it comes to choosing the perfect muesli. First off, you can always fall back on store-bought granola for convenience. There are so many delicious varieties, 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 allows you to customize the flavors and ingredients to suit your tastes. Store bought or homemade, the choice is yours!
If you stick to a gluten-free diet, you can always opt for gluten-free muesli – which you can find in many stores.
Looking for an easy fix for breakfast on those busy mornings? Look no further than this Breakfast Yogurt Parfait Recipe! Simply assemble the fruit and yoghurt layers at night before bed and store in the fridge. We love it when our kids help us get them involved. When you’re ready to eat, sprinkle on some granola and you’re good to go! It’s best to add the granola just before eating – otherwise it will get soggy.