Fruit & Yogurt Parfait Recipe A Step-by-Step Guide: When it comes to my favourite breakfast recipes, I like things that are quick, healthy, and can be used in different ways. That’s why I can’t get enough of avocado toast, overnight oats, acai bowls, and now these healthy yoghurt and fruit cups!
WHAT IS PARFAIT YOGHURT?
People in the United States like to eat a yoghurt parfait, which is sometimes called a fruit parfait, for breakfast or dessert. In a cup or jar, you layer things like creamy yoghurt, crunchy granola, nuts, and liqueurs so you can see the layers. Then you add sweet fruit and/or whipped cream on top.
Yoghurt parfaits are a healthier alternative to traditional parfait recipes, which often call for a lot of cream or even ice cream. They can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
WHAT ABOUT HEALTHY YOGHURT PARFAITS?
An oatmeal raisin bowl or a yoghurt parfait can both be healthy. It depends on the food you’re eating and your health goals. Several parfait recipes, for instance, can have a lot of sugar. But, if you use low-sugar granola and “sauce”, this is lessened.
Yoghurt, fruit, and granola are all you need for this recipe. This mix is full of fibre, protein, micronutrients (like vitamins and minerals), and things that are good for your gut.
When you make your own parfaits, you have full control over all the ingredients that go into them, so you can change them to suit your taste and dietary needs!
Most of the time, the end result is a healthy, protein- and nutrient-rich yoghurt fruit parfait that will help you feel full until your next meal! For more ideas, you could also look at this list of 50+ Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas.
What do you put in a yoghurt parfait?
This fruit and yoghurt parfait recipe is made with simple, adaptable base ingredients that make a fruit parfait that is high in protein, low in sugar, and tastes great!
Fruit: Mix your favourite fresh fruits (canned and sometimes frozen fruits also work) with yoghurt based on the time of year and what you have on hand. This time, I made it with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and kiwis. Among the other choices are:
- Nectarine of Mango
- Blackberries, raspberries, and other fresh berries
- Cherry Pie
- Banana with Pomegranate
Granola: Use your favorite granola, making sure to pick one that is gluten-free, low in sugar, high in fiber, high in protein, etc. I used the nutty granola I made myself. You could also use muesli if you want less crunch.
Sauce: I love adding something sauce-like to boost the flavour and colour. This time, I used strawberry topping that I made myself. Spreads like peanut butter, jams, or syrups could also be used.
WHAT TO DO TO MAKE A YOGHURT PARFAIT
This is the easiest way to learn how to make a parfait with yoghurt, granola, and fruits.
Whether it’s yoghurt, granola, or sauce that you made yourself, you’ll need to get those ready first.
Then, to make the parfaits, just put granola, a scoop of yoghurt, sauce, and fruit (about 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time) in layers until the glasses or mason jars are full. Have fun!
HOW LONG DO YOGHURT PAIRS STAY SET IN THE FRIDGE?
To keep the granola from getting soggy, eat the breakfast parfait within a few hours of putting it together.
Can I make yoghurt parfaits ahead of time? To make a fruit parfait ahead of time without the granola getting soggy, I suggest preparing each ingredient separately and putting them in airtight containers to keep in the fridge for 3–4 days.
Then, when you need them, just put them together. You could also make the fruit parfaits and save the granola to sprinkle on top when you’re ready to serve them.