Home > Breakfast > Parfait Parfait May 15, 2019 | 6 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Our favorite easy, healthy and delicious breakfast: Parfait! This simple breakfast is made from layers of fruit, honey-vanilla yogurt, granola and a little bit of honey for sweetness. Parfaits can be prepped ahead of time and enjoyed for a week of healthy breakfasts (more on this below) or can be made in 10 minutes or less. (They’re perfect for a busy morning!) Other healthy make-ahead breakfast options: Overnight Oats, Healthy Breakfast Cookies, or Energy Bites. One of our favorite things to do as a family is to take a road trip to St. George (about 5-6 hours….feels like 10 with kiddos, though… hah!) and spend a weekend playing outside and exploring the beautiful parks. There aren’t a whole lot of places to stop on the trip down, but if we’re gassing the car we usually end up near a McDonald’s. The boys are obsessed with McDonald’s Parfait (yogurt, granola, and berries) and I’m glad they’ll pick that over fries for a quick snack! When we aren’t on the road, I like to make homemade parfaits and the kids love them. Today I’m sharing our favorite healthy yogurt parfait recipe. First, things first: Let’s cover some Parfait FAQs! What’s the difference between yogurt and a parfait? A yogurt parfait is served in a glass with layered ingredients. Yogurt is the star of the recipe, but many add-ins such as fruit or granola, also make an appearance. How healthy is a parfait? Parfaits can range from very healthy to not healthy at all. It all depends on what you add to your parfait. Keep in mind that the granola and yogurt you use can widely vary — some are healthier than others (usually depending on the sugars added). Some offer plenty of nutrition with minimal fat and sugar; others…. well, not so much! To make a healthy yogurt parfait recipe Parfaits can be made with fewer calories and/or more nutritionally sound ingredients based on the yogurt and the granola used. Read labels for ingredients and calorie amounts watching especially for added sugars. Here’s a list of the healthiest granolas to choose from at the store. And here’s a guide for picking the healthiest yogurt. What is a parfait made of? This fresh fruit Parfait is made from vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt, fresh berries, granola, and a drizzle of honey. You can use whatever yogurt you like best, but I highly recommend vanilla-flavored yogurt. Greek yogurt has a more protein than regular yogurt, and my absolute favorite Greek yogurt is Greek Gods® honey vanilla (not sponsored, just a fan). This granola is my favorite to add in, and here’s a list of the best-store bought granolas if you’re in a time crunch! Below are some other mix-in suggestions: Sliced bananas Fresh melons (honeydew or cantaloupe) Chopped kiwi Mandarin oranges Coconut Chopped nuts such as pistachios, walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc. Chia seeds Mini chocolate chips Serving Parfaits are only as good as the glass they’re served in–KIDDING. However, if you’re serving Parfaits, the glass does help in the overall presentation. I like using small, clear (glass or plastic) glasses for serving. Clear so you can visibly see the layers, and small because a little parfait goes a long way. The exact glasses I’m using in these photos are from Anthropologie. For meal prepping, I recommend using Mason jars. Keep the granola separate to keep it from getting soggy–even McDonald’s does that! Parfait Variations Dessert parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt, miniature chocolate chips, and one of the following: chopped brownie bites, chopped chocolate chip cookie pieces, crumbled Oreos. Nutty banana: Layer vanilla yogurt with swirls of peanut butter or almond butter and thinly sliced banana. Apple: Layer cinnamon-vanilla yogurt with drizzles of applesauce and finely chopped apples Citrus: Layer vanilla yogurt with lemon curd and crushed graham crackers. Cereal parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt with your favorite cereal and fresh berries. More breakfast recipes Banana Crepes (how to make crepes here) Quiche Lorraine so easy Blueberry Pancakes reader favorite Mango Smoothie packed with fruit The best Green Smoothie Recipe FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Parfait 4.84 from 6 votes - Review this recipe Our favorite easy, healthy and delicious breakfast: Parfait! This simple breakfast is made from layers of fruit, honey-vanilla yogurt, granola and a little bit of honey for sweetness. R SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Parfait 4.84 from 6 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Our favorite easy, healthy and delicious breakfast: Parfait! This simple breakfast is made from layers of fruit, honey-vanilla yogurt, granola and a little bit of honey for sweetness. R Course Breakfast, Snack, Vegetarian Cuisine American Keyword parfait, parfait recipe Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 4 servings Calories 350kcal Author Chelsea Cost $5.62 Ingredients1 cup fresh strawberries2 cups berries (I use a mix of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries -- but use whatever you have on hand.)3 cups vanilla yogurt (Greek or plain; my favorite is Greek God's honey vanilla yogurt)1 cup granola (homemade or store-bought)Optional: drizzle of honey per parfait InstructionsPREP: Wash and thoroughly dry the fruit. If the fruit is at all wet, it affects the taste of the parfait. Remove stems from any berries and thinly slice the strawberries. Toss together all of the fruit.ASSEMBLE: Layer 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt into the bottom of 4 cups. Alternate layers of fruit, granola and then yogurt. Repeat layers until glasses are filled to the top. EAT: Enjoy right after making to avoid soggy granola. Parfaits don't sit or store well. Nutrition FactsCalories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 2mg DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.