A parfait is delicious at any time of the year, but summer just seems to call out for a light, tantalizing breakfast parfait. Layer after layer of creamy yogurt, crunchy goodness, and summer fruit just bursting with juice… The best part about a homemade parfait is that you can make it as healthy (or decadent!) as you like.
Easy breakfast parfaits
These yogurt parfaits are as easy as it gets — your favorite yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit layered in a glass or cup. Start with a bottom layer of yogurt, add fruit, and top with the granola. Any additional toppings you choose to add just up the ‘yum’ factor.
Start with vanilla yogurt and add your favorite berries alone or in a combo (we especially like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries together). Top with granola and repeat the layers until your cup is almost full. Drizzle with a bit of honey if you prefer a little extra sweetness.
This one starts with cubed Halo segments on the bottom. Top with granola, plain yogurt, and shredded coconut. Keep layering until the cup is full.
Strawberry, Banana, and Chia Seed
Mix chia seeds into banana yogurt and combine chopped strawberries and banana with the granola. Start with the yogurt/chia mix followed by the granola/fruit mix. Repeat until the cup is full and enjoy immediately.
Getting creative with parfaits
Who says parfaits are just for quick, healthy breakfasts? Some of these homemade parfaits are sweet enough to make them perfect for dessert! Try some of these exciting parfait recipes and then step out of your comfort zone and see how creative you can get with parfaits.
Frozen Yogurt Parfait Bites
Instead of a heavy muffin, enjoy a breakfast on the go in the form of a frozen parfait bite. Just like that muffin, these delectable breakfast bites get their shape from a muffin pan. We suggest using silicone muffin liners to keep things neater.
Line your muffin pan and fill each cup with banana slices, Greek yogurt, and your favorite cereal. Top with fresh berries and freeze for at least two hours. Store any extras in a sealed airtight container in the freezer.
Peach and Pecan Brown Sugar Parfait
Peaches, pecans, and dark brown sugar are made for each other, so of course, they make a delicious Southern parfait!
Mix plain Greek yogurt with vanilla bean paste and honey to taste. Break a small handful of pecans into small chunks. Slice and then cube a fresh peach. Put a layer of peaches, pecans, and a sprinkling of dark brown sugar in the bottom of a cup or glass. Top with the yogurt and then finish with another layer of peaches, pecans, and dark brown sugar.
Chocolate Almond Butter Breakfast Parfaits
Breakfast, snack, or dessert… This delicious gluten-free parfait is delicious whenever you eat it!
Simply layer Greek yogurt and banana slices with almond butter, toasted old-fashioned oats, cocoa powder, and cocoa nibs. The slightly bitter cocoa nibs lend this simple parfait a sophisticated flavor that’s perfect for dessert.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities for creativity when making fruit parfaits. Just remember the essential components — something creamy, something crunchy, and something deliciously fruity!
Visit OPH for your favorite sit-down breakfasts
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