A Simple Parfait

A simple yogurt parfait with granola and fresh berries!


A Simple Parfait

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Last weekend Betsy and I were running some errands when we passed a small market that had berries on sale. And they looked really good. I couldn’t help but pick up a few pints.

The next morning I was looking for something quick to make because, after all, I had a kitten to play with all day. I also happened to have a few cups of granola left over from the last batch of homemade granola I mixed up.

Add some vanilla yogurt and yogurt parfait was an obvious choice:

Parfaits are fantastic. They are pretty, easy, and healthy. What more could you want in a breakfast meal?! I like to get the tallest glasses I can find and make as many levels as possible, but you could just do one level of each ingredient if you wanted.

Yogurt Parfait

2 large parfaits
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A simple yogurt parfait with granola and fresh berries!


1 cup assorted fresh berries
1 cup yogurt
2/3 cup granola


1) Start parfaits by adding a small handful of berries to the bottom of a tall glass. Top berries with a few tablespoons of yogurt and a sprinkle of granola.

2) Two two more layers of the same thing.

3) Serve immediately or store in the fridge for a day or two.

I probably don't need to give step by step photos for these...
I probably don’t need to give step by step photos for these…

Berries. Yogurt. Granola. Repeat. That’s it! I use vanilla yogurt which has plenty of sweetness. If you only have original, you can of course use that. If you want to make it sweeter, just mix in a bit of honey before you layer it.

You get the idea. I'm going to stop now.
You get the idea. I’m going to stop now.

Ultimately, I think what makes a good parfait is the granola. I’m such a huge proponent of homemade granola. I make a huge batch at a time about once a month and it keeps really well.

While some of the ingredients are a bit pricey, I’ve ran the numbers and it is definitely cheaper to make it yourself. Plus you can customize it to your tastes so it is really the best of both worlds.

Homemade granola.
Homemade granola.

These ended up being much larger than I was thinking.

These could be breakfast for two days.
These could be breakfast for two days.

I ate mine just barely and Betsy saved half of hers for breakfast the next day. Once they are made, you can chill them in the fridge for a day or two without a problem. The granola might lose a bit of its crunch, but it will still be tasty.

From up top.
From up top.

These gave us plenty of energy to make it most of the day playing with the new cat. I feel like it added a month or two onto my life.

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