Berry Yogurt Parfaits with Granola

by Suzanne on April 12, 2012

in Breakfast, Sweet Things

How to begin…easy, creamy, sweet & tart, crunchy, delicious, healthy. That pretty much sums up this snack, breakfast or dessert depending on what time of day you plan to eat it. I like to eat lite before a workout first thing in the morning and this works great for me.

Use Greek yogurt or regular yogurt, fresh or frozen berries with some citrus zest and a bit of honey for sweetness. Homemade granola (mmm… I can’t get enough) gives this snack it’s crunch but store bought granola works just as well. Layer it up in a pretty glass for eye appeal and lay back relax and treat yourself:).

Berry Yogurt Parfaits with Granola

2 cups Greek yogurt fat-free or your choice
1 T. honey
1 cup fresh mixed berries or frozen thawed
1 T. granulated sugar or less
1 tsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger (optional)
citrus zest- lemon, lime or orange to taste
1 1/2 cup granola

Step 1: Measure out 16 oz. of yogurt if using plain then stir in the honey and taste for sweetness, set a side.
Step 2: In small bowl put the berries, sugar, zest and ginger if using and stir together, set aside. If using fresh berries mash the berries a little with the back of spoon. If using frozen let the berry mixture sit until thawed partially about 15 min.
Step 3: Measure granola then begin to layer the parfait, starting first with yogurt, then berries then granola and repeat ending with granola.
Serves: 2
Note: Make ahead in half pint mason jars with lids to eat on the go, just leave out the granola and put in a baggie to have it stay crunchy,enjoy!

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Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
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Simply Reem ~ Reem ~ @simplyreem
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That Skinny Chick Can Bake ~ Liz ~ @Thatskinnychick
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The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian 
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1 Melissa @ Treats With a Twist April 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

How fun and colorful! I love yogurt parfaits! In fact, I posted a yogurt parfait today too! Lovely idea 🙂

2 Sandra's Easy Cooking April 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Looks wonderful and so delicious! I am craving it right now!!!

3 patty April 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I could live on berry yogurt parfaits with granola;-) They look beautiful!

4 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings April 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I’m officially looking forward to breakfast! I’m gonna fix myself this tomorrow morning!

5 Terra April 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm

You know I love this recipe, since I am a Greek yogurt junkie:-) I love the addition of ginger with the recipe, it sounds delicious:-) Beautiful! Hugs, Terra

6 Jennie @themessybakerblog April 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Wow! These look yummy. Best part, they’re healthy too.

7 Sawsan@chef in disguise April 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I love Parfaits, they are the perfect way to start the day
I think homemade granola really takes them to the next level

8 The Café Sucré Farine April 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Your pictures are so………… pretty and the parfaits look wonderful – I never tire of yogurt and granola, love the great flavor and texture combination with fresh fruit!

9 Marsha @ The Harried Cook April 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm

How beautiful! I love the flavors & texture you’ve used… As you said, would love this for breakfast or for dessert!

10 Helena / Rico sin Azúcar April 16, 2012 at 8:34 am

Delicious!! and so simple. Perfect when you have a craving but not much time 😉

Sending you some #berrylove!

11 Reeni April 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I love eating parfaits like this during the warmer months! So pretty and so satisfying on a hot morning. The zingy ginger is a nice surprise.

12 Asmita April 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

These parfaits look amazing!

13 Magic of Spice April 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Am I allowed to have this and the protein shake for breakfast? 🙂 Looks delightful!

14 Soni April 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Gorgeous Parfait!!!Perfect for indulging at anytime of the day without feeling guilty!!Love it 🙂

15 Cassie April 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

This is my kind of breakfast, Suzanne. I love berries with yogurt and I’m a complete fool for homemade granola. I love this!

16 Suzanne April 20, 2012 at 10:59 am

thanks Cassie, I’m crazy for granola too 🙂

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