Breakfast/Brunch MIYO (Make it Your Own)

Easy Greek Yogurt Parfait

greek yogurt parfait with strawberries

One of my favorite breakfasts I would make during grad school was a big Greek yogurt parfait. All you have to do is Grab a big tub of greek yogurt, whatever fresh fruit is on sale that week, and some granola and you have a protein-packed, fresh-tasting breakfast each morning!

I really enjoy homemade parfaits over the pre-packaged “fruit on the bottom” yogurts because I can control the sugar content and all of the ingredients in what I’m eating. Plus, for a few more minutes of prep, I get so much more in terms of taste and health.

I used my maple-vanilla chunky granola to top these Greek yogurt parfait jars off with a texture element. This would also be great with some chopped nuts if you had them; or mini chocolate chips if you wanted to make more of a dessert jar. The possibilities are endless – they are MIYO (make-it-your-own) of course!

Some flavor suggestions:

  • pineapple and shredded coconut for some tropical vibes
  • peaches and a cinnamon granola for a spin on peach cobbler
  • blueberries and a bit of softened cream cheese mixed in the Greek yogurt; it’ll taste like cheesecake!

If you want to make a few jars at once and eat them over the next couple of days, it’s definitely doable; I would recommend maybe 2 or 3 at the most. The main concern with having them sit in the fridge for that long is that the granola will lose its crisp, or the fruit will begin to bleed into the yogurt. The taste will be fine, but it won’t be as aesthetically pleasing.

Easy Greek Yogurt Parfait

Shani W.
Homemade parfaits > the pre-packaged yogurts. Did I mention the chunky homemade granola to go with it?
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 2 jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 ct. strawberries
  • 4 tbsp. Maple-Vanilla Chunky Granola
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Instructions
 

  • Rinse & chop fruit. I used strawberries this time, but have also used mango, blueberries, or peaches.
  • Layer your ingredients: start with yogurt, then a drizzle of honey, then the fruit, and repeat. On the very top, sprinkle maple-vanilla chunky granola for a yummy crunch.
  • Serve immediately. I've made a few of these in advance, but be mindful that some fruit juices will start leaking and not be as aesthetically pleasing after sitting overnight. They are still good to eat though. Enjoy!
Keyword Brunch, MIYO, Snacks
greek yogurt parfait with strawberries

The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per serving (1 jar): $0.97
  • Total Cost (2 jars): $1.94
  • Those Other Guys: $2.99 per jar

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