Greek yogurt granola parfaits are the perfect breakfast bites that you can make ahead of time or enjoy right now.
Making a yogurt cup with layers is very easy because you don’t need to get the measurements perfectly. You’ll simply layer up different ingredients as you like.
Key parts of a Greek yogurt, granola parfait are, of course, rich Greek yogurt and crunchy granola. You’ll also want to add a fresh fruit like blueberries, or strawberries.
Are there ingredients that make a great Greek yogurt parfait include honey, and a spice, like cardamom, cinnamon, or nutmeg.
Finally, you can add a little nutty flavor with a layer of finally chopped, mixed nuts and a sprinkle of hemp seeds (hemp hearts) in your parfait for an extra nutty flavor.
This blueberry parfait recipe makes 2 cups. And you can gather your ingredients before hand, but there’s really no rush as you can make this recipe at your own pace.
How to Make a Greek Yogurt Granola Parfait
Making a Greek yogurt granola parfait is so simple. You’ll just be layering Greek yogurt berries and granola along with a few other ingredients.
For this recipe, first add a layer of crunchy granola to the bottom of the cup. Top that with a thick layer of Greek yogurt and spread that to the sides of the cup.
You can use store bought granola or try making homemade granola with this Clumpy Granola Recipe!
Next, add a drizzle of honey. Top that with another layer of blueberries and sprinkle some hemp seed on top. This middle layer is a great place to add spice like ground cardamom, cinnamon, or nutmeg.
Add a blueberries (or another layer of fruit like raspberries or strawberries), then sprinkle on about 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts to each cup.
Add another layer of Greek yogurt. Then, finely chop mixed nuts. You can use a trail mix like almonds, cashews and dried cranberries. Top each cup with an even layer of finely chopped nuts.
Serve your Greek yogurt berry parfait immediately while the yogurt and fruit are chilled. Or you can wrap the cups in saran wrap and keep them in the refrigerator for two to three days.
A homemade parfait with Greek yogurt is an ideal way to start your day. Try meal prepping a few of these in advance for a satisfying grab-and-go bite in the morning.
Greek Yogurt Granola Parfait
- 2 glasses for parfaits
- ½ cup granola
- 1-2 cups greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom (or cinnamon or nutmeg)
- ¼ cup mixed nuts (can include dried fruit)
- Add ¼ cup of granola to each of 2 parfait cups.
- Add a layer of greek yogurt to each, spreading to the sides of the cup. Add a drizzle of honey and ¼ cup of blueberries to each cup. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts (hemp seeds) and a dash of ground cardamom.
- Add another layer of greek yogurt, spreading evenly like icing.
- Finely chop trail mix such as a mix of cashews, almonds and dried cranberries. Top each cup with a coating of finely chopped mixed nuts. Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days.
Can You Put Frozen Fruit in Greek Yogurt?
You can use frozen fruit in a Greek yogurt parfait if you plan to keep it in the refrigerator to eat later. Fresh fruit is more ideal for a parfait you want to eat immediately. You can also use frozen fruit in Greek yogurt by blending it into a puree to use as one of the layers.
Can You Freeze a Greek Yogurt Parfait?
Because Greek yogurt separates when it’s frozen, it’s not ideal to keep in the freezer. However, you can keep fruit and granola in the freezer until you are ready to use it to make a parfait.
What Is the Best Fruit to Eat with Greek Yogurt?
Greek yogurt pairs well with a wide range of fruit including strawberries, bananas, raspberries, blueberries, and pineapple. You can use one or a combination of fruits to make a Greek yogurt cup for breakfast. Try adding a crunchy layer with granola or nuts.