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This Greek yogurt parfait with homemade granola is great to grab on the go. With fresh berries layered between sweet and tangy Greek yogurt in mason jars, it’s great as a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Yes, these single-serving treats are a fantastic way to start the day! This yogurt and granola parfait, in particular, is made with low-calorie and protein-packed Greek yogurt, fiber-rich granola, and a boost of antioxidants from fresh berries. It’s just as yummy as a drive-thru fruit and yogurt parfait but healthier and less processed.
Strawberries and raspberries are my favorites to pair with Greek yogurt and granola, but fluffy Greek yogurt tastes terrific with any fruit!
You can get one of these parfaits together in 20 minutes or less the night before and grab it on your way out the door.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Making granola from scratch eliminates refined sugar and processed ingredients.
- You can make a couple of days worth to grab and-go throughout the week.
- You’ll only need 20 minutes!
- It’s flexible. The sky’s the limit when it comes to parfait mix-ins and toppings.
Ingredients You’ll Need
You’ll first make granola from scratch and then assemble the parfaits. Here’s what you’ll need:
For the homemade granola:
- Rolled Oats: also called old-fashioned oats, are low-calorie and a great source of fiber. Instant oats can be used in a pinch instead, but the texture won’t be quite the same. You’ll need to reduce the cooking time as well.
- Seeds: I went with pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds. You can also use chia seed, sesame seed, flaxseed, and hemp seed.
- Honey: to sweeten up the granola and make it sticky. You can also use maple syrup here. When the honey begins to caramelize, it creates a sweet and delicious coating on the oats.
- Coconut Oil: adds just enough moisture to keep the oats soft and tender on the inside and golden brown and crisp on the outside.
For the parfait:
- Greek Yogurt: I used a 5.3 container of Dannon Light & Fit Original Greek Yogurt, which adds 80 calories. You can use any flavor. If you use a different kind of yogurt, you’ll need about 3/4 cup per parfait. See variations for yogurt options.
- Fresh Berries: Blueberries & raspberries pair perfectly with rich, tangy Greek yogurt. Not to mention, berries are loaded with fiber and antioxidants.
How To Make This Recipe
Once you see how easy it is to make a parfait from scratch, they will be your new favorite breakfast, snack and dessert. Here’s how it’s done:
To make homemade granola:
Step 1: Preheat and prep.
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Set the baking sheet aside.
Step 2: Mix.
Add the oats, seeds, honey, and coconut oil to a small bowl and mix until the oats and seeds are coated in honey and oil.
Step 3: Bake.
Spread the granola onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Step 4: Cool.
Let the oats cool completely before assembling your parfait.
To assemble parfait:
For the first layer, pour half of the Greek yogurt into a 16-ounce mason jar.
Next, add a layer of half of the granola and then half of the berries.
Add the remaining Greek yogurt and top with the remaining berries. Finish with a layer of granola. Enjoy!
- After washing your berries, be sure to pat them completely dry. If there’s any excess moisture in the jar, it can make the granola soggy.
- The coconut oil needs to be melted. You want it to mix easily with the honey, oats and seeds.
- Keep an eye on your oven so the granola doesn’t burn.
- This recipe makes one single-serving jar, but you’ll probably want to make a few extra!
Variations & Toppings
- Using a different yogurt: You can build your parfait with regular yogurt. The flavor and texture will not be quite the same, but delicious nonetheless. For a dairy-free yogurt parfait, use your favorite vegan yogurt. To make yogurt from scratch in the Instant Pot pressure cooker, go here!
- Fruit toppings: If you’re planning on making these ahead, it’s best to use fruit enclosed in the skin, like raspberries and blueberries, because they won’t have much moisture and make the granola soggy. You can also use blackberries, black raspberries, tangerine wedges, and whole strawberries.
- Dried fruit: Add some raisins, cranberries, dates, or goji berries for pops of tart and sweet flavor.
- Crunchy toppings: Want to add another layer of crunch? Try with layers of corn flakes, toasted coconut, cacao nibs, or chocolate chips.
- Jellies, jams, and fruit spreads are also great layered in homemade parfaits. Swirl in peanut butter or almond butter for added healthy fat and flavor.
Storing & Freezing
Storing: After assembling your parfaits, close the jars and keep them stored in the refrigerator. The granola will stay fresh and crispy for 2 to 3 days. To extend the crunch of the granola, store it separately in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Freezing: You can freeze your homemade granola for up to 6 months. Defrost at room temperature before using in parfaits.
I use one 80-calorie Greek yogurt snack pack per parfait. There are about 300 calories total per serving with the berries and homemade granola.
Making it from scratch is so much better, but if you’d rather buy premixed granola, that works too. Purely Elizabeth, Kind, Simply Nature, and Bear Naked make minimally processed granola with rave reviews.
Technically, yes -but steel-cut oats are tougher and chewier than rolled oats and will take longer to bake. Using rolled oats ensures perfectly crisp and crunchy granola every time.
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, any flavor
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons rolled oats
- 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
1. Preheat your oven to 350° and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Set the baking sheet aside.
2. Add the oats, seeds, honey, and coconut oil to a small bowl and mix until the oats and seeds are coated in honey and oil.
3. Spread the granola onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
4. Let the oats cool completely before assembling your parfait.
1. For the first layer, pour half of the Greek yogurt into a 16-ounce mason jar.
2. Next, add a layer of half of the granola and then half of the berries.
3. Add the remaining Greek yogurt and top with the remaining berries. Finish with a layer of granola. Enjoy!
Increase the serving size for the granola and store in an airtight container for later use.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 269Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 17g
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