Layers of strawberries, Greek yogurt, and crunchy granola make a perfectly delicious breakfast or mid-day snack.
Fragaria ananassa, commonly known as strawberry, is famous all over the world for its bright red color, aroma, juicy texture, and sweetness.
Since childhood, I have had a special love for strawberries, fresh, and red gems of nature sent down for us to cherish its deliciousness. Ah, strawberries, one of my delicious weaknesses.
I am fond of everything that has strawberry as an ingredient; smoothies, shakes, ice-cream, salad, cookies, and a bit funny, but yeah, even strawberry shampoo.
I legit have some of that in my shower right now!
I have tried many strawberry desserts, and I used to think I have tried almost all that exists until I came across something!
Let me share an exciting story with you all.
It was Friday (finally the end of the entire hectic week!) evening, and I was preparing dinner when my doorbell rang.
As I opened the door, I was surprised to see my best friend in front of me. She was carrying a lovely bowl of Strawberry Granola Yogurt Parfait, a yummilicious dessert.
It was cold (definitely straight from refrigerator!) and delicious. I had it for the first time.
Before preparing this parfait, I think it would be unfair if I don’t tell you more about this delicious delight.
It was sweet and juicy; because of strawberries for sure, but it might have some honey because I tasted the sweetness, which is a little more of the fresh sweetness that strawberry could bring.
Oh, my goodness, it was so yummy!
It was crunchy and crispy too; yes, granola the delight made of oats. There was something sour in it too, which was also little creamy, definitely Greek yogurt!
But oops I was not planning on a dessert that night. I had already had a treat that day. I whispered to the heart then: “Don’t worry, this dessert deserves to be enjoyed.“
Let’s Prepare Strawberry Granola Yogurt Parfait
Are you looking for a nutritious and healthy light breakfast recipe? Strawberry Granola Yogurt Parfait is the right choice for you! Without any delay, let’s prepare this recipe together.
Who doesn’t love parfait? No one. Everyone loves granola parfaits. Even if you’re on a strict diet; you’ll still find an excuse to enjoy Strawberry Granola Yogurt Parfait.
The best thing about Strawberry Granola Yogurt Parfait is that you can prepare it a night before, but in that case, add granola before eating to keep it crunchy.
Can you prepare parfaits in advance?
Yes, you can prepare strawberry parfait at night and serve them on the table for breakfast in the morning. However, keep in mind, the granola will get soggy.
So, to enjoy a crunchy parfait, don’t add granola in between layers. Also, you can add granola when you’re ready to eat.
Such a great feeling to have a healthy and nutritious breakfast, perfect for the non-morning person like me.
Are parfaits good for breakfast?
Bored of daily egg bread breakfast routine? Looking for something exceptional that you can even enjoy every single day? Parfaits are a great option when you just aren’t in the mood for eating boring eggs.
In French perfect means parfait; I must say that this delicious treat is perfect for breakfast or as a mid-day snack!
The important part is, the ingredients are quick to put together and have the right combination of nutrients to kickstart your morning routine. I love this breakfast.
However, it all depends on which ingredients (fruits, yogurt & granola) you’re using to enjoy the right proportion of fat, protein, and vitamins.
Can you add fruits other than strawberries to parfait?
You can prepare this dessert the way you would like to make it! Yeah, we all know that the key ingredients of this treat are yogurt and granola.
You can use your favorite fruits in this recipe like fresh pineapple, sweet nectarines, mango, banana, kiwi, blueberries, and even cherries.
However, for a healthier version, go for Greek yogurt, and choose low-fat, low-sugar granola.
Wrapping it up!
Desserts add sweetness to your taste buds after having spicy meals. When it comes to sweet treats, sometimes you need something light to finish a heavy meal. And that’s what this parfait entails.
Strawberry granola parfait works well for light breakfast, mid-day snack, or even some after dinner for desserts.
If you’re bored with your breakfast menu, add a twist to your breakfast table by preparing this delicious Strawberry Parfaits recipe.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan to prepare this dessert this weekend for your family. What fruits would you love to add to your parfait recipe? I would love to hear about all the different ways you guys make your parfait.
Let’s have a look into the ingredients and recipe instructions.
- 2 c nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 T honey
- 1 c granola
- ½ c fresh strawberries
- 2 t sugar
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Wash the strawberries and remove the outer green covering and cut them into small pieces.
- In a bowl, add chopped strawberries and sprinkle sugar over them and toss them around a bit. Keep them aside for a while. You can skip this step to avoid extra calories.
- To assemble parfait, take a small glass, layer a generous amount of yogurt (app. 4 T) to the bottom, strawberries, top with 2 T granola, and spread it out evenly. Repeat the same layering process.
- Finally, garnish with fresh mint leaves and add just the right amount of green color to the top.
- Serve it right away or store them in the refrigerator until you're ready to eat.
- Add honey above the yogurt if you're using fresh strawberries.
- Add nuts to make it healthier.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 7gSugar: 43gProtein: 32g