Make Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Yogurt: Choose your favorite type – Greek yogurt (for extra thickness), plain, vanilla, or any flavored yogurt.
  • Fruit: Use a combination of fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.), sliced bananas, peaches, or any fruit you enjoy. Frozen fruit works perfectly too.
  • Granola: Store-bought or homemade granola gives a lovely crunch.
  • Chia seeds (optional): These add thickness, fiber, and healthy fats.
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional): For a touch of sweetness.

Equipment

  • Small bowls
  • Mason jars, wide-mouth glasses, or clear containers with lids

Instructions

Prepare the yogurt base (optional):

  • In a bowl, stir together yogurt, a teaspoon of chia seeds (if using), and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup (if desired). This step helps thicken the yogurt and adds a hint of flavor.

Assemble the parfaits:

  • Layer 1: Start with a generous scoop of yogurt in the bottom of your container.
  • Layer 2: Add a handful of your chosen fruits. Repeat these two layers, ending with yogurt on top.
  • Layer 3: Sprinkle with a generous amount of granola for crunch.

Make ahead:

  • Seal your containers tightly with lids. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Tips:

  • Get creative with flavors: Explore different yogurt flavors, fruit combinations, and toppings like nuts, seeds, or a swirl of nut butter.
  • Frozen fruit: If using frozen fruit, layer it directly from the freezer. It will thaw in the refrigerator and release its juices, adding flavor to the parfait.
  • Transportation: Mason jars with lids are perfect for grabbing a parfait on the go.
  • Adjust sweetness: For a less sweet parfait, use plain yogurt and rely on naturally sweet fruits. Adjust sweetness to your liking.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy make-ahead breakfast parfaits!

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