Parfaits are such a fast, easy, and filling breakfast option, and I can’t believe we haven’t published a new parfait recipe in over 2 years! This updated recipe involves making granola, using your favorite yogurt, and loading up the berries – whatever kind you’re feeling!
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Meal prepping this parfait recipe
For these photos, I assembled my parfaits with the granola, but the granola didn’t stay crunchy. I personally didn’t mind. But if you do, I recommend keeping the granola on the side.
I also want to note – I put wayyy too much granola in these (yes it’s a thing) – I was worried it wouldn’t be apparent in the layers. So that’s another reason to keep it on the side. That way you can add as much granola as you want in the moment.
How to customize this parfait recipe
Change the granola
This granola is great without add-ins, but feel free to add any of these that you enjoy!
- Chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts
- Dried fruit- dried cranberries or golden raisins would be good!
- Chocolate chips (after it has been cooked)
- Any seeds you enjoy (after it’s been cooked)
- Leave out the coconut flakes if you’re not a fan!
You can also try out our favorite Vanilla Maple Almond Granola in this as well!
Are oats gluten-free?
Technically, yes oats are naturally gluten-free! However, there is still a chance of cross-contamination with gluten-containing grains when they are at the farm or during transportation. So if you are gluten-free, make sure to pick up certified GF oats to be safe!
Swap the fruit
In this parfait recipe we are using blueberries, but feel free to add different kinds of fruit. Always remember to shop seasonal when you can! Here is some other fruit that would be delicious in a parfait:
- passion fruit
What yogurt to use in this parfait recipe:
Greek yogurt or regular yogurt works great in this parfait recipe. I recommend using plain or vanilla since you already have fruit in this breakfast. But if you’re all about fruit-flavored yogurts, go for it!
Other non-dairy yogurts I like: CoYo, Kite Hill, Forager and So Delicious.
Do you have to use mason jars?
Nope. You can totally use the same containers that you normally use for overnight oats if you don’t have mason jars. Any Tupperware would work. But if you want to grab some mason jars, click here for my picks on Amazon.
How to store these parfaits
This breakfast (or snack!) will last in the fridge for up to four days. It is not freezer friendly and you definitely don’t want to reheat it before eating (warm yogurt? no thanks!) Happy prepping!
Don’t forget to check out our other delicious breakfast recipes!
- Vanilla Maple Almond Granola
- Horchata Overnight Oats
- Easy, Vegan Tofu Scramble
- Savory Cheddar Muffins
- Blueberry Lemon Pancakes
Or, check out the video below for four delicious breakfast ideas for when you are on a budget!
Berry Parfaits with Homemade Granola
For the granola
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 TBSP butter
- 3 TBSP brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes optional
For everything else
- 3 single-serving yogurt of your choice
- 3 cup blueberries sub raspberries or strawberries
- 3 tsp honey optional for drizzle
- Preheat your oven to 325 F.
- Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove and stir in the brown sugar. Set aside. Mix the oats, cinnamon, salt, and coconut flakes in a bowl. Pour in the brown sugar mixture and mix well with a spatula. Pour the oats onto a baking sheet and spread them out slightly. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway. The oats should be golden brown in color when finished! Let them cool on the pan.
- Add the yogurt and one-third of the fruit to a jar or container and seal. Repeat with the other two containers and store them in the fridge. Leave the granola on the side if you want it to stay crunchy and add as much as you’d like before eating! Granola can be stored on the counter at room temp for a week or up to 2 weeks in the fridge.