Easy Granola Parfaits
I love lazy weekends. Unfortunately, I don’t get very many of them around my house. But when I do, the last thing I want to be doing is spending time making breakfast. I want breakfast to come to me, on a tray, pre-made, and I want it to be delicious. That of course only happens in my dreams. But these Easy Granola Parfaits are a great alternative that can actually happen in reality! Even on a lazy weekend!
There isn’t much to them, really. You’ll need to make up a batch of my Easy Peanut Butter Granola. You’ll also need some fruit – you can use fresh or thawed from frozen. And you’ll need some yogurt. Today I’m using raspberries and blueberries, with vanilla yogurt, but you can use any combination that suits your fancy.
Simply layer your ingredients in a pretty glass or jar – granola, fruit, yogurt, fruit. Keep building layers until you have filled your container. Then dig in!
I love the combination of textures in these parfaits! You get a little bit of crunch from the granola, and little creamy from the yogurt, and a burst of flavor from the berries!
My kids think this is a great alternative to just plain old cereal, and I have to agree. But it also gets them eating healthy food without them even knowing it! And my kids will pick these over those store-bought sugar cereals any (and every) day of the week!
We love to make these with coconut milk yogurt made in the Instant Pot. Sometimes we switch up the granola and use my friend Janet’s recipe for Chewy Nut Loaded Granola! The great thing is that you can customize these Easy Granola Parfaits however you’d like!!
- 4 cups peanut butter granola cereal
- 4 cups fruit (fresh or thawed from frozen)
- 3 cups vanilla yogurt
- Divide ingredients between 6 of your favorite fancy glasses or jars. I like to layer granola, fruit, yogurt and fruit, then repeat until your container is full. Use about 1/3 cup for each layer of granola and each double layer of fruit, and about 1/4 cup for each layer of yogurt.
- Garnish with a little extra fruit and some sprinkles of granola.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 132mg Carbohydrates: 83g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 40g Protein: 14g