J’s Yogurt & Granola Parfait

She made it up, inspired by ‘Sweet Kiwi‘.

We got home from ‘shopping’ on Saturday and J, Daughter #1 made up a glass, showing off our recently acquired glassware. It turns out (via Google) that these glasses are actually parfait glasses. Who knew 🙂


Anyway, it’s a simple 3 ‘ingredient’ dessert or breakfast and in-between. All you need? Fruit, Yogurt, Granola/bars.

Here are a few suggestions, as per ‘The Art of the Fruit Bowl’


You could use a variety of fruit, or stick with one. 

– tropical fruit mix. Think a combination of pineapple, pawpaw, bananas and passionfruit, maybe? How about a sprinkling of toasted coconut to finish?

– What do you think about a summery berry mix? The combination of sun-blushed strawberries and sweet blueberries?

– Could you make poached fruit parfaits? Why ever not? Stonefruit and pawpaw, even dried fruit are game. Me thinks.



– You could sub toasted oats for the granola bars

– or use muesli

– no one would quibble if you decided to go ‘raw’ with your oats. 

– you could combine toasted seeds and nuts, desiccated coconut



So…my parfait isn’t the traditional looking one with well defined layers. Thanks or no thanks to rather liquid yogurt I had.

For definition, thick – Greek-style yogurts are great.

But still, we enjoyed it.

– I like plain yogurt but you could certainly go for flavoured, to match the fruit combo

– I considered adding a dollop of creme fraiche to this but I behaved myself and went ‘yogo’

– Vegan? How about layering with coconut cream, oatgurt or soygurt?


So here goes the ‘recipe’. By the way, this is a wonderful treat to make with children at school. Like I did yesterday :).

The children helped. They laid out cups, cut the apples up, took red seedless grapes off stalks, crumbled the granola bars and assembled the parfaits.

Did I mention eat them too, and with delight? 🙂

Thank you, J.

J's Yogurt & Granola Parfait
A simple layered 'dessert' of fruit, granola and yogurt, layered.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
263 calories
29 g
30 g
12 g
10 g
7 g
255 g
182 g
11 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263
Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 182mg
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 11g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Mix of fruit
  2. Granola bars, broken up
  3. Yogurt
  1. Set out your glasses - the aim is to make a couple of layers so be mindful of how much you put of each element in each glass. Start with a teaspoon/ tablespoon.
  2. I began with fruit when I made mine but J says's she starts with yogurt, so...
  3. Put some yogurt at the bottom of the glass
  4. Follow with granola, then fruit
  5. Repeat
  6. Top with a sprinkling of granola pieces
  7. Eat immediately so the granola doesn't get 'soggy\
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1 Comment

  1. Hi, please I’d like to ask a question. The one someone gave me had grind coconut, cashew nuts and other fruits. Have you made that one before? If yes please IL appreciate if you can post the recipe cos I loved it. Thanks.

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