Yogurt Parfait – WellPlated.com

A Yogurt Parfait is the easy kind of breakfast that makes you wonder, “Why don’t I make this every morning?” This is your ultimate guide to parfait perfection, with a basic recipe and some of my favorite flavor variations. Grab a spoon!

3 glasses with different variations of fruit and yogurt parfaits

Why You’ll Love This Greek Yogurt Parfait Recipe

  • Simple and Delicious. There’s no cooking (hello Oatmeal), no waiting (ahem, Protein Overnight Oats), and barely any prep work. Yogurt parfaits are the effortless breakfast of your dreams and with the right combination of toppings, they taste like they’re straight out of a fancy breakfast cafe.
  • Totally Customizable. Put your culinary prowess to the test by mixing and matching ingredients (do apples go with chocolate? you’ll find out!) or use one of my ideas below. Endless options await, my friend!
  • Great for Meal Prep. These yogurt parfaits will last for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator, which means you can take a few minutes to assemble them on Sunday and have breakfast ready to go all week long!
  • The Best Way to Start the Day. Greek yogurt is packed with protein, fruit, and you can add all kinds of ingredients to help you fuel your morning. Best breakfast EVER!
Fruit and yogurt parfaits in glasses

How to Make a Yogurt Parfait

The Ingredients


  • Dairy Yogurt. I like using thick, creamy Greek yogurt, which works well for layering, but regular yogurt is fine too. Plain or vanilla are most versatile, or choose a flavor that complements the other ingredients you’re using.
  • Plant-Based Yogurt. If you have dairy intolerances or want a vegan yogurt parfait.


  • Fresh Fruit. Stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, pitted cherries), berries, and mango are great. You can use banana, apples, or pears too, but only if you plan on eating your parfait immediately.
  • Cooked Apples. Cinnamon-spiced chunky applesauce (like this Instant Pot Applesauce) or sautéed apples.
  • Pomegranate Arils. These add bright, tart flavor and some crunch.
  • Flaked Coconut. You can toast it first if you’d like.
  • Pie Filling. I love this homemade Apple Pie Filling in the fall!

Crunchy Things

  • Granola. Try my Healthy Granola, Crock Pot Granola, or Chocolate Granola.
  • Seeds. Hemp, chia, sunflower, pepitas, etc.
  • Nuts. Raw, roasted, or glazed. These add a bigger crunch to yogurt parfaits.
  • Cereal. I’m thinking more Grape Nuts or Kashi than Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Froot Loops, but you do you.

Sweetener (Optional)

  • Liquid Sweetener. Like honey, date syrup, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
  • Solid Sugar. Maple sugar, demerara sugar, and coconut sugar adds sweetness and texture.

Additional Yogurt Parfait Mix-Ins

  • Mini chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate, spices (cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin pie spice), graham cracker or cookie crumbs, jam or lemon curd, candied ginger, citrus zest, etc.

The Directions

Jam and yogurt in jar for yogurt parfait
  1. Create the First Layer. Add jam or pie filling on the bottom if you’re using it, then a layer of yogurt.
Berry layer added to yogurt parfait
  1. Add the Fruit. Spoon it right over the yogurt layer.
Yogurt parfait with jam on bottom, yogurt, berries, and granola
  1. Sprinkle in the Granola. Add any other mix-ins with it. Repeat until the yogurt parfaits reach the top of the glass or run out of ingredients. ENJOY!
3 Greek yogurt parfaits in jars

6 Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Ideas to Try

  • Mango Coconut. Start your yogurt parfait by cubing a fresh mango and tossing it with cinnamon. Layer it with coconut granola (or granola and coconut flakes) and coconut yogurt. Drizzle honey on top, if desired.
  • Peaches and Cream. Layer vanilla yogurt with sliced fresh peaches and granola.
  • Mixed Berry. Start with strawberry jam or preserves on the bottom. Layer plain Greek yogurt with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries and granola. (This is the yogurt parfait pictured below!)
  • Pear Cardamom. For a fall-inspired parfait, toss slices of ripe, soft pear with cardamom and layer with glazed almonds and vanilla yogurt.
  • Cherry Pie. Spoon Cherry Pie Filling into the bottom, then top with plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt and crushed graham crackers.
  • Lemon Raspberry. Layer lemon curd with plain or vanilla yogurt, fresh raspberries, crushed graham crackers, and lemon zest.
Top-down view of yogurt parfait in jar with berries and granola on top

Meal Prep Tips

You can store yogurt parfaits in jars in the refrigerator for up to 4 days—maybe even 5, depending on the fruit you’re adding.

Keep in mind, though, that the granola can start to get a bit soggy, so you may want to store it separately and add it to the top of the parfait just before serving.

  • 1 3/4 cups yogurt I like nonfat vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups fruit of choice diced if large, strawberries, blueberries, peaches…see blog post for more ideas
  • 1/2 cup granola see my Healthy Granola for a recipe
  • Optional mix-ins: chia seeds, nuts, coconut flakes, cinnamon
  • Sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, optional

  • In the bottom of 2 glass jars or similar containers, layer about 1/3 cup of the yogurt. (If you’re using jam or pie filling, you can add it at the bottom and then add the yogurt.) Next, add a layer of fruit, then a layer of granola, along with any other optional mix-ins.

  • Repeat the layers once or twice more, depending upon how thick you would like them. Finish with a sprinkle of granola and a drizzle of sweetener (if using).

  • Nutritional information is calculated with yogurt, mixed berries, and granola.
  • TO STORE: Refrigerate for up to 4 days. If you’re making yogurt parfaits for meal prep, you may want to add the granola just before serving.

Serving: 1(of 2)Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 22gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 9mgPotassium: 449mgFiber: 6gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 78IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 233mgIron: 2mg

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