Breakfast Parfaits: Layering Fun


Start your kids' day with a burst of color and nutrition by making Breakfast Parfaits! This fun and easy recipe allows kids to layer yogurt, fruits, and granola in their unique way, creating a delicious and visually appealing breakfast. It's a fantastic way to encourage healthy eating while enjoying a bit of creativity.

Breakfast Parfaits: Layering Fun

Preparation Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4 parfaits
  • Serving Size: 1 parfait per child


  • Greek yogurt, 500 grams (about 17 ounces)
  • Granola, 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Fresh fruits (like berries, banana slices, and kiwi), 300 grams (10.5 ounces)
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional), for drizzling

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Wash and chop the fruits into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Layer the Parfaits: In individual glasses or cups, start by layering a spoonful of yogurt at the bottom. Follow with a layer of granola and then a layer of fruits.
  3. Repeat the Layers: Continue layering yogurt, granola, and fruits until the glasses are filled.
  4. Drizzle with Sweetener (Optional): Drizzle a small amount of honey or maple syrup over each parfait for added sweetness.
  5. Serve: Serve the parfaits immediately, or cover and refrigerate for a quick breakfast option.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Variety of Fruits: Use a mix of colorful fruits for visual appeal and different flavors.
  • Let Kids Create: Encourage kids to layer their parfaits in their style.
  • Homemade Granola: For a healthier option, use homemade granola.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt? Yes, any type of yogurt can be used based on preference.
  • How can I make this dairy-free? Use plant-based yogurt alternatives like almond or coconut yogurt.
  • Can these parfaits be made ahead of time? They're best eaten fresh, but you can prepare them the night before. Just add the granola in the morning to keep it crunchy.