Layered Yogurt Jars: A Healthy Dessert


Layered Yogurt Jars are a delightful and healthy dessert option for kids, combining the creamy goodness of yogurt with layers of fruits, granola, and a touch of honey or maple syrup. These visually appealing jars are not only nutritious but also a fun way for kids to enjoy a dessert that’s good for them.

Layered Yogurt Jars: A Healthy Dessert

Preparation Time

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

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Varies
  • Serving Size: 1 jar per child


  • Greek yogurt, plain or flavored, 500 grams (about 17 ounces)
  • Fresh fruits (like berries, banana slices, and kiwi), chopped, 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Granola, 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional), for drizzling
  • Nuts or seeds (optional), for extra crunch

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Layer the Ingredients: In small jars or cups, start by layering a spoonful of yogurt at the bottom. Follow with a layer of granola and then a layer of chopped fruits.
  2. Repeat the Layers: Continue layering yogurt, granola, and fruits until the jars are filled to the top.
  3. Drizzle with Sweetener: Optionally, drizzle a small amount of honey or maple syrup over each jar for added sweetness.
  4. Garnish: Add a final layer of fruits on top for garnish. Optionally, sprinkle with nuts or seeds.
  5. Serve: Serve the layered yogurt jars immediately, or cover and refrigerate them for later.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Customizable: Let the kids choose their favorite fruits and yogurt flavors.
  • Fun with Layers: Encourage kids to create their patterns with the layers.
  • Healthy Additions: Include nuts, seeds, or even a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra nutrition.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make these yogurt jars ahead of time? Yes, they can be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long do they last in the fridge? They’re best enjoyed within a day or two.
  • Can I use non-dairy yogurt? Absolutely, any plant-based yogurt can be a great alternative.