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No Cook Recipe - Yogurt Parfait

Categories: Cooking, Food, Lunches, side dishes, summer living


Everyone loves a parfait. Isn’t that what Donkey says in the Shrek movie? And just think, you can use the movie tie in to actually get your kids to eat the healthy yogurt parfait.

But what exactly is a parfait?


Behold, the layered goodness that is the parfait.

First you need a fancy parfait glass. Yes, you do. They make everything from yogurt to ice cream seem more special. And best of all, they can be bought for $1 each at your local dollar store or (insert hushed tone here so as not to offend those who rally against unfair business practices) walmart.


Fill with vanilla yogurt a little less than half way up the glass. I prefer to use Stony Field Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt. Then add a layer of granola. You will probably want less granola than you think you will want.
Remember what your mama always told? Uh, no not that. Not that either.

Okay, she said, “You can always add more! But you can’t add less.” What your mama never said that? Well, she should have.


Then add another layer of yogurt, leaving ample room at the top of the glass.


Add fresh fruit. Or you can be like me and use canned fruit. Just make sure you use the kind that is NOT packed in syrup. generally I do prefer to use fresh fruit, like strawberries, cut up melon, or blueberries, but sometimes the fruit has already been eaten.

Or in the winter, when I like to serve this as a breakfast treat, it is far too expensive. So canned it is. Stop looking at me like that.


Sprinkle a little more granola on the top.


Dig in.

Remember, everybody loves a parfait. 

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6 comments so far...

  • mmm that looks SO GOOD! and no cook! even better!

    also, knowing your love of bacon, a friend sent this to me and i had to share:

    not sure it would be so yummy on yogurt though…

    Kate  |  August 1st, 2008 at 2:23 pm

  • do you have any smoothie ideas!!!

    ginger hoffman  |  August 1st, 2008 at 6:09 pm

  • I made parfaits for breakfast for a solid month last winter. For myself - everyone else in the family would have staged a mutiny if I gave them the same food every day for a month. I love a parfait.

    Andrea  |  August 1st, 2008 at 6:17 pm

  • hey! I just had Stony Field yogurt and homemade granola (your recipe, which I love)–the cup is still sitting here on my desk! I just can’t get my kids to eat it lately. Maybe I need parfait glasses…

    cristen  |  August 1st, 2008 at 6:21 pm

  • My youngest two love bacon salt! (The older three can’t have it, since it has gluten — sob). My todder actually climbs into the spice cabinet to get it, and brings it to me, crooning, “Baaaacoh sawlt…” and if I won’t open it up and sprinkle it on his hand, he gets one of his older siblings to do it.

    Lylah  |  August 1st, 2008 at 9:43 pm

  • We’ve been doing Smoothies for breakfast here recently — until we ran out of yogurt. I guess now that we have yogurt again I need to invest in some parfait glasses. Smoothies are probably better in them too.

    Jenni  |  August 1st, 2008 at 9:45 pm