Nectarine Granola Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Amber Bracegirdle | Bluebonnet Baker Updated

This Nectarine Granola Yogurt Parfait is light and easy for breakfast any day of the week. So fancy and filling!

Typically served as a dessert, but also a wonderful treat for breakfast, parfait is a much loved combination of yogurt or ice-cream and fruit.

The word parfait actually is French for ‘perfect’, which pretty much sums up how good this dessert really is.

Cherry Greek Yogurt Parfaits Picture

A traditional French parfait consists of egg yolk foam, whipped cream and other additions like fruit or nuts which are layered and frozen in a tall, thin mold. American parfait is a little different, using layers of ice-cream or yogurt alternating with nuts, fruits and granola, creating attractive layers in a tall glass. 

Using yogurt as opposed to ice-cream helps make parfait much healthier and is why you will often see if served as a breakfast item.

Cherry Greek Yogurt Parfaits Photo

Making parfait the healthy way!

If you are aiming for a healthy treat,  it is important to consider the type of yogurt you use.

More often than not, yogurts are packed full of sugar that make them just as unhealthy as ice-cream, so don’t be fooled! Aways read the label as it will help you determine if the yogurt you are looking to buy is actually a healthy option. Many yogurts include lots of additives to flavor and sweeten them, so it is best to look for a yogurt that has a short ingredient list.

The ingredients on nutrition labels are listed by weight, so the order in which ingredients are listed is important. If you see sugar in the first few ingredients you can be sure that it is quite an unhealthy yogurt. The best yogurts include milk, plus the bacterial cultures needed to turn the milk into yogurt... and not much else! Do bear in mind that sugar may be listed as sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, cane sugar and agave nectar. 

Greek Yogurt Frosting Picture

On the nutritional label you will also be able to find out what the suggested serving size is as well as the calories per serving.

Scanning through the label, you will also see macronutrients - carbohydrates, proteins and fats - listed as grams per serving as well as some micronutrients. You will also be able to see the amount of sugar per serving, so it can help you determine which yogurts are healthier than others. Choosing a yogurt with a minimum amount of sugar and lower amounts of carbs is the safest option; you will often find that the healthiest option is plain, unflavored yogurt which typically has about 10-15 grams of carbs per cup. 

When using yogurt in parfait, you will find that you will use a lot of sweet additions such as fruit, nuts and granola.

This is why plain yogurt is ideal - and because it is coupled up with sweet ingredients, you won’t even notice the yogurt isn’t sweetened!

That being said, you can always add a dash of vanilla for extra sweetness if you find the yogurt too tangy.

This recipe uses passionfruit pulp and nectarines which are both naturally sweet, so you shouldn’t need to sweeten the yogurt at all.

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Nectarine Granola Yogurt Parfait Recipe

  1 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Granola, use your favorite
  • 2 Nectarines, diced
  • Passion Fruit Pulp, from 2 Passion Fruit
  • Mint Leaves, (around a tablespoon)
  • Coconut Flakes, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a dessert glass, add half of the granola. Layer with half of the yogurt, followed by half the nectarine and passionfruit pulp.
  2. Repeat until you have used everything up.
  3. Sprinkle mint leaves and coconut and lay a slice of nectarine over on top. Voila! 

 

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Author: Amber Bracegirdle
Recipe Yields: 1 Parfait
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 48
Calories 407

% Daily Value*
9%
Total Fat 6g
8%
  Saturated Fat 2g
4%
Sodium 103mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate 73g
9%
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 34g
34%
Protein 17g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amber Bracegirdle

About Amber

Amber is a native Texan, born to a family of fabulous cooks. She shares her love of all things Tex-Mex and Southern both on her blog, Bluebonnet Baker, and here on Food Fanatic. She heavily endorses the use of the contraction "y'all".

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