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This strawberry parfait recipe combines fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and crunchy granola for an easy breakfast. Pack the parfait in a mason jar for a healthy breakfast on the go.

EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2014; updated November 2022


Credit: Alexandra Shytsman

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins

What Are Parfaits?

A parfait is a breakfast or dessert with alternating layers of yogurt and/or whipped cream and fruit. They're typically served in a clear glass container to showcase the layers. They can be made sweet enough to be considered a dessert, or less sweet and enjoyed as a healthy breakfast. A breakfast parfait usually includes a crunchy element like granola or nuts.

Parfait Variations to Try

This quick and simple parfait features sliced strawberries tossed with a small amount of sugar to draw out the juice from the berries. The creamy layer is non-fat Greek yogurt that offers a tangy flavor and a texture thick enough to keep the layers separate. Finally, it's topped with granola for a little added sweetness and crunch. Want to make it your own? Try chopped peaches or nectarines in place of the strawberries. Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries work well too, but if you want them to be juicy, you may have to mash a few berries with the sugar in order to draw out the liquid. We like how the sugar adds sweetness to the berries, but you can skip this step and opt for a sweeter-flavored yogurt in its place.

Can I Make Strawberry & Yogurt Parfait Ahead?

Yes, but it won't hold forever. You can assemble the parfait in a pint-sized mason jar up to 2 hours ahead.

Additional reporting by Hilary Meyer


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine strawberries and sugar in a small bowl and let stand until the berries start to release juice, about 5 minutes.

  • To assemble parfait, layer yogurt and the strawberries with their juice in a 2-cup container. Top with granola.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 1/2 cups
285 calories; protein 17.1g; carbohydrates 37.2g; dietary fiber 6.1g; sugars 22g; fat 8.3g; saturated fat 1.4g; cholesterol 5.6mg; vitamin a iu 30.2IU; vitamin c 98mg; folate 72.7mcg; calcium 174.1mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 87.3mg; potassium 577.4mg; sodium 49.8mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 7g.

1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 nonfat milk, 1 fat