Parfaits are one of my favorite ways to enjoy summer berries. They work as both a healthier dessert option or as a tasty alternative to plain cereal for breakfast. The best parfaits include yogurt, strawberries, blueberries and granola.
This particular recipe kicks it up a notch by using Quaker Quaker® Real Medleys® SuperGrains Blueberry Pecan Granola. It’s insanely easy to make and tastes so good, you won’t even realize that it’s better for you than, say, that ice-cream sundae you’ve been craving!
Strawberry & Blueberry Pecan Yogurt Parfait
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- Sliced strawberries
- Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt
- Quaker® Real Medleys® SuperGrains Granola
- Optional: Angel Food Cake sliced into little squares
How to make:
Starting at the bottom of your dish, layer the ingredients in this order: yogurt, blueberries, yogurt, granola, strawberries, granola, repeat. Once you get to the top, add a few more blueberries and strawberry slices, then sprinkle with granola.
Enjoy! If you opt to add in the angel food cake, start with a square on the bottom, then a square in between every third layer. If you want to turn this into a sweeter BBQ dessert recipe, you can also swap out the yogurt with a low-fat vanilla pudding. I might try that next. Oooh, or maybe banana pudding?
The Quaker®Real Medleys® SuperGrains Granola really add a fantastic crunch to it. It’s super hearty, with nice big clusters of seven different grains, pecans and little bits of fruit. It also comes in Cinnamon Apple Walnut flavor, but I didn’t think that would go well with the parfait. I’m thinking of trying that on baked apples though. Sounds good, right? Each 1/2 cup of either flavor is packed full of fiber and Omega-3s.
If you’re more of a hot cereal eater, I highly recommend trying SuperGrains Instant Hot Cereal. It’s made with a blend of oats, barley, rye, flax and my personal favorite, quinoa. It’s my favorite oatmeal right now, especially the Honey Almond flavor. I like my oatmeal to be nice and hearty, not all thin and runny. SuperGrains is exactly that, thick and delicious. It’s packed with 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving, which is important to me because I am such a picky eater.
Both are available in grocery stores nationwide in the breakfast section.
How do you like to make your parfaits? Tell me your favorite fruits and ingredients to use in the comments!