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Fresh + Healthy Yogurt Parfait Recipe

This bright and refreshing yogurt parfait recipe is so simple but so handy to keep in your repertoire! It’s perfect for spring, Easter, brunches, snacks, and so much more.

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe
Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe
Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Psst. Hey. Hey you mom. You want in on a secret? These fancy-schmancy-looking parfaits took about one minute each to make.

And my kids love them. Like, deeply love these things.

I’m not sure if it’s the fancy cup, or the tiny spoon, or the fact that they’re filled with fresh and simple ingredients, but my children practically inhale these treats. And that’s awesome, because every bit of them is something that I feel good about serving to those kiddos of mine.

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A Healthy Snack for Kids and adults

As far as snacks go, I feel like I’m a middle-of-the-road mom most of the time. I really strive to stay away from sugary stuff and we do pretty well there, but sometimes we just get bored with the same old thing.

So when I can come up with something (like these mandarin granola yogurt parfaits) that my kids love and that are packed with healthy ingredients, I seriously feel like I should hang a medal around my neck.

And not for nothing, but presentation is key, right?! Give a kid a fancy cup and a tiny spoon and they’re on top of the world. So this is like the icing on the cake. What really matters is what’s inside.

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Yogurt Parfait Substitutions to Try

You could spin this yogurt parfait recipe so many different ways!

  • Use your favorite yogurt flavors as inspiration and include fresh versions of any fruit flavors in the yogurt.
  • Try a dairy-free yogurt (soy or coconut milk yogurts are great!) to reduce the dairy. (You can verify that your granola has no dairy as well, to make it an entirely dairy-free snack.)
  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon over the top to punch up the flavor.
  • Use seasonal fruits — berries, stone fruits, and even melon would all be delicious.

Those pretty layers of Greek yogurt and granola are a perfect combination with so many different fruits. We used mandarins here, which give a bright flavor to this yogurt parfait.

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Supplies You’ll Need

Ingredients

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Yogurt Parfait Recipe

  1. Start by spreading a layer of yogurt at the bottom of your cup. If you’re serving from an individual portion of yogurt, I like to use about half the container. If you’re using a larger container, spread about a third of a cup.
  2. On top of the yogurt, sprinkle a layer of granola. I like to use a granola that’s not too tough to chew, in case you’re serving to little ones with budding teeth. Spread about a quarter cup of granola.
  3. Peel a mandarin and split in half. Slice the halves a couple of times so that once you separate the mandarin wedges, you have small chunks of fruit. Sprinkle the mandarin chunks over the granola. You can also use your fruit of choice for this step.
  4. Top it all off with another dollop of yogurt — either finish off your single-serve container or use another third of a cup.
  5. Garnish with a dusting of granola, a couple of mandarin wedges, and a sprig of mint for fun.
Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

When To SErve This Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Can you imagine if you showed up with these for a school snack or birthday celebration? Kids and moms alike would be in heaven.

It’s a perfect idea for snack duty because they’re so simple and fast to make (especially if you do it assembly line-style), but also filled with healthy and whole ingredients.

I think the yogurt parfaits would also be perfect for an Easter snack or brunch, at baby or wedding showers, or for any spring snacktime. Enjoy! xoxo

Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe
Simple and healthy mandarin granola parfait recipe

Fruit, Granola, and Yogurt Parfait

Yield: 1 parfait
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This bright and refreshing yogurt parfait recipe is so simple but so handy to keep in your repertoire! It's perfect for spring, Easter, brunches, snacks, and so much more.

Ingredients

  • Mandarins or other sliced fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Granola

Instructions

  1. Start by spreading a layer of yogurt at the bottom of your cup. If you're serving from an individual portion of yogurt, I like to use about half the container. If you're using a larger container, spread about a third of a cup.
  2. On top of the yogurt, sprinkle a layer of granola. I like to use a granola that's not too tough to chew, in case you're serving to little ones with budding teeth. Spread about a quarter cup of granola.
  3. Peel a mandarin and split in half. Slice the halves a couple of times so that once you separate the mandarin wedges, you have small chunks of fruit. Sprinkle the mandarin chunks over the granola. You can also use your fruit of choice for this step.
  4. Top it all off with another dollop of yogurt -- either finish off your single-serve container or use another third of a cup.
  5. Garnish with a dusting of granola, a couple of mandarin wedges, and a sprig of mint for fun.

Notes

Can you imagine if you showed up with these for a school snack or birthday celebration? Kids and moms alike would be in heaven.

It's a perfect idea for snack duty because they're so simple and fast to make (especially if you do it assembly line-style), but also filled with healthy and whole ingredients.

I think the yogurt parfaits would also be perfect for an Easter snack or brunch, at baby or wedding showers, or for any spring snacktime. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Fresh + Healthy Yogurt Parfait Recipe

  1. Such a beautiful dessert in 1 minute? Love that, and those stickers on mandarins, too 🙂

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