Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits

Greek Yogurt Berry Parfaits

These No Bake Yogurt Parfaits are a simple breakfast, dessert, or snack.   A thick and creamy blend of Greek yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla, and honey is layered with fresh berries on top of a quick homemade granola crust and topped with more mixed berries. 

 

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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  These yogurt parfaits are so good!  I always feel like I’m treating myself to a healthy light breakfast or snack.  They can also serve as a light dessert.  More along the line of a cheesecake parfait thanks to the addition of a small amount of cream cheese.

 

No baking is required!  However, these parfaits taste better after they’ve chilled for a couple hours (or even overnight).  These are not just for summer either; although they are very refreshing and parfait (French for perfect) on a hot summer day.

 

If fresh berries are not available, frozen unsweetened berries are a good alternative.  Frozen fruit usually doesn’t take very long to thaw.

 

Easy Granola Crust

The easy crust is made of almonds, pecans, dates, and cinnamon.  The flavors and texture go perfect with the creamy filling and mixed fruit.  I love the simplicity of this easy recipe.

 

The crust (or “granola”) can be made in your mini food chopper or regular food processor.  It will keep fresh for several days so you can enjoy it a couple more times.  Store in the refrigerator, covered.

 

Yogurt Berry in Parfait

 

Parfait glasses are a nice touch, however, you can use mason jars or stemless wine glasses.  You can also use plastic parfait glasses with lids, which I think are great for kids.  If all else fails, just use a small bowl!

 

Other Fruit and Nut Ideas

  • Sliced bananas
  • Sliced kiwi
  • Shredded coconut
  • Walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc.
  • Chia seeds or oats

 

Ingredients

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Raw almonds (not roasted)
Raw pecans (not roasted)
Pitted dates
Ground cinnamon
Cream cheese
Full-fat Greek yogurt
Honey, preferably local (or maple syrup)
Pure vanilla extract
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blueberries

 

Kitchen Equipment 

Mini food chopper (or regular food processor).  I love my Mini Food Chopper by Proctor Silex.
Large mixing bowl
Electric mixer
Kitchen knife
Parfait glasses, jars, or bowls

 

yogurt and berries in parfait glass

 

Directions

  • First, pulse the nuts and cinnamon in a food chopper.
  • Second, combine the greek yogurt, cream cheese, honey, and vanilla extract.
  • Third, evenly distribute granola crust among 4 containers.  Add a layer of yogurt mixture, berries, and another layer of the yogurt mixture.  Top with more berries. Enjoy!

 

 

mixed berries and yogurt

Greek Yogurt Berry Parfait

These No Bake Yogurt Parfaits are a simple breakfast, dessert, or snack.   A thick and creamy blend of Greek yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla, and honey is layered with fresh berries on top of a quick homemade granola crust and topped with more mixed berries.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 344kcal

Equipment

  • Mini food chopper (or regular food processor)
  • large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Kitchen knife
  • Kitchen knife

Ingredients

CRUST (GRANOLA) INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup raw almonds (not roasted)
  • 1/4 cup raw pecans (not roasted)
  • 3 pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

PARFAIT INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 cup raspberries, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, rinsed

Instructions

  • In food chopper or processor, combine almonds, pecans, dates, and cinnamon. Pulse until the mixture starts to form a ball and the nuts are nicely broken down. Divide the nut crust between 4 individual parfait glasses, serving dishes, or jars and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Set aside.
  • Tip: If cream cheese isn’t fully softened, beat it first before adding the other ingredients.
  • Divide half of the cheesecake mixture between the 4 serving dishes or jars and divide half of the berries among the individual dishes. Repeat this process with remaining cheesecake mixture and fresh berries.
  • Place the parfaits in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to chill. To serve, garnish with ground cinnamon or an extra drizzle of honey, if desired.

Notes

Other Fruit and Nut Ideas
  • Sliced bananas
  • Sliced kiwi
  • Shredded coconut
  • Walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc.
  • Chia seeds or oats
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Nutrition

Serving: 8.7oz | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14.7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 128mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 43g


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