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Blackberry Yogurt Parfait Recipe

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Blackberry yogurt parfaits are a great treat for a healthy, low sugar breakfast or an easy afternoon snack. These delicious and easy-to-make parfaits can be made ahead of time, so they’re perfect for busy foodies on the go.

Layered  Greek yogurt parfaits with blackberries, blueberries, and granola in individual glasses. The blackberry parfait in the front has a spoon in it.

Blackberry Parfaits: A Delicious Way to Start Your Day!

I’m not a huge breakfast person, but I know how important it is to have a nutritious breakfast that helps me power through my busy days.

Greek yogurt parfaits are an easy recipe that I can actually look forward to eating.

It’s so easy to mix and match different flavors of yogurt and different fruits for endless flavor combinations. This blackberry yogurt parfait is one of my favorites. The tart blackberry flavor combined with the sweet yogurt is super satisfying.

They’re also a great afternoon snack!

What you’ll love about this yogurt parfait recipe:


  • Greek yogurt is packed with protein to keep you satisfied while you’re on the go.
  • The recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare, and you’ll love watching the layers develop as you build your parfait.
  • A great way to use up leftover granola or jam.
  • Amazing for meal prep. Make them ahead for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack!
A wooden board with the ingredients needed to make a blackberry yogurt parfait, including Greek yogurt, blackberry jam, fresh berries, and granola.

Ingredients needed to make Blackberry Greek Yogurt Parfaits

  • Greek Yogurt. Use your favorite vanilla or plain Greek yogurt for this recipe, or mix things up with a berry or honey-flavored yogurt. To keep things healthy, I always choose a brand that’s high in protein and low in sugar.
  • Seedless Blackberry Jam.  The addition of jam makes these parfaits extra-special and adds an amazing burst of berry flavor.
  • Fresh or Frozen Blackberries and Blueberries. You can use fresh or thawed frozen blackberries for this recipe. Thawed frozen berries are soft and pie-like, while fresh berries add more texture. You can’t go wrong either way!
  • Granola. Grab any kind of granola that you love – there are so many delicious varieties available these days and you can even use a sugar-free or grain-free option if you want. In a pinch, you can also use a crumbled granola bar! I also to using homemade granola, which is surprisingly easy to make.
  • Honey.   Honey is optional but can add a kiss of natural sweetness to your breakfast parfait. This is nice is your berries are particularly tart.

Handy tip: Prepare Ahead!

Parfaits keep well in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Make a batch on Sunday night and enjoy them for breakfast during the work week!

A glass filled one third of the way with yogurt.
For a delicious breakfast parfait, top the yogurt layer with some jam.
A finished parfait, with layers of yogurt, then jam, then yogurt, then fresh berries and granola.

How to make a yogurt parfait

Layer the yogurt in the bottom of a glass. If making these ahead of time, use a canning jar with a lid for easy storage and transport. I love these Weck jars because they’re so cute and perfectly sized!

Top the yogurt with a little bit of jam. Blackberry or blueberry is my favorite, but lemon curd is also a delicious option! If you don’t have any jam, you can also mash some of your berries together with a drizzle of honey or pinch of sugar and use that in place of the jam layer.

Layer more yogurt on top.

Top with berries and granola. If you don’t have granola, you can use a crumbled granola bar, your favorite dry cereal, or nuts or seeds. Anything with a little bit of crunch works here!

Eat immediately or refrigerate for later!

An overhead view of three blackberry yogurt parfaits with ingredients in the background.

FAQs

How long do yogurt parfaits last in the fridge?

These parfaits can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you want to make them ahead of time, simply use a jar or glass with a lid and store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy one!

Are yogurt parfaits healthy?

They definitely can be, depending on the ingredients you use! If you choose a flavored yogurt, it’s important to read the label to make sure you’re choosing a brand that has natural ingredients and not too much added sugar. Ditto for the granola.

What yogurt is best for parfaits?

I love making parfaits with Greek yogurt. It’s packed with protein to help you power through your busy day, plus it’s thicker and creamier than traditional French yogurt. Skyr, an Icelandic strained yogurt, is also a delicious option! I almost always use plain or vanilla yogurt so that the flavor of the fruit really shines through.

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Landscape image of three blackberry and Greek yogurt parfaits topped with granola and fresh berries.

Blackberry Yogurt Parfait

Sweet and tart Greek yogurt parfaits are a delicious make-ahead breakfast!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 182 kcal

Equipment

  • 4 small glass jars with lids

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoons seedless blackberry preserves
  • ½ cup mixed blueberries and blackberries fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 4 Tablespoons granola
  • 2 teaspoons honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Spoon ¼ cup of yogurt into each jar
  • Top with 1 tablespoon of preserves
  • Layer on the remaining yogurt
  • Top with berries and granola. Drizzle with honey, if desired.
  • Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator overnight

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 12gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 1mg
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By on January 7th, 2022
lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren!

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