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Yogurt with granola is a quintessential breakfast treat and this Breakfast Parfait Board takes the typical bowl of yogurt to a whole new level!
Filled with all kinds of fruit, assorted crunchy cereals, and granola, the parfait bar is a super fun way to surprise your family for breakfast or host friends for brunch.
Have you joined the madness of the charcuterie board? My friend Maegan from The – Mama is basically the queen of all the food you could stack on a board and everything she shares makes me so hungry!
When I saw this parfait breakfast table in her new Beautiful Boards cookbook, I immediately put it on my meal plan. What do you dislike about yogurt parfaits with tons of fun ingredients?
Yogurt Parfait Bar
Even more fun than serving parfait cups to your breakfast guests is introducing them to a beautiful variety like this.
Creating a yogurt bar with parfait takes a little effort but has a big impact. You get serious hostess points for spreading yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts, granola, and something sweet to sprinkle on top.
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Best of all, you can make a good yogurt parfait bar with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry. While it's good to have two or three different types of yogurt, cereal, or fruit in play, this breakfast table is all about adaptability.
Surprised by last minute guests? It's a frozen yogurt bar to the rescue! Put everything in bowls and let your guests help themselves build their perfect parfait.
I love it when I find a recipe that feels "nice" enough to serve guests, but is also quick and easy enough for a daily meal. A cereal and yogurt bar ensures that all family members can have breakfast the way they like it.
Yogurt with Granola
What is the magic that makes yogurt with granola so good? There is something about creamy yogurt with the satisfying "crunch" of granola in every bite that I can't get enough of in the morning.
Here we are big fans of granola and we have several recipes that you will probably find in our pantry any day of the week. Have you tried making granola in the clay pot? It is perfect every time!
Chewy peanut granola is immensely easy to eat, as is this peanut butter chocolate chip granola. You'll also want to use that crunchy granola to make these peanut butter chocolate chip granola parfaits!
Tropical coconut granola would also make a great addition to breakfast parfaits. And for a fun dessert option, I recommend you try this Granola Chewy Toffee Cookie over ice cream.
How to Make a Breakfast Parfait Bar
Preparing this breakfast table is as easy as dividing its ingredients into different serving bowls and arranging them on a delicatessen table.
A great parfait has three key elements:
- Yoghurt. This recipe calls for three different varieties of yogurt served in separate bowls: plain, flavored with vanilla and fruit. Both Greek yogurt and plain yogurt will work well. Choose what you want or offer one of the two!
- Big wave. The instructions for this board also recommend Honey Nut Cheerios and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The sweet cereal chunks and walnut granola worked so well in our parfaits!
- Fruit. All kinds of fresh fruit will work well in a parfait. I used grapes, bananas, and fresh berries because that's what we had on hand.
Put these items in your parfait bowl or cup and you have the ingredients for a delicious morning meal. You could stop there and be perfectly content, but why not go the extra mile?
A drizzle of maple syrup or honey turns an ordinary bowl of yogurt into a heavenly treat. A few sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, or walnut chunks on top are another nice touch.
I enjoyed arranging my cereal, fruit, and yogurt bowls in a pretty way for these photos, but if you're in a hurry, just lining everything up on a table or breakfast bar will work just fine. The beauty of a parfait bar is that it can be fully tailored to your preferences.
Set up the breakfast yogurt bar in the way that works best for you and your family. Put a cup of coffee and a jug of juice on the table and you're done.
Who would have thought that ordinary breakfast foods could be combined into something so impressive? I've been making cheese boards and other deli meats for a while and love this concept inspired breakfast.
There are so many amazing ideas hidden inside the Beautiful Boards cookbook! Whether you have a party, plan a movie night, or just want to create an unforgettable date, there is a recipe here to guarantee you the winner of a board.
This cookbook is worthy of a coffee table and I recommend it to any "enthusiast" in your life. Photography is simply beautiful!
While the book may be pretty enough to justify a purchase just to flip through it, you also won't be able to resist making your own delicatessen boards after reading it. There really is a table for almost any occasion!
There's also no reason why you should limit your morning parfait enjoyment. A self-serve parfait bar would be a welcome show for lunch or a fun "breakfast for dinner" night!
My whole family loved to build our own individual parfaits from this spread. I know we will be enjoying many more yogurt and granola parfait bars in the near future!
Parfait Bar Breakfast
With just a few minutes of effort in the morning, you can put together a DIY breakfast parfait bar that will make the whole family smile!
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Total time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups of Greek or traditional yogurt
- 1 cup Greek or traditional vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup Greek or traditional fruit-flavored yogurt
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 cup grapes, cut in half
- 1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed berries
- 2 large bananas, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups honey and walnut cheerios
- 1 cup crispy toasted cinnamon cereal
- 1/2 cup of granola
- 1/4 cup chopped or sliced walnuts
The ingredients for the yogurt parfaits are incredibly adaptable. Multiply them as needed for a crowd and swap them out for your favorite foods as desired.
Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 557 mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 406 IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 5 mg