High Protein Yogurt Granola Parfaits

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These High-Protein Yogurt Parfaits, featuring homemade granola, are ideal for serving as breakfast, brunch, or even as a dessert. You can easily customize these Parfaits to suit your preferences, plus they’re keto-friendly.

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Why you’ll love this Yogurt Parfaits

Isn’t yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit the perfect combination? These vibrant Parfaits are a delicious breakfast option packed with protein. For this recipe, I use Fage Greek Yogurt, which is rich in protein, has a creamy texture, and keeps the carbs count low.

This high-protein breakfast is also perfect for a regular morning, a fancy brunch or even an after-school snack. The fresh berries add color and a sweet note, while the homemade granola gives the yogurt a great crunch!

Ingredients & Substitutions

Salted Butter – When choosing my butter, I like grass-fed butter because of its rich flavor. Of course, you can use other types of butter.

Raw Pecan Halves – Adding pecan nuts to the yogurt Parfait adds a delicious crunch and nutty flavor.

Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

Sunflower Seeds – For this yogurt Parfait, I use roasted and salted shelled sunflower seeds.

Brown Sugar Substitute – This adds a slight sweetness to the salty flavor of the nuts and butter. I always recommend the brown sugar substitute because of its depth of flavor. However, you can use a different sweetener or leave the sweetener out of the recipe, as the coconut flakes and fruit add sweetness to your parfait.

Fage Greek Yogurt – You can use a different yogurt brand or flavor, such as Two Good yogurt, which also works great to keep the carbs low. I like Fage Greek Yogurt because of its thickness and higher protein content.

Protein Powder – You can use your favorite brand and flavor of protein powder. I use Isopure Vanilla Whey Protein.

Fresh fruit – Using berries like strawberries and blueberries for your Parfait is the best way to add fresh fruit while keeping the carbs low, but you can add your favorite fruit to the yogurt.

How to make this High Protein Yogurt Parfaits

Step 1

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. This will later be used to cool the homemade granola. Wash the fresh fruit and slice the strawberries.

Step 2

Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat to make the crunchy granola. Add the pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, and brown sugar substitute. Stir to coat all the ingredients in the melted butter.

Step 3

Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and toasted. This will take from 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4

Spread the granola evenly on the sheet pan. Allow to cool completely.

Step 5

In a bowl, stir the yogurt and protein powder until well blended.

Step 6

Create the first layer of yogurt by adding 3 tablespoons to the bottoms of six 8-ounce wide-mouth jars or cups. Add a layer of granola to each jar, followed by a fruit layer with 2 tablespoons of sliced strawberries and a heaping tablespoon of blueberries. Repeat the layer once more.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serving suggestions

These Yogurt Parfaits are a perfect high-protein breakfast to grab on the go, as they can be made up to 1 day ahead.

  • I enjoy preparing them for a weekday breakfast since you can make them the night before, streamlining your morning routine and making these Parfaits the perfect breakfast option.
  • Do you have a special brunch? These Parfaits are such a beautiful treat for those special days also! Think Mother’s Day, Valentine’s, or any other special occasion.
  • Enjoy them as a dessert. Preparing them in advance gives you plenty of time to focus on the rest of the menu. These Yogurt Parfaits are perfect to serve, as they come in individual jars.

Storing your Yogurt Parfaits

Once made, keep them in the refrigerator using an airtight jar or container. Make sure you keep the yogurts at the back of the fridge, where temperatures stay cool and consistent.

Expert Tips 

  • This recipe makes six 8-ounce jars; if you think this may be too much for your family, you can half the recipe. You can also double the quantities if you want to make a larger amount for a special occasion!
  • Vanilla yogurt is a great choice for making this Parfait.
  • Keep the recipe seasonal by changing the fruits you add to the yogurt.

Variations 

You can customize them by adding different fruits, nuts, and seeds. Also, choosing a different yogurt flavor instead of plain yogurt will keep the recipe slightly different every time!

I personally love adding other nuts for that crunchy texture, such as walnuts, Macadamia nuts, or Pili nuts. These are all low in carbs and high in healthy fats. Pumpkin seeds are a great alternative or addition to sunflower seeds. You can also add chia seeds for extra protein.

For fruits, fresh strawberries and blueberries are my top choices, but I also enjoy adding other fresh berries, such as blackberries or raspberries, when in season, as well as larger fruits, such as sliced peaches. You can add your favorite fruits to suit your preferences.

If you want to make the recipe sweeter, you can add a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or fruit sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt?
A: Yes, you can use regular yogurt, but keep in mind that Greek yogurt usually contains more protein, so if you’re aiming for a high-protein snack, Greek yogurt would be a better choice.

Q: Can I prepare my Greek yogurt parfait in advance?
A: Yes, yogurt parfaits are great for meal prep. You can prepare them the night before and store them in the refrigerator. Just be mindful that some ingredients, like granola, may soften when kept overnight, so you might want to add those components in the morning if you prefer them crunchy.

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High Protein Yogurt Granola Parfaits

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: High Protein Yogurt Parfaits, Yogurt Parfaits
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 244kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. This will later be used to cool the homemade granola.
  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add the pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, and brown sugar substitute. Stir to coat all the ingredients in the melted butter.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and toasted. This will take from 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Spread the granola evenly on the sheet pan. Allow to cool completely.
  • In a Medium mixing bowl stir together the yogurt and protein powder until smooth and well combined.
  • Layer 3 tablespoons of yogurt in the bottoms of six 8-ounce wide-mouth jars or cups. Add a sprinkle of granola to each jar, followed by 2 tablespoons of sliced strawberries and a heaping tablespoon of blueberries. Repeat the layer once more.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
8-ounce wide mouth mason jars

Notes

9.1 Net Carbs
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Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.6g | Protein: 19.3g | Fat: 13.8g | Fiber: 3.5g

Disclaimer: Nutritional information is included as a courtesy and is calculated to the best of my ability, using my preferred brands. I recommend calculation your own macros, as they can widely vary depending on the brands of ingredients you use.

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Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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