Easy Breakfast Parfait

June 2, 2010 by Ali

It seems like everywhere you can go for breakfast nowadays — from Starbucks, to McD’s, to my favorite local breakfast spot — breakfast parfaits are tres chic. And rightfully so! That burst of fresh fruit, crunchy granola, and healthy yogurt are a perfect way to begin the day! :)

They also happen to be a completely easy, affordable and super-speedy breakfast to enjoy at home as well! I’ve been making them lately with the delicious fresh blackberries and strawberries that have been in abundance at the market. Most often I love using granola in these, but this week I’ve actually been digging Kashi’s “Go Lean Crunch” — hey, whatever works!

So while I know this one is hardly a “recipe” to post, hoped it might be an inspiration to create and enjoy your own unique parfait sometime soon!

Easy Breakfast Parfait

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups parfait


  • fresh blackberries (or other fruits/berries)
  • bananas, peeled and sliced
  • granola (or other favorite crunchy cereal)
  • yogurt (I used honey-vanilla!)
  • Other fun additions:
  • grated coconut
  • nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)
  • honey or agave nectar
  • pinch of ground cinnamon


In a small bowl or glass, layer the ingredients in whatever order you'd like. Serve immediately.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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3 thoughts on “Easy Breakfast Parfait

  1. I just realized that it really isn’t that difficult to make a parfait. I tried my first one a couple of months ago using this easy Yogurt Parfait recipe. Now I want to try yours too! :)

    - Sophia

  2. What a lovely little breakfast idea! I love how you put it all in what looks like a stemless wine glass. Great job, Ali!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

  3. I made the homemade pizza sauce that you posted the recipe for. Wonderful. I was going to make it and freeze it for later, but it smelled so good I made a pizza. It was the best pizza I ever made at home. (I used the crust recipe from my Food Network magazine). Anyway, your sauce was at big hit!!

    - Peggy Valliant