Parfait is a French word literally meaning “perfect” commonly employed to describe a kind of frozen dessert made of a combination of eggs, cream and syrup that is usually served in elegant tall glasses alternated with layers of fruit.
My granola parfait is a healthier twist that is no less “perfect” than the calorie loaded creamy parfait. The inspiration came from the breakfast menu of my favorite cafe Le Mirabelle, remember the one I told you about when I tried to recreate their amazing salad. They have a “healthy” breakfast menu (with items such as this granola parfait, wraps and cereal) and indulgant menu (with waffles and nutella crepes)
The best part about this yogurt granola parfait is that it is really quick and easy, it only takes a couple of minutes to prepare and if you serve it in a tall elegant glass it would make a great start of the day or a way to pamper yourself and feel special.Another great thing about this granola parfait is that it is versatile, you can vary the yogurt you use, the type of granola and the fruits you top it with, check out the notes for some yummy suggestions.
For 1 cup or 1 serving
1/2 cup yogurt (home-made would be amazing)
1 tablespoon honey (optional, you can omit it or use your choice of sweetener)
1/2 cup granola (I used my homemade granola)
For the topping
your choice of fruit chopped
Whisk the yogurt with the honey or your choice of sweetener
Layer your serving glass with alternating layers of yogurt and granola
Finish with a layer of chopped fruits of your choice
You can vary the type of yogurt you use, plain, vanilla, strawberry flavored or you can flavor your own plain yogurt by whisking in some honey or your favorite preserves.
You can add a layer of your favorite preserves to add sweetness and flavor