These simple yet elegant plum and yogurt parfait cups make a fantastic make-ahead breakfast for a special occasion. Simply layer yogurt, nice granola (I prefer homemade, but that's me), chopped plums, and good quality honey, and you have a gorgeous breakfast to serve with minimal effort. Super easy to get the kids involved too!
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Plum, Granola, and Yogurt Parfait Cups
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These quick and easy parfait cups come together so quickly and easily, with only a handful of simple ingredients.
You will need:
- Greek yogurt
- Good quality granola (for some homemade versions, see below)
- Apple compote or jam
See, told you the ingredients are simple!
You can buy a good quality granola in the supermarket, or if you like to have control of the ingredients, it is so easy to make your own granola at home.
Try one of these easy recipes:
- Fresh Apple Cinnamon Granola
- Pumpkin Spice Granola
- Homemade Crunchy Banana Bread Granola
- Sugar-Free Bursting With Nuts Grain Free Granola
- Super Crunchy Cashew and Cardamom Granola
How To Make Fruit Yogurt Parfait
This is so simple you can have the kids make it.
Seriously, if you pop over to my other post on yogurt berry parfait you will see I use parfait construction as a fun activity to keep the kids busy.
Simply set up all the ingredients in little bowls and let them go to town putting their own together.
Of course, if you want it to look pretty for a special occassion, you may want to put your fruit yogurt parfait together yourself.
In this case, simply:
Layer granola, yogurt, plum, granola, apple jam, yogurt, granola, plum, and a nice drizzle of honey to top it all off.
This can easily be made vegan friendly by replacing the Greek yogurt with some plant-based yogurt, and the honey for some maple syrup.
Coconut yogurt is a great substitution!
Storage, Substitutions, and Prepping Tips For Fruit Parfait
Fruit parfaits should be stored in the fridge until ready to serve.
Although they can be made ahead of time, the granola in the middle layers may become soggy, so I would recommend only preparing an hour or two before you plan on serving.
If you prefer to make a day or two ahead, simply swap the layers around and leave most of the granola on top of the parfait to stop it from becoming soggy.
These do NOT freeze well, do not freeze them.
Fruit and yogurt parfaits are super versatile, and work well with most fruits.
Try swapping the plums for whatever fresh fruit you have in season:
- Chopped peaches or nectarines
- Pitted cherries
- Chopped apples or pears
As mentioned above, Greek yogurt can be swapped out for a lactose-free yogurt or plant-based yogurt depending on who you are serving.
Swap the yogurt for some coconut yogurt and the honey for some maple syrup to make your fruit and yogurt parfait vegan friendly.
Have fun, and make this parfait recipe your own!
What Else Can Be Served With This Fruit Parfait
This parfait recipe works well as a stand alone breakfast for a special occasion.
However if you like to serve up a bit of a breakfast feast, you might want to make mini-versions and serve alongside:
- Savory French Toast
- Slow Steamed Herby Eggs
- Almond Butter Coconut Toast
- Spinach and Feta Veggie Omelette
- Vegetable Shakshuka From Cookie Named Desire
You will need some small jars for making and storing your yogurt with granola.
I like to use mason jars as they come with a lid, making them easy for storing and transporting if needed.
You can also use small glasses and just use some beeswax or cling wrap to cover them up before storing in the fridge.
Plum and Granola Yogurt Parfait Cups
- 4 plums
- 2 cups Granola of choice
- 2 cups Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup apple jam
- 1 tbsp honey
- Wash and pit the plums and chop coarsely
- In 4 small jars evenly layer roughly 2-3 tbsp granola, 2-3 tbsp yogurt, half of the plums, 2-3 tbsp granola, 1 tbsp apple jam, 2-3 tbsp yogurt, 2-3 tbsp granola, the rest of the plums
- Drizzle with the honey and serve
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