Chocolate Parfait with Cherries and Ginger

Looking for the most delicious breakfast parfait ever? Enter this chocolate parfait. Enjoy it for breakfast!

top down view of chocolate and ginger chunks in a parfait glass

How about a delicious parfait for breakfast? This one boasts 19 grams of satiating protein to help keep you fueled all morning long.

chocolate parfait layered with cherries and chocolate pieces

Ingredients

You might have seen those chocolate parfait recipes that contain instant pudding mixes, pie filling, and whipping cream. I can assure you that those parfaits are on the decadent side of things.

But there is a way to make a nutritious parfait without whipped topping or chocolate pudding that still tastes fabulous!

You can easily whip up a chocolate parfait with just a handful of ingredients:

Skyr: To start things off with this parfait, I used a base of vanilla bean skyr. You can also use Greek vanilla yogurt. If you didn’t know, skyr is a cultured Icelandic dairy, with a texture very similar to Greek yogurt. It’s a fabulous base because it’s rich in satiating protein.

Muesli: I added a layer of muesli on top of the skyr. Muesli is similar to granola but tends to slightly less crunchy. It’s one of my absolute favorite breakfast ingredients, and it adds nice texture to a parfait. The muesli I used has raisins and sunflower seeds.

Frozen cherries: I added a layer of cooked cherries on top of the muesli. Pretty much everything I cook up contains a fruit or vegetable, and this chocolate parfait is no different.

I heated up frozen cherries, reduced down the liquid, and let the fruit cool. Cherries are currently in season, so you could fresh ones, if you’d like. The fruit provides fiber, for helping you feel fuller for longer.

Dark chocolate: Use your favorite dark chocolate bar––I used one with nuts––and roughly chop it. You get health-helping antioxidants from the chocolate!

Crystallized ginger: I diced up crystallized ginger and added this on top of the chocolate.

Top down view of parfait topped with chocolate and ginger chunks

Step-by-step instructions

I love breakfast parfaits because they’re pretty as well as tasty. And you don’t even need fancy parfait glasses to make this healthy breakfast. I used stemless wine glasses, but mason jars or even martini glasses would also work!

To make a chocolate parfait, first cook the cherries in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally until liquid begins to reduce, then stir frequently until liquid thickens, about 5-7 minutes.

Let cherries cool. In two glasses, add a layer of skyr or yogurt. Add a layer of muesli, cherries, chocolate clusters, and ginger. Repeat, and enjoy!

breakfast parfaits in glass cups

Recipe FAQ

What toppings can I use in a chocolate parfait?

This parfait features cherries and crystallized ginger in addition to dark chocolate. But this parfait would also taste delicious with fresh fruit, such as fresh berries.

How do I store a chocolate parfait?

You can make the parfait up to a day ahead. If you want to make the parfait ahead of time, cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. It will taste delicious when you wake up!

Can I replace skyr with Greek yogurt?

You absolutely can!

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This blog post was updated in June 2022 and was originally part of a partnership with Good Source Snacks.

chocolate parfait with cherries

Chocolate Parfait with Cherries and Ginger

Looking for the most delicious breakfast parfait ever? Enter this chocolate parfait. Enjoy it for breakfast!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Parfaits
Calories 429 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ounces frozen unsweetened cherries, halved, divided
  • 10 ounces low-fat vanilla bean skyr or Greek yogurt, divided
  • cup muesli, gluten-free if necessary, divided
  • 1 ½  ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup crystallized ginger, diced, divided

Instructions
 

  • In a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, cook cherries.
  • Stir occasionally until liquid begins to reduce, then stir frequently until liquid thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Let cherries cool.
  • In two glasses, add a layer of skyr or yogurt. Add a layer of muesli, cherries, chocolate pieces, and ginger.
  • Repeat, and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe analyzed with Good Source Snacks Morning Jump.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 19gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 536mgFiber: 6gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 200mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Cherries, Chocolate, Ginger, Parfait
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Looking for the most delicious breakfast parfait ever? Enter this chocolate parfait. Enjoy it for breakfast!
Breakfast / Brunch | Fast / Easy | Gluten Free | Low Sodium | Pescatarian | Recipes (Organizational) | Snack | Stovetop | Vegetarian |

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