- September 26, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 2 Comments
Greek Yogurt Parfait with Sweet Grapes
Want a deliciously satisfying Greek yogurt parfait that’s also nutritious? Enjoy this surprisingly tangy grape parfait recipe.
Greek yogurt is one of my breakfast staples, and I’m always looking for new, flavorful ways to eat it. While playing around in the kitchen recently, I came up with the ultimate combo. You will love this Greek yogurt parfait with grapes!
Dress up your breakfast with this Greek yogurt and grapes parfait! The cereal adds a delightful crunch, while the pan-roasted grapes add a satisfying juiciness.
This breakfast with grapes recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and is great for both busy and leisurely mornings.
You need just a few ingredients to make this Greek yogurt parfait:
Greek yogurt: This provides an ample amount of protein to this breakfast.
While grapes are the highlight of this parfait, if you don’t have any on hand you can try subbing in frozen fruit such as unsweetened cherries.
Grapes: I often get asked about what types of grapes to add to this recipe.
I used red seedless grapes in this recipe, but you can sub in cotton candy grapes, moon drop grapes, green grapes, black grapes, flame seedless grapes, wine grapes Thompson seedless grapes, or concord grapes for the table grapes.
Ginger: This surprisingly zesty spice brings the Greek yogurt parfait to another level.
Whole-grain cereal: If you need, opt for one that’s gluten free.
When shopping for a whole-grain cereal, look for:
- a whole-grain base (such as whole wheat, sorghum, or oats)
- lower sugar content (less than 7 grams per serving, and sugar should not be one of the first three ingredients)
- one that’s a good source of fiber (with 3 or grams more per serving)
Bonus if you find one with plant-based protein, such as chia seeds or almonds! These additions may increase the protein content of the cereal.
First, I sliced and pan-roasted grapes. Heating brings out both their sweetness and natural juiciness.
To do this, coat a medium pan with cooking spray. Pan roast the halved grapes over medium heat until slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently.
To create the base of the parfait, I mixed plain low-fat Greek yogurt with ground ginger. Then, in a clear glass, I layered yogurt with fruit and cereal. Next, I topped with a dash of ginger.
If you’re looking to reduce the calories in this breakfast, you could always go with a smaller ¼ cup serving of cereal.
Serve your Greek yogurt parfait in a clear glass to make it even more visually appealing! You can also use Mason jars to give the recipe a vintage feel.
Helpful kitchen tools
These items will make whipping up a Greek yogurt parfait no trouble at all!
It contains Greek yogurt as its base and usually includes fruit, cereal, and/or nuts. What makes it a parfait is that the ingredients are layered. So you will add the Greek yogurt, then the cereal and fruit, and then start again.
It definitely can be, depending on how you make it. This parfait is made with Greek yogurt, grapes, and whole-grain cereal. It contains 330 calories per serving and is an excellent source of both protein and fiber.
They definitely can be! Just make sure to choose a recipe, like this Greek yogurt parfait, that is not very high in calories and does not contain a lot of added sugar.
More healthy grape recipes
Looking for other ways to enjoy the flavor of grapes? Try these recipes:
And if you love cooking with Greek yogurt, I bet you’ll enjoy my spice muffins and my yogurt veggie dip!
Greek Yogurt Parfait with Sweet Grapes
- ¾ cup seedless grapes, halved
- Cooking spray
- ¾ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- ½ tsp ground ginger, divided
- ½ cup whole-grain cereal (I used Nature's Path Q'ia Honey Chia Superflakes) gluten free, if necessary
- Coat a medium pan with cooking spray; pan roast halved grapes over medium heat until slightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently.
- Meanwhile, combine all but a dash of the ginger with the yogurt.
- In a clear glass, layer yogurt with fruit and cereal.
- Top with a dash of ginger.
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Love using cottage cheese at breakfast! Your examples are easy, nourishing & would be great for lunch too with soup or salad!
I’m so glad you love it! Thanks, June!