Summer’s here! And, with summer, I find myself craving fruit and simple lighter fare. These parfaits are simple to make, use lots of fruit (use strawberries, blueberries, bananas, pineapple… whatever fruit looks good), and can be kept in the ‘fridge ready to grab as an easy snack, breakfast, or dessert (just put the granola on when you are going to eat it, otherwise, it gets soggy). Your kids will love ’em too.
I made homemade granola to use in the parfaits. I love to make granola, and I have a couple of recipes that I usually use. In fact, there’s a recipe for Maple Almond Slow Cooker Granola in my cookbook. But, I was inspired to try a new recipe after reading Molly Wizenberg‘s column “Breakfast Outside the Box“. Here’s her recipe for Everyday Granola that I used in the parfaits. And, she’s right, if you like granola, you will love the homemade version so much more, and you’ll probably never go back to the box.
Besides being tasty, the parfaits are healthy too – full of protein and complex carbs.
- 1 1/4 cups low-fat plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup homemade granola
- handful of fresh fruit of your choice
- In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, peanut butter, and honey.
- Place about 1/2 cup of the peanut butter mixture into each of four parfait glasses. Top each with about 1/2 cup of fruit and 2 tablespoons granola. Enjoy!