By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
Want a deliciously satisfying Greek yogurt parfait that's also nutritious? Enjoy this grape parfait recipe with a surprising flavor burst.
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.
How to Make a Grapes and Yogurt Breakfast
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 breakfast parfait with grapes!
One of the easiest ways to make red grapes even sweeter? First, I sliced and pan-roasted grapes. Heating brings out both their sweetness and natural juiciness.
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.
Basically, any type of these grape varieties will do! I do prefer a seedless variety, though. And hey, you can always roast extra and add those to a fruit salad. Yum.
To create the base of the parfait, I mixed plain low-fat Greek yogurt with ground ginger. Then I layered the mixture with the pan-roasted grapes and whole-grain cereal (I used a cereal from Nature's Path).
Then I topped off the concoction with a dash of ground ginger. If you're looking to reduce the calories in this breakfast, you could always go with a smaller 1/4 cup serving of cereal.
When shopping for a whole-grain cereal to use in this parfait, look for one:
- with a whole-grain base (such as whole wheat, sorghum, or oats)
- that's lower in sugar (less than 7 grams per serving, and sugar should not be one of the first three ingredients)
- 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.
If you want to add even more protein to this recipe, you can add in a Tablespoon of peanut butter. You can feel free to make other tweaks, too. 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.
Next Up: Enjoy Your Parfait!
This breakfast with grapes recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and is great for both busy and leisurely mornings. Serve it in a clear glass to make it even more visually appealing! You can also use Mason jars to give the recipe a vintage feel.
Looking for other ways to enjoy the flavor of grapes? Try these recipes:
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This blog post was updated in December 2020.
I'd love to hear from you! What are your favorite Greek yogurt parfait recipes? What's your go-to healthy breakfast?
Greek Yogurt Parfait Crunch with Sweet Grapes
- 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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