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Friday Favorites: 3 Ingredient Perfect Fruit Parfait Recipe

With the start of warm weather, I always start craving ice cream, and by ice cream, I mean Ben & Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. But this year, I really have berries on my mind so I decided to get the ingredients for some fruit parfaits, and the results were mind-bogglingly delicious! Easy, healthy, 3 minutes to prepare...just my kind of recipe.


First, start with fresh or frozen berries (or other fruit) of your choice. I like a good mixed berry medley, and I usually go for frozen berries because they are available year-round, are ready to eat (no cutting off strawberry tops, etc.), and are at least as nutritious as fresh (and they may be even better). I love this Woodstock brand organic mixed berry medley that has an amazing taste and texture, but use whatever you like. Just make sure you get fruit hasn't been frozen with sugar added.

Perfect fruit parfait
1 cup frozen fruit

Frozen berries heat up perfectly in the microwave - no need to defrost in advance. 1 cup of berries heated for 1 minute on High is just right. You will still see a bit of ice crystals on your fruit, but the berries are spoon tender, just not at all mushy.

Perfect fruit parfait
Heated in microwave for 1 minute on High

Second, you will want to add yogurt. I use Fage brand plain Greek yogurt, but you can use any plain yogurt. I have tried both 2% and 5% milkfat and either one works quite well.

Perfect fruit parfait
1/2 to 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Finally, add some granola for additional flavor and crunch. I love oats so I use a simple oats and honey granola, but pick your favorite. I like this Nature Valley Protein oats & honey granola...which I picked because it was the best-tasting granola of 12 brands blind tasted tested by Taste of Home. It has that really old-school granola vibe, like the hard, dry Nature Valley granola bars of my childhood. It's not great as a stand-alone snack, but it stands up extremely well to the wet fruit and yogurt of the parfait and I think the taste is great.

Perfect fruit parfait
1/4 cup granola

If you have a sweet tooth, you certainly can add a touch of sugar to the bowl after scooping in the yogurt. I will leave that to your personal choice. With high quality berries and the addition of granola, it's nicely sweetened without extra sugar, so you might try that first.


You'll see that I have not layered the ingredients in a fancy way like many parfait recipes do. I find that the granola stays crunchier when placed on the very top rather than interspersed with all the liquid from the yogurt and fruit. But of course you can put your ingredients together any way you like.

Perfect fruit parfait
Voila! Perfect fruit parfait

3 Ingredient Perfect Fruit Parfait (one serving):

1 cup frozen fruit, heated in microwave for 1 minute on High (e.g. Woodstock organic mixed berries) or fresh fruit

1/2 to 1 cup plain yogurt (e.g. Fage plain Greek yogurt, 2% or 5% milkfat)

1/4 cup granola (e.g. Nature Valley Protein oats & honey granola)

Optional: a touch of sugar


Do you crave ice cream in the summer? Do you like fruit and yogurt parfaits? Do you prefer frozen or fresh fruit?


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Donna Reidland
Donna Reidland
05 jun 2023

This looks perfect for my grandchildren when they ask for something sweet.

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
05 jun 2023
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Good idea, Donna!

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Allyson Lauder
Allyson Lauder
01 jun 2023

I always like finding quick and easy recipes! I'm featuring you at tonight's Home Matters Party. Hope to see you drop by to take a look! southernsunflowers.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
02 jun 2023
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Thanks so much, Allyson! I do love an easy recipe :)

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Joanne
Joanne
01 jun 2023

That is my granola of choice for my parfaits too! We keep 3 containers of fresh fruit in our fridge all cut up and ready to eat; one with mixed berries, one with pineapple, and one with grapes and I like to mix a little bit of them all with my plain Greek yogurt and granola.

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
01 jun 2023
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The containers of fresh fruit ready to go is so smart and efficient - makes for very easy assembly of the parfaits! I love the classic oat and honey flavor of granola.

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thestylec incanada
thestylec incanada
01 jun 2023

Hi Maira is here.. looks delicious! & Yami :) thank for sharing..

https://thestyleinccanada.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
01 jun 2023
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Thanks, Maira!

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Gail Hanlon
Gail Hanlon
01 jun 2023

I love fruit parfait and always use the same yoghurt as you. Delicious! Thanks for linking

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
01 jun 2023
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It's great yogurt, isn't it?

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