This Honey Glazed Yogurt Parfait is a tasty layered breakfast full of yogurt, oats, fresh fruit, and honey-glazed bananas. If you’re craving something sweet in the morning, give this a try!
Hi hi hi happy Monday!
Let’s talk about the obvious because..a yogurt recipe? Yes, you read that correctly. Despite the fact that yogurt is one of my least favorite foods, I am posting a yogurt recipe for YOU and most other normal people. For my own sake, I ended up using dairy free yogurt, but of course you can use regular/Greek yogurt, since that’s what most people prefer.
The reason I’m posting a yogurt recipe is because yogurt is a great way to switch up your normal breakfast. In this case, we’re talking about yogurt PARFAITS. I know many people say breakfast is their favorite meal of the day, and I’m not saying I dislike breakfast, but I DO tend to get into breakfast ruts more often than I care to admit. My body craves variety—anything from eggs to avocado toast to overnight oats to chia pudding—and now to yogurt parfaits, too.
You know how your taste buds change every seven (???) years apparently. I don’t know if it’s seven, but it’s every so often… well I’m hoping one of these days I’ll wake up and start enjoying the taste of yogurt on its own. Even when I go to the grocery store I browse the yogurts and think ‘boy, that sounds good!’, but the few times that I’ve caved and made a purchase I never end up enjoying it like I thought I would. One thing I’ve liked ever since I was a kid and STILL enjoy on a regular basis is—drumroll please—HONEY.
You too? Please tell me you like it as much as I do. The only annoying part about honey is the stickiness—talk about a mess. That’s why I love using Nektar Naturals honey crystals. If you’ve ever caramelized fruit using oil+sugar before, just know that you can do the exact same thing with honey crystals and whatever you’re caramelizing will have a slight honey flavor. ..aka pure deliciousness.
That’s what I did in this recipe.. Yogurt plus a little bit of coconut oil plus a little bit of Nektar Naturals equals one delicious honey glazed yogurt parfait! I also decided to make a fruit compote using strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, orange juice, and a pinch of Nektar Naturals. However, if you’re in a rush and/or prefer whole fruit, you can simply add the fruit into the parfait and sprinkle some honey crystals overtop. It’s up to you and your personal preference!
Regardless, this yogurt parfait is sweet, full of protein, full of vitamins thanks to the fruit, and perfect for anyone who prefers sweet breakfasts over savory. I hope you give this crazy easy and tasty recipe a try!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Nektar Naturals. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Almond Eater!
Honey Glazed Yogurt Parfait
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1-2 tbsp Nektar Naturals honey crystals
- 1/4 cup strawberries sliced
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup blackberries
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tsp Nektar Naturals honey crystals
- For the fruit compote: combine strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, orange juice, and honey crystals together in a saucepan and bring a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- For the caramelized banana: slice banana into bite-size pieces and place in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and stir until banana is covered in oil; sprinkle with honey crystals and stir until banana is caramelized; set aside.
- Layer the parfait with yogurt, oats, fruit compote and then top with bananas and extra honey crystals.
Q: Are you a yogurt person? Do you switch your breakfasts up daily, or do you tend to eat the same thing?