Cranberry Apple Yogurt Parfait

These cranberry apple yogurt parfaits are the perfect addition to your holiday breakfast menu. Easy to make and full of fresh fruit, crunchy granola and tangy Greek yogurt. 

These cranberry apple yogurt parfaits are the perfect addition to your holiday breakfast menu. Easy to make and full of fresh fruit, crunchy granola and tangy Greek yogurt.

I have told you all about a million times that I have a hard time getting up in the morning and eating breakfast. I’m usually hungry but the energy level is low and the food is all the way in the kitchen. Which sounds dramatic but totally true.

This simple cranberry apple yogurt parfait makes it easy for me to eat breakfast. I can make the cranberry apple mixture in advance and simply throw together the parfait in the morning. I don’t like to make them too far ahead of time only because the granola in the middle gets soggy.

These cranberry apple yogurt parfaits are the perfect addition to your holiday breakfast menu. Easy to make and full of fresh fruit, crunchy granola and tangy Greek yogurt.

The fruit mixture is not overly sweet but I did use a little Truvia to give it a little boost. While the apples were nice and sweet the fresh cranberries are always a little tart.

I also used plain Greek yogurt so I thought the fruit mixture needed a little sweetness to cut through all the tang of the yogurt. However, if you’re a vanilla Greek yogurt fan I think this would be great with vanilla yogurt too.

These cranberry apple yogurt parfaits are the perfect addition to your holiday breakfast menu. Easy to make and full of fresh fruit, crunchy granola and tangy Greek yogurt.

If you have a favorite granola recipe feel free to use it in this recipe. I made a coconut oil and cocoa nib granola for the blog a few years ago and it’s hands down my favorite. Sadly I had eaten all my granola before I made this recipe so I used some granola I bought at the store.

Print

Cranberry Apple Yogurt Parfait

These cranberry apple yogurt parfaits are the perfect addition to your holiday breakfast menu. Easy to make and full of fresh fruit, crunchy granola and tangy Greek yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large apples, diced
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon Truvia baking blend sweetener (more if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups granola

Directions:

In a large skillet set over medium heat add unsalted butter.

Once the butter is melted add apples and cranberries. Cook until the apples just start to soften.

Sprinkle on Truvia, apple pie spice and kosher salt. Continue cooking until the cranberries start to pop and the mixture is soft. You want the apples to be soft but not so soft that are falling apart.

Taste the mixture and add more Truvia if desired.

Let the apple mixture cool and assemble parfaits.

Lay out 4 parfait glasses and fill each with 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup apple mixture and 1/4 cup granola. Repeat 1 more time.

Serve parfaits cold.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Truvia. However, all opinions are 100% my own.

17 Responses to “Cranberry Apple Yogurt Parfait”

  1. #
    1
    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — December 24, 2014 at 8:20 am

    LOL! I am 100% that dramatic in the morning. These look so cute and delicious!

  2. #
    2
    Marla Meridith — December 24, 2014 at 8:29 am

    These parfaits are perfect for Christmas morning + all year round 🙂

  3. #
    3
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — December 24, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Brilliant idea to serve cranberry apple yogurt parfaits in addition to our holiday breakfast menu. love how pretty and delicious these are!! Happy Holidays!!

  4. #
    4
    christine — December 24, 2014 at 8:45 am

    We do yogurt parfaits a lot, but I’ve never gone the cranberry route. Usually we stick w/ blueberries and or strawberries. Thanks for the idea!

  5. #
    5
    Samantha — December 24, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Cranberries and apples go so well together! This is perfect for a light breakfast on xmas morning because you know that I’m all about dinner and stuffing my face with desserts in the afternoon/evening.

  6. #
    6
    Kate @ Diethood — December 24, 2014 at 10:37 am

    This is gorgeous!!! Sounds so delicious and cozy. Beautiful photos, too!

  7. #
    7
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — December 24, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    What gorgeous parfaits – they look perfect!

  8. #
    8
    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — December 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    What a great combo of cranberries and apples! Yum! And parfaits are def one of my favorite breakfasts! Must try this!

  9. #
    9
    Bea — December 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    My kingdom for one of those delicious looking cranberry apple yogurt parfait’s right now. Gorgeous and delicious all at the same time.

  10. #
    10
    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — December 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    These sound SO good. This is how I want to enjoy cranberries.

  11. #
    11
    Heather / girlichef — December 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I’m a breakfast eater…whether heavy or something simple, so this is something that I’d love to add to my routine. It looks like the perfect not-so-heavy option during the holiday season!

  12. #
    12
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — December 25, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    What a cool way to have a party breakfast particularly on a work day. And one you don’t feel guilty about. Parfaits always add a ‘special’ twist of feeling to the dish.

  13. #
    13
    Jennifer from BestFoodProcessorGuide — December 28, 2014 at 6:11 am

    In a word, It’s just mind blowing!!!! I will try this soon.

  14. #
    14
    Joanne — December 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I’m always looking for ways to spruce up my morning yogurt! This looks like just the thing to make breakfast more exciting.

  15. #
    15
    foodwanderings — December 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Couldn’t leave a message on the focaccia so leaving it here: Holy moly, I l’ve got a boat load of fresh cranberries. I love baking with yeast. so totally making this focaccia in the next days.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Healthy Breakfast Ideas Get You Going on the Right Foot

  2. Pingback: Copycat Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches | stetted

Leave a Comment