Creamy yogurt parfait for breakfast? Mmmm, yes! Do you make time to eat breakfast every day? I make breakfast for my kids every day, but I tend to forget about myself. My mornings are busy with lunches to make, arguments to referee, emails to answer, dishes to put away, and getting myself dressed at some point in there.
I’m usually lucky to eat a few bites of the boys’ leftover cereal with my morning coffee, and then I’m starving by 10 am. Now that I’ve gone gluten-free, it’s even harder for me to grab a quick breakfast since a lot of my go-to items are off the menu.
5-Minute Yogurt Parfait with DOLE Peaches
Fortunately, DOLE has me covered with a deliciously healthy breakfast idea I can make in under five minutes. All you need is DOLE Fruit in Jars, Greek yogurt, and granola, and you are on your way to a satisfying morning treat. What? You haven’t seen fruit in jars? Well let me tell you, it is convenient.
You can find it in the canned fruit section, but I find it handier to use than canned fruit because you can use what you need, close the jar, and stick the rest in the fridge. The fresh-tasting fruit is packed in 100% juice and is so much easier than peeling and cutting fresh fruit when you are pinched for time. Plus, I LOVE peaches and want to enjoy them all year, not just in the summer!
How to Make the Peaches and Cream Yogurt Parfait
All you need to do for this tasty Peaches and Cream Yogurt Parfait is layer plain Greek yogurt, DOLE peaches, and your favorite granola (gluten-free in my case) in a glass. (You can make it with vanilla Greek yogurt if you prefer, but I found that to be too sweet since the fruit and granola add plenty of sweetness on their own.)
I diced the peaches to make them easier for the kids to eat, but you can also leave the slices whole and break them up with your spoon.
These peaches are also perfect for stirring into oatmeal, pancake batter, or a muffin recipe to keep the peach breakfasts coming! DOLE Fruit in Jars is also available in mandarin orange, pineapple, mixed fruit, or tropical fruit, so you can easily change up your fruit and yogurt pairings. Here are some other combination ideas:
- Mandarin Oranges, Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Chopped Walnuts, and a Drizzle of Agave Nectar;
- Tropical Fruit, Coconut Greek Yogurt, and Toasted Coconut;
- Mixed Fruit, Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Crushed Graham Crackers, Drizzle of Honey, and a Sprinkle of Cinnamon.
Making sure to eat breakfast is just one of the ways I’m trying to get healthier this summer. A few other foods and fitness goals are drinking more water, getting my five servings of fruit and veggies every day, exercising at least three times a week, and going to bed earlier.
Each one of these is challenging for me in different ways, but I feel a lot more energetic and happier when I do them! Do you have any health goals you are working on right now? Please share them with me in the comments, and we can cheer each other on!
I do like Greek yogurt, but I think I would like this one better with traditional yogurt instead. Thank you for the share!!
Thanks for stopping by, Rosey. I hope you like this parfait with whatever kind of yogurt you choose :)
Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen says
I love peaches and yogurt, but can’t find a good peach to save my life! Looks like the Dole jars might be the way to go.
I can get good peaches maybe two months out of the year, so I’ll be hitting the jars the rest of the year for sure ;) Thanks for stopping by, Lindsay!
Sarah @ The Woks of Life says
Peaches and cream….sooooo good. Have you ever tried grilling peaches? I usually grill them and put them in a bowl of yogurt with some honey and toasted nuts. But now I’m going to do granola too!
I haven’t tried it, but I have had so many recommendations to grill fruit lately that I need to get on that! The honey addition sounds really good.
These look fabulous! I love peaches and breakfast parfaits. I’ve seen these jars of fruit, but haven’t tried them – we always seem to have plenty of fresh fruit around – but I can see how convenient they could be on a busy morning. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Karen! I usually have fresh fruit on hand too, but the fruit in jars will especially be great in the winter months when things like peaches are out of season. They are also great any time of year when my boys are asking for breakfast at 6:30 am and I’m too tired to operate a peeler and knife ;)
To heck with only serving breakfast, the peaches & cream parfait would be good enough for dessert too! I, too, love peaches, so thank you! BTW, Arbuckle is the cutest! I’m sure you will enjoy a kitty! <3
Thank you, Valerie! You are right that these are a perfect dessert treat too. Arbuckle is literally asleep on my shoulder right now. I hope he knows that he will outgrow that trick soon ;)
Arbuckle looks so adorable !! We have a Maine Coon Cat we are watching (his dad needs to get his stuff together! The other family that was watching him for his dad had beat him and that is not cool !).
They are so alive and comical with a mind of their own ! My dog would just as soon he wasn’t here, but she tolerates him none the less.
Love the parfait for breakfast idea .. Thanks for sharing
How sad that the cat was beaten! It sounds like he is in good hands at your house, and you are very kind for helping him (and his dad). Even your dog sounds like a good sport :) I hope you enjoy a breakfast parfait soon. Thanks so much for your comment!
Yes it is .. animal abuse is way too rampant in this country. Throw away animals .. NOT a good thing ..
They tolerate each other for sure during the day, but then at night when they sleep they are butt to butt, back to back sleeping .. But its good for the Monkey Man (cat), as he was just a bundle of nerves when he was first brought here. But now he just shows affection, love and typical cat-atude. LOL Brie just has the expression of a teen when he runs by !LOL or jumps over her ..
We had the parfait for breakfast today .. LOVED it ..
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
I always forget about parfaits in the morning. I always have the ingredients on hand.
Thank you for the reminder. This is a wonderful breakfast treat to kick my behind out the door in the AM.
Hi, Carol :) I forget about them too, but now they are fresh on my mind for a breakfast or dessert idea!