Breakfast Yogurt Parfait in a Jar | Perfect for Busy Mornings On-the-Go!

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This breakfast yogurt parfait in a jar is a tasty way to start your day. It’s so quick and easy, too. Why opt for sugary yogurt varieties, when there’s such a deliciously healthy alternative in naturally-sweetened Greek yogurt? Feel free to swap in your favorite seasonal fruits, to provide you with a nutritious breakfast to-go!

Note that you can get creative about layering your parfait, adding dark chocolate shavings, granola of choice, shredded coconut, sugar free jam, and more to the layers.

Try your Breakfast Yogurt Parfait To-Go with our  SkinnyMs. Granola.

Breakfast Yogurt Parfait in a Jar

Breakfast Yogurt Parfait in a Jar

Servings: 3 | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 184 | Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fats: 4 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 35 mg | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6 |


  • 1 cup grapes or mixed berries
  • 1/2 banana, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup nonfat or lowfat Greek-style yogurt


  1. Place a layer of berries or grapes on the bottom of the jar, add a layer of yogurt, a layer of granola, a layer of fruit, another layer of yogurt and a layer of the shredded coconut. Cap the jar, and off you go!

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23 Comments on "Breakfast Yogurt Parfait in a Jar | Perfect for Busy Mornings On-the-Go!"

  1. Vivian  June 24, 2015

    I don't really like shredded coconut, so what should I replace that with?

    • SkinnyMs  June 25, 2015

      You can omit the coconut altogether, or add your favorite no-sugar added fruit.

  2. Laura  February 24, 2016

    This Recipe is for 3 servings? So if you were just going to make for 1 you would divide the amount by three and then the total serving would be 184 calories? Just making sure I’m reading the nutrition facts right 🙂

    • SkinnyMs.  February 25, 2016

      Our nutritional data is already listed for a single serving of 1 cup, so if you only want to make enough for one, you are correct that you would divide the recipe by three, and the data would remain the same.

  3. Jessa  April 12, 2016

    …..And the banana

  4. Vikki Wojtkiewicz  March 5, 2017

    If I use the Skinny Ms Granola recipe 4 smart points of eight 4 one quarter of a cup do I have to count that as an additional points

  5. Diana  March 22, 2017

    What size jar do you use?

  6. Jamie  March 26, 2017

    Can you make this night before?

    • Nichole Furlong  March 27, 2017

      Great question, Jamie!

      You can definitely make these the night before. However I would wait to put the granola on the parfait, it will absorb the moisture overnight and will end up soggy.

  7. Angela  April 27, 2017

    It is actually very nice when the granola is ‘soggy’. I always make mine the night before, making it a very fast convenient and healthy breakfast.
    Give it a try. It’s so lush

  8. Trena  May 25, 2017

    What could you use in place of the banana I don’t like bananas

    • Gale Compton  May 26, 2017

      Trena, Chose one of your favoite fruits, i.e. sliced cantaloupe, peach, pear, …the possibilities are endless! 🙂

  9. cindy  September 6, 2017

    is this recipe as follows one serving?

    • Jennifer Hanford  September 7, 2017

      Hi, Cindy. Yes, this is for one serving.

  10. Melanie  October 23, 2017

    What kind of granola do you use in the parfait recipe??

    • Nichole Furlong  October 23, 2017

      Hi Melanie! You can use whatever granola you’d like! We have several amazing granola recipes on the site. I’d recommend using our 10 Minute Stovetop Granola. It’s quick, easy, and delicious!

  11. Anita  April 25, 2018

    Wow!!…17 comments over a DIY yogurt parfait…really?
    What type of utensil should I use to put the stuff in the jar?
    Does it have to be a glass jar; or will a plastic container do the trick?
    If I substitute coconut with bananas will it be as ap-peel-ing?

    • Gale Compton  April 25, 2018

      Anita, It can be any jar you prefer. If you use plastic, I recommend one that’s BPA free. Yes, coconut is fine, just not as sweet as banana.

  12. Mary Thomas  December 6, 2018

    I do not particularly like walnuts. Can I substitute almonds? Thank you.

    • Nichole Furlong  December 7, 2018

      Yes, you can substitute almonds. However keep in mind this could change the nutritional information.

  13. Barbara S  July 1, 2019

    Are you using plain yogurt or can I use any flavor nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt?

    • Gale Compton  July 3, 2019

      Barbara, Feel free to use Greek Yogurt and/or nonfat.


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