Quinoa Crisp and Berry Parfait

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Do you love parfaits? You’ve tried layering yogurt and berries with granola, but would you like to try something different? Quinoa crisp is the perfect addition to a yogurt and berry parfait. You can even top frozen yogurt with it for a honeyed crunch! The full protein power found in grain-like quinoa keeps you full and provides a variety of other nutrients for your body.

When tired of granola or cereal, but craving a tasty, crunchy topping that’s also healthful, make this easy to prepare crisp. Quinoa is not just a side dish or a substitute for rice, but can be used in everything from breakfast to dessert.

Looking for other sweet quinoa treats and breakfasts? Try our:

Quinoa Almond Joy Bars
Quinoa Chocolate Drops
Quinoa Protein Bars
Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa
Quinoa Banana Berry Smoothie

Quinoa Crisp and Berry Parfait

Quinoa Crisp and Berry Parfait

Yields: 3 servings | Serving size: 1 Cup | Calories: 214 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 5 mg | Sodium: 60 mg | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Dietary fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 21 g | Protein: 8 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9 |


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, fat-free
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup fresh seasonal berries
  • 1/2 cup quinoa crisp
    Quinoa Crisp
  • 1/2 cup red quinoa, pre-rinsed (white quinoa can also be used)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons honey


  1. Combine yogurt, honey, and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Add quinoa and water to a small pot, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook quinoa for 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Add honey and stir. Allow Quinoa to cool while the oven preheats to 325 degrees.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread quinoa evenly. Place cookie sheet on the middle oven rack, stir quinoa after 15 minutes and continue cooking 10 additional minutes. Remove cookie sheet and allow quinoa crisp to cool to room temperature.
  4. Layer in parfait dessert dishes with,berries, yogurt, and quinoa crisp.
  5. Enjoy Quinoa Crisp on yogurt, cereal, granola, or eat as a snack.

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7 Comments on "Quinoa Crisp and Berry Parfait"

  1. Deanna  February 10, 2016

    I like the look of your recipes! Can’t wait to try one or two.

  2. Christina  July 5, 2016

    I have done some ready about fat free products and how they have a lot of sugar or sweeteners than the full fat products. What is your opinion?

    • Gale Compton  July 6, 2016

      Christina, Skim milk has 12 grams sugar in 1 cup vs. whole milk which has 13 grams. This is a much debated topic from experts and recipe creators alike. We use whole fat for some recipes and 2% for others. Some of our recipes do contain non-fat dairy, i.e. yogurt. It boils down to a personal choice. We are currently doing research on this topic. 🙂

  3. Katie  March 6, 2017

    How much of each ingredient do I use in one serving? Is it 1/3 of the yogurt, 1/3 of the berries, and 1/3 of the crisp that equals one serving for 214 calories?

  4. Carmen Robinson  April 9, 2019

    Can you store the quinoa crisp and how?

    • Nichole Furlong  April 13, 2019

      You can store the quinoa crisp the same way you would store granola! A container with a loose fitting top at room temperature works great!


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