Because all the ingredients mingle overnight in the refrigerator, the excess moisture from the fruit and yogurt is absorbed into the granola, in turn, thickening the yogurt and making the granola plump and delicious (my nickname, FYI). So if you are turned off by runny yogurt (like me), this is a good way to transform it. I actually use Greek yogurt for my parfaits....needless to say, I could plaster holes in walls with the consistency it lends. To each his/her own, right?
Any type of fruit, fresh or frozen, can be used. I had a bag of frozen peaches on hand, so I used those. Berries are particularly wonderful used in these, as is pineapple. You can either choose a lightly sweetened vanilla yogurt (my fave), or go with a fruit blended yogurt, or plain....what ever floats your boat.
If I'm going to eat fruit and yogurt for breakfast, it's going to be like this. Plaster O' Paris-thick and creamy, flecked with granola and fruit. It is heaven in a cup. I almost forget it's a healthy breakfast!
Let's just be honest; it looks weird. Trust me, it's good. The texture when blended is creamy and deh-vine (said like voice on Sugar Crush game....I can say it no other way now. So, thanks, Sugar Crush!)...plus the chunks of fruit mixed throughout.
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Overnight Yogurt Parfaits
makes 1 parfait
1/2 cup yogurt, divided (Greek yogurt for a super thick consistency)
1/2 cup granola, divided
1/2 cup fruit, divided
In a small bowl add half of the granola, top with half of the yogurt, then half of the fruit. Repeat using the remainder of the granola, yogurt, and fruit.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, stir the layers together and eat.
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Nutritional information is based on using: regular non-fat yogurt, granola, and sliced peaches.