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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Overnight Yogurt Parfaits

Overnight Yogurt Parfaits are one of my favorite things.  At one point I was totally hooked on them; I was buying them from the local health food store, every day, on the way to work.  I wondered WHY they were so good?  Where they putting crack in them? Come to find out, they were using FULL FAT yogurt.  So, yes - to a chubby girl, full fat yogurt is crack!!  (Seriously, have you ever tried the regular Libertè Greek Lemon yogurt?  It has, like, 568 grams of fat per serving...it is wonderful!!)  I decided to try and make them on my own using 0% fat yogurt, plus I could then alter the yogurt to fruit & granola ratio more to my liking.



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.

62 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds amazing! And you're right, it's the perfect breakfast...and snack...and midnight snack...

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    1. Yes. First breakfast, second breakfast, first snack thru forty-fifth snack, whateva floats your boat :)

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  2. Yogurt parfaits are one of my favorites!

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  3. YUM! Would love you to share your post at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party which has a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Freedom Fridays blog hop! :)

    http://mommifried.com/ladies-only-blog-share-link-party-funtastical-summer/

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    1. Thanks Crystal, I will check it out.

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  4. What a wonderful treat, Kim! They look so good and your pics look great! Pinned and sharing on Facebook tomorrow! Stopping by from A Little Claireification.

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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    1. Thanks Julie...I'll be linking them up to your party on Monday :)

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  5. I love fruit and yogurt together. I've never let them sit overnight though. I'll have to try it next time.

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  6. This looks like a great breakfast treat! Hoping over from Saturday Show & Tell

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  7. oh this looks so yum!
    found you through the monday creative blog hop, now following with bloglovin :)

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    1. Thanks so much....following you back!

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  8. It does not look weird at all Kim! One word came to mind just looking at it - YUMMY! Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday.

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    1. Ha! Thanks Judy...sometimes it's a consistency thing....it's hard to make a glob of something photograph well :) It tastes good, however!!

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  9. I don't think this looks odd. It looks delicious! The bonus is that I can get breakfast ready the night before and sleep a little later. Thanks for linking up!
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

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    1. Thanks Michelle....5 extra minutes of sleep in the morning :)

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    2. That's 5 extra minutes I'll take!

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  10. Oh my goodness...it's amazing how the simplest things can be the most delicious and beautiful. This parfait is really a perfect blend of healthy and delicious. Looooove my Greek Yogurt!

    Great link up!

    xo,
    Tammy<3

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  11. Oh dear - I could eat this right off the screen. Now I need to go make a snack.
    Visiting from Mix It Up Monday.

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  12. I love seeing take-out recipes redone. They are so much better tasting and health-wise when you make them yourself. This recipe looks so good. I would have never thought to make it ahead of time. That ease in the morning is exactly what I need. I bet my kids would love this grab-n-go breakfast too. I do love my full-fat yoghurt, though. I've found that full fat usually means less sugar added. I'm more concerned about sugar than fat in my house. Can't wait to try this!!

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    1. Yes, I am the master of adding minutes to the snooze button in the morning :)
      Very true about the full fat being less in sugar, I am partial to the 0% Vanilla, however.
      Thanks for stopping by, Christina!!

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  13. Hi, this looks so good. I saw it on tuesday trivia.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  14. This looks so delicious!
    And I love the way you write..you are funny...:)

    And I am your newest follower.

    -Priyam from http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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  15. I have got to try this, can you believe that I have never had a parfait before? I'm weird :) Stopping by from A Little Claireification!

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    1. Well, from one self-proclaimed weirdo to another....your going to love it! :)

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  16. My mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing at Katherine's Corner Blog Hop where I'm co-host today.

    Christine @ http://idigpinterest.blogspot.com

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  17. Found you over at the Ms. enPlace potluck. I really love overnight parfaits (for so many reasons). These look heavenly! You've convinced me to try the liberte brand.

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    1. If I were in the States, I would be using Chobani - it is not available in Canada. Liberte Greek is very much like Chobani, and an organic option is available. Thanks for coming by, Kim!

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  18. Thanks for showing how to make these marvelous parfaits! Linda

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  19. Kim this looks amazing! I don't think that I could wait til' the next day before eating it. Thanks for coming by and partying with us. See you again next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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    1. Ha! You better make a few then...one for now, and a few for later :) Thanks, Robin!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Hugs! Cathy

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    1. Yay! Thanks Cathy!! I will be lining up tonight :)

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  21. Oh wow I could just eat this, looks wonderful and healthy :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays ...

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    1. Featuring and pinning this week at Creative Mondays, thanks for linking up :)

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  22. Yum, I need to try this! I love yogurt & granola! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #18!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

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  23. YUM!!! I love parfaits :) I’d love it if you linked it up to our new link party we have going on…Random Recipe Roundup! http://sarahowe.blogspot.com/2013/06/random-recipe-roundup.html

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  24. Sounds like a new yogurt I have to look for. Sounds delish! Pinned of course! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see you again on Monday night!

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    1. Thanks Karyn! It's similar to Chobani...since Chobani is not available in Canada, I went with Liberte. They are both good.

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  25. Hi Kim!! I think I favorited one your recipes from Tasty Tuesday last week! Keep them coming, girl! My MIL is coming to visit this week and I am thinking this would be a great dessert to throw together the night before. Thank you for sharing over at Tasty Tuesday! Hope to see you again this week! ~Tara aka Organized SAHM http://www.organizedsahm.com

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    1. Thank you, Tara!! I hope you have a good visit, and that you all have a wonderful 4th!

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  26. I could eat this yummy parfait anytime!! Looks delicious and easy~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Me too! It's perfect for a light when you don't feel like cooking. Thanks Lynn!

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  27. This is such a yummy idea! love it;)

    Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape! Hope we see you next week!

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    1. Thanks Heather...like Arnold says...I'llbeback!!

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  28. I've been dubious about this overnight parfait idea for a while now. I just don't know. Lol. Yours look stunning though, Kim! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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    1. It's like an icebox cake....minus the cake, and add fruit :) I get it though, you either love or leave the texture. Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. Miss Kim these look great! So was your nickname Delicious or Plump? :) I love peaches. I need to eat more yogurt this looks like a great way to do it! Great post darlin' :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Plump & Delicious, thankyouveddymuch! ;)

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  30. Looks delicious, simple and perfect for breakfast! My mom makes yogurt just freezing the Yakult a probiotic milk and add citrus, honey, and wheatgerm.

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  31. This looks so delicious!
    And I love the way you write..you are funny...:)
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