Coconut Granola, Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits

Coconut Granola Parfait with Fresh Fruit

Spring to me is about beautiful blossoms, fruity drinks and lightening everything up. Your workload. Your wardrobe. And especially your meals. While breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it doesn’t need to be the biggest!

Tulips

This delicious layering of granola, toasted coconut, yogurt and berries packs plenty of flavor and wholesome ingredients to get you energized for the day. It’s quick to prepare, easy to adapt according to what you have on hand, and makes for a lovely light breakfast, brunch or snack.

Granola Fruit Parfait

Try these pretty parfaits sometime for yourself and you’ll agree that they’re a nice change from the norm! All you need is plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt (go Greek for a high protein, low carb option), honey, toasted coconut, two cups of your favorite granola (crushed up granola bars work fine), and two handfuls of berries or fruit such as strawberries, peaches or mangoes.

While the ingredients may be delicious on their own, they combine to create one irresistibly tasty and healthy morning treat!

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Coconut Granola, Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt

2 cups your favorite granola

2 cups fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries (hulled and sliced), and/or other fruit such as bananas, peaches or mangos, peeled and sliced)

1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

4 tablespoons honey

Directions:

To toast coconut, spread coconut flakes evenly on large baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, watching closely to avoid burning. Toss coconut halfway through to evenly toast.

Prepare four tall glasses (wine, cocktail or parfait glasses work fine). Alternately add two tablespoons each of yogurt, granola and fruit, evenly smoothing the surface of each layer. Add toasted coconut and honey where desired, to taste.

Enjoy!

Adapted from FoodNetwork.com

      

49 Responses to “Coconut Granola, Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits”

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    Reem | Simply Reem — April 19, 2012 @ 5:39 am

    I totally agree Georgia.. Spring is really all about lightening…
    Fresh and light is what these gorgeous parfaits are…
    Really beautiful… I too enjoy very light breakfast… this will be such fun and healthy way to start my day!!!
    Very pretty pics…
    Have a great rest of the week and lovely weekend…

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    Natasha @ Natashas Kitchen — April 19, 2012 @ 5:39 am

    I love the colors, so vibrant and fresh. Great photos.

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    london bakes — April 19, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    Such beautiful colours in your pictures Georgia, just full of light and happiness!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 19, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    Gorgeous photos, as always. And guess what? I have all the ingredients on hand here. Looks like I’ll be making this for breakfast tomorrow! :)

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    Blog is the New Black — April 19, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Yum, gorgeous pics!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 19, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    This looks just lovely. Awesome idea!!

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    Jenn — April 19, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    What gorgeous pictures, Georgia!! I wish I could reach in my computer and grab that parfait!!

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day — April 19, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    Georgia, I love this. Just love it. I need these ideas for breakfast because I am always on the go. The coconut granola sounds perfect for yogurt. Yum!

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    Joanne — April 19, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I love the sound of this granola! Breakfast may be the most important meal, but like you said, I think that just means it should be uber nutritious…and this is just that!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 19, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    what gorgeous colors this post has!! so full of beauty! and the granola is perfect for breakfast..i’d love to eat it every morning since it has such great flavor!

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    Jeno @ Weeknite Meals — April 19, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    Hi Georgia! I love the colors in the photos, so vibrant! Isn’t it great that we have been having some cooler weather? As if Spring finally came around after Summer already started. I gotta make these parfaits soon, looks wonderful!

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    oliepants — April 19, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    I love coconut anything – same goes for granola. I love combining the two!

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    Val — April 19, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    Beautiful….this is a perfect breakfast!!! I love all of the colors.

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    Sandra M. — April 19, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Yes, there is something about Spring:)) that is my favorite season (I don’t have allergies)
    Your idea of a breakfast is beautiful! I really love it! Great photos too!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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    Lynda - TasteFood — April 19, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    So beautiful – my favorite kind of breakfast, lunch, snack…

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    Pam — April 19, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    The parfaits look beautiful and SO DELICIOUS! I love treats with coconut – yum!

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    mr. pineapple man — April 19, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    Looks so beautiful! Must taste good too!

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — April 19, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    I love parfaits during warm wheather so easy to put together and so delicious!

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    SkinnyMommy — April 19, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    I love the addition of coconut here. And your pictures are gorgeous too!

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    gobakeyourself — April 19, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    This granola is so beautiful and full of spring :D
    Delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Tina Baker — April 19, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    I sometimes choose these for lunch over anything else. They are just so healthy and have such a natural sweetness-they really do hit the spot. I have never had them with coconut but it does sound like a great addition. Stunning pictures. Well done!

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    Paula — April 19, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    The parfaits look wonderful but I’m really enjoying the gorgeous photography.

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    Teresa, foodonfifth.com — April 19, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    I have a variation on this parfait every day for breakfast. Your parfait is much prettier and I like how it matches the tulips.

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    Miranda — April 20, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    I love the sweet coconut addition here. This definitely kicks up the parfait!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — April 20, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Perfect and light for spring. The toasted coconut looks delicious.

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    Angie's Recipes — April 20, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    A light and delectable spring dessert!

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    Sarah — April 20, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    Mmm, looks fantastic! I’ll definitely bookmark this one :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 20, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    Georgia! this looks incredible! coconut has become a recent obsession of mine. i’m thinking of making 7 layer bars this weekend with butterscotch chips and coconut. yum! Have a good weekend Georgia!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — April 20, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

    This looks so great–so light and springy! I love granola AND coconut, so this is perfect for me. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Reeni — April 20, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    This is a lovely breakfast – it really makes me get in the mood for spring. I wouldn’t mind eating it as a healthy dessert either!

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    Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} — April 21, 2012 @ 1:01 am

    Granola is just so yummy and perfect for breakfast. I love this recipe and the idea of mixing in coconut, fabulous! Have a lovely weekend :)

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    wendyweekendgourmet — April 21, 2012 @ 2:40 am

    Mmmm…perfect breakfast or snack. Love Greek yogurt (Chobani pomegranate!), granola and fruit. So good!! I’m having a giveaway you might want to enter, so pop by when you get a sec!!

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    Baking Serendipity — April 21, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    You describe spring perfectly :) And I love the toasted coconut in this! It’s been one of my favorites lately.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 21, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    I feel the same way about spring! This parfait looks delicious! And I’m totally on a coconut kick right now too!

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    Aylin @ Glow Kitchen — April 21, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    The change of seasons is always my favorite time of the year. Spring just makes me smile more! The flowers are beautiful and this reminds me I need to make more spring-appropriate breakfasts. Looks delicious!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — April 21, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    I like that you add coconut flakes – I have never added that! You are really good at brining colors to the food. If I were taking this picture of parfait I know it’s not as lively as yours. Very cheerful post Georgia!

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    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — April 21, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    It’s tough to think Spring when it’s getting colder every morning and it will definitely be winter soon. :)

    I could eat this coconut granola with yoghurt and fruit any day of the year!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — April 21, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    This is my favorite kind of breakfast – although mine are not as beautifully presented as these!

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    Krissy's Creations — April 21, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    What beautiful Pictures Georgia! I seriously can’t have yogurt without granola and fruit so these are right up my alley :)

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    Texanerin — April 21, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    Those look perfect for spring! That toasted coconut must give it a great texture. And I’m really impressed by your lack of glass glare. :)

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    Monet — April 22, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    Hi lovely! I can’t wait to see you next weekend. What a wonderful Spring celebration here. I wish I had one of these this morning! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Enjoy the spring weather!

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    Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet — April 22, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    Love the idea of adding toasted coconut, yum!

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    Magic of Spice — April 22, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    Perfectly refreshing and delightful for spring! I am all for lightening up :)

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    What a luminous parfait ~ a spring bouquet in a glass :)

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — April 24, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    oh, yum! this is sooo my type of breakfast or afternoon snack. looks great!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — April 26, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    Your pictures are so beautiful!! How on earth do you get them to look so bright and vibrant! Total photo envy right now! :P

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — April 26, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Alaina – Thank you! I just use a good natural light source and a white board to reflect.

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    Tina — April 27, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    Mmm…the texture. yum!

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    Olga's Flavor Factory — July 24, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    Loving this idea of coconut and granola. The texture will be really filling indeed! Thanks!

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