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!
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.
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!
Coconut Granola, Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits
- 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
- 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.
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…
I love the colors, so vibrant and fresh. Great photos.
Such beautiful colours in your pictures Georgia, just full of light and happiness!
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! :)
Yum, gorgeous pics!
This looks just lovely. Awesome idea!!
What gorgeous pictures, Georgia!! I wish I could reach in my computer and grab that parfait!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
I love coconut anything – same goes for granola. I love combining the two!
Beautiful….this is a perfect breakfast!!! I love all of the colors.
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!
So beautiful – my favorite kind of breakfast, lunch, snack…
The parfaits look beautiful and SO DELICIOUS! I love treats with coconut – yum!
Looks so beautiful! Must taste good too!
I love parfaits during warm wheather so easy to put together and so delicious!
I love the addition of coconut here. And your pictures are gorgeous too!
This granola is so beautiful and full of spring :D
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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!
The parfaits look wonderful but I’m really enjoying the gorgeous photography.
I have a variation on this parfait every day for breakfast. Your parfait is much prettier and I like how it matches the tulips.
I love the sweet coconut addition here. This definitely kicks up the parfait!
Perfect and light for spring. The toasted coconut looks delicious.
A light and delectable spring dessert!
Mmm, looks fantastic! I’ll definitely bookmark this one :)
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!
This looks so great–so light and springy! I love granola AND coconut, so this is perfect for me. Have a wonderful weekend!
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!
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 :)
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!!
You describe spring perfectly :) And I love the toasted coconut in this! It’s been one of my favorites lately.
I feel the same way about spring! This parfait looks delicious! And I’m totally on a coconut kick right now too!
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!
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!
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!
This is my favorite kind of breakfast – although mine are not as beautifully presented as these!
What beautiful Pictures Georgia! I seriously can’t have yogurt without granola and fruit so these are right up my alley :)
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. :)
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!
Love the idea of adding toasted coconut, yum!
Perfectly refreshing and delightful for spring! I am all for lightening up :)
What a luminous parfait ~ a spring bouquet in a glass :)
oh, yum! this is sooo my type of breakfast or afternoon snack. looks great!
Your pictures are so beautiful!! How on earth do you get them to look so bright and vibrant! Total photo envy right now! :P
Alaina – Thank you! I just use a good natural light source and a white board to reflect.
Mmm…the texture. yum!
Loving this idea of coconut and granola. The texture will be really filling indeed! Thanks!