Banana Parfait with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola

Banana Parfait with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola comes together in 5 minutes for a protein-packed, nutrient-dense meal or snack.

Banana Parfait with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola comes together in 5 minutes for a protein-packed, nutrient-dense meal or snack.

I have been trying to increase the protein in my diet lately, and if you can eat dairy, Greek yogurt packs a lot of protein.  It got me thinking, how could I make eating yogurt every day fun?  I had recently made a Banana Nut Granola recipe, so layering that with some non-fat Vanilla Chobani and sliced bananas seemed like a great idea.  The Banana Parfait with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola was born.

This comes together in 5 minutes or less and makes a great breakfast or snack.  It is NOT low in Weight Watchers PointsPlus (clocks in at 8 points, 4 points each going to the yogurt and the granola) but it’s nutrient-dense and very filling.  I made a couple of these at once.  I ate one immediately and covered the other in plastic wrap and left it over night.  When I pulled it out the next day, it was just as good.  Maybe even better since I like when my granola softens a bit.

You can use store-bought granola or make your own.  Obviously there is a lot of room for customization here – you can make your parfait with any yogurt (Greek or not), granola, or fruit combination you like. I developed the recipe to serve 1, but it doubles or triples effortlessly.

“You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, ‘Let’s get some parfait,’ they say, ‘Hell no, I don’t like no parfait’? Parfaits are delicious!” – Donkey, Shrek by DreamWorks Animation

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Banana Parfait with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 c. non-fat Greek-style vanilla yogurt, divided
  • ¼ c. granola, divided
  • 1 small banana, sliced
Instructions
  1. In a tall glass, layer ½ c. yogurt in the bottom. Top with 2 T. granola.
  2. Arrange 4 – 5 slices of banana on top of the granola.
  3. Repeat with remaining ½ c. yogurt, 2 T. granola, and another 4 – 5 slices of banana.
  4. Serve immediately or cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

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