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Peanut Butter Parfait with Chocolate

This chocolate peanut butter parfait recipe tastes like dessert and provides all of the nutrients needed for a healthy and satisfying breakfast!
peanut butter parfait with mini chocolate chips, yogurt, and banana in a clear glass cup

This is a variation of our Greek yogurt parfait base recipe. Stop buying store bought parfaits that are often loaded with sugar and less-than-delicious toppings and start making your own at home! Yogurt parfaits take less than 5 minutes to prepare and are so easy to make to your taste. Add this peanut butter parfait with chocolate to your recipe rotation for a quick, satisfying, and delicious breakfast!

Learn How to Make the Base Recipe

Must-Know Cooking Skills

For recipe success, learn how to:

Culinary Tips for the Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait

If making the granola ahead of time, refer to our homemade granola base recipe or stovetop granola base recipe.

You can either pile everything in a bowl or split the ingredients into halves or thirds to build the parfait in layers.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Greek Yogurt: substitute regular yogurt or a dairy-free variety. Choose any fat content that works within your overall diet.
  • Banana: substitute any fresh or frozen fruit of your choosing. Slice or dice into bite-sized pieces as needed. If using frozen fruit, choose options without added sugars and partially thaw before adding.
  • Granola: use our homemade granola base recipe or stovetop granola base recipe to make your own, or use a store bought variety with low added sugar.
  • Peanuts: substitute any other chopped toasted nuts or seeds – almonds, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • Chocolate Chips: use mini, regular, or chocolate chunks. We recommend dark chocolate for best nutrition.
  • Peanut Butter: substitute any other nut or seed butter – almond, cashew, sunflower, etc.
  • Honey: substitute maple syrup or agave.

Recipe Variations

If you don’t want to add granola to your peanut butter parfait, feel free to substitute a variety of nuts and seeds to add some crunch and nutrition.

Don’t want to add the mini chocolate chips? Mix some cocoa powder into the yogurt to keep that delicious chocolate flavor. 

Need some yogurt parfait recipe inspiration?

Check out our Greek yogurt parfait base recipe to learn how to create this recipe to your taste. Or try out some of our favorite variations!

Equipment Recommendations

No fancy equipment required for this easy recipe! Just a few kitchen essentials:

Is this peanut butter parfait recipe healthy?

Definitely! Made with balanced ratios of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, this healthy yogurt parfait recipe will keep you satisfied and nourished for hours. The featured ingredients in this recipe are Greek yogurt, bananas, granola, and peanuts.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a great source of B vitamins, calcium, and probiotics. It is also higher in protein than regular yogurt, making this parfait filling and satisfying.

We recommend buying plain varieties in order to avoid added sugars and organic, if you can afford it. Select a fat content that works with your overall diet. If you tend to consume a lot of foods high in saturated fat, a low-fat or fat-free variety is your best choice. If you limit saturated fat in your diet, full-fat varieties are okay.

Bananas

Bananas contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals – important for digestion, energy, and metabolism. Greenish bananas are firm and higher in prebiotic fiber. Brownish bananas are soft and higher in sugar, making them a bit sweeter. Either works in this recipe!

Granola

Granola is primarily made of oats, nuts/seeds, and dried fruit. Oats are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. Fiber is important for digestion, satiety, stable blood sugar, good cholesterol, and healthy gut bacteria. Carbohydrates are important for energy and focus. 

Nuts and seeds are a great source of plant-based protein and healthy fat. Almonds and pecans are high in monounsaturated fats which are good for heart health. Walnuts contain healthy omega-3 fats.

We recommend making your own granola because it’s super easy and you can adjust the flavors and sugar to your taste. If choosing store bought granola, purchase varieties with low sugar and ingredients that you can recognize and pronounce.

Peanuts

Peanuts contain plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fats. These nutrients help you feel satisfied until your next meal. Choose peanut butter varieties that don’t contain added sugars or oils. 

For more information about which ingredients are best, check out our ingredient guide.

Chocolate Parfait Serving Suggestions

This Greek yogurt parfait is a great breakfast on its own! You can also reduce the ingredient quantities and enjoy this fruit and yogurt parfait recipe as a quick and satisfying snack.

Storage Tips

If prepping a parfait the night before serving, wait to add the granola until the morning. If you let the granola sit overnight, it will become soggy. Toasted nuts also lose their crunch as they sit overnight, so add in the morning if using.

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peanut butter parfait with mini chocolate chips, yogurt, and banana in a clear glass cup

Peanut Butter Parfait with Chocolate

This is a variation of our Greek yogurt parfait base recipe. This chocolate peanut butter parfait recipe tastes like dessert and provides all of the nutrients needed for a healthy and satisfying breakfast!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 parfait

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup granola
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped peanuts
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • Honey to taste

Instructions
 

  • Layer the yogurt, banana, granola, chopped peanuts, mini chocolate chips, and peanut butter in a bowl or cup. Peanut butter can also be mixed into the yogurt or drizzled on top.
  • If the yogurt is too tangy, add honey to taste. Enjoy!

Notes

If making the granola ahead of time, refer to our homemade granola base recipe or stovetop granola base recipe.
Keyword Peanut Butter Parfait

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