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!
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Culinary Tips for Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfaits
You can either pile everything in a bowl or split the ingredients in halves or thirds to build the parfait in layers.
- Greek Yogurt: substitute regular yogurt or a dairy-free variety.
- Granola: use our homemade granola base recipe to make your own, or use a store bought variety with low added sugar.
- 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.
- Peanut Butter: substitute any other nut or seed butter – almond, cashew, sunflower, etc.
- Chocolate Chips & Peanuts: substitute toasted coconut flakes, dried fruit, cocoa powder, or any other nuts or seeds.
- Honey: substitute maple syrup or agave.
This recipe is one of many variations from our Greek yogurt parfait base recipe. Customize the base recipe to your taste by adding or substituting different toppings or flavorings.
If you don’t want to add granola to your 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.
No fancy equipment required for this easy recipe! Just a few kitchen essentials:
Is this Yogurt 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, peanuts, bananas, and granola.
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.
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.
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 work in this recipe!
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.
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.
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 Chocolate
- ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup granola (homemade or store bought)
- 1 large banana, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon mini dark chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon finely chopped peanuts
- Honey to taste
- Layer the yogurt, granola, banana, peanut butter, mini chocolate chips, and chopped peanuts in a bowl or clear cup. Peanut butter can also be mixed into the yogurt or drizzled on top.
- If the yogurt is too tangy for your taste, add honey to taste. Enjoy!