This healthy Greek yogurt parfait recipe tastes like apple pie! It’s made with sweet and tender cinnamon stewed apples and crunchy homemade granola. Fruit and yogurt parfaits are a high-protein breakfast recipe that you can prepare ahead of time to grab and go for busy mornings.

two apple cinnamon greek yogurt parfaits in glass cups with gold spoons

As a Registered Dietitian, one of my top nutrition tips is to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning.

Some benefits of eating breakfast include increased energy levels, improved concentration throughout the day, and weight management.

Greek yogurt is one of my all-time favorite breakfast foods! It’s high in protein, so it makes you feel full and satisfied.

I’ve got a whole collection of recipes with Greek yogurt for breakfast, like my Greek yogurt chia pudding, Greek yogurt pancakes, Greek yogurt smoothie, overnight oats with Greek yogurt, stovetop oatmeal with Greek yogurt, and frittata with Greek yogurt. I’ve even got a shortcut recipe for homemade Greek yogurt!

Similar to my Greek yogurt granola bowls, these yogurt and granola parfaits are incredibly simple to put together. They are ideal for busy mornings because you can prep them ahead of time!

They feature my sweet and tender cinnamon stewed apples, which taste amazing when paired with creamy Greek yogurt and crunchy granola.

I prefer to use homemade granola (check out this post for several granola recipes), but feel free to use your favorite store-bought variety!

apple cinnamon greek yogurt granola parfait ingredients measured out on wooden cutting board

Ingredients

Everything you need to make Greek yogurt parfaits, below:

  • Greek yogurt: Creamy and thick Greek yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt, so it tends to be more filling. Choose plain Greek yogurt for this recipe. Any fat content works, but I prefer to use full fat or reduced fat Greek yogurt. You can even try your hand at making easy homemade Greek yogurt!
  • Granola: I used my reader-favorite cinnamon crunch granola, but you can use another granola recipe, or store-bought.
  • Cinnamon stewed apples: Ingredients include apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cornstarch.

Kitchen equipment needed

  • Mason jars or cups: You can build your yogurt parfaits in 8-12 oz mason jars or glass cups.
  • Small saucepan
  • Chef’s knife, 6 or 8 inch
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Step-by-step instructions

stewed apples in a saucepan
1. Prepare the stewed apples on the stovetop: heat up diced apples, spices, vanilla extract, water, and maple syrup over medium heat.
cornstarch slurry in a white ramekin with a small whisk
2. Make a cornstarch slurry by whisking together cornstarch and water.
stewed apples in a saucepan
2. Cover and cook the apples for about 5 minutes until fork tender, then stir in the cornstarch slurry to thicken.
layered greek yogurt and apple cinnamon parfait in a glass
4. Layer the parfaits in a glass jar or cup: add half the yogurt to the bottom, then a layer of stewed apples. Repeat and top with granola!

Storage

If you are preparing these parfaits ahead of time, do not add the granola until you are ready to eat them because the granola will get soggy.

You can pre-portion granola into small tupperware containers or snack size baggies for a grab and go option.

Store the Greek yogurt parfaits covered with a lid or plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 5 days.

three small portions of granola in small tupperwares

You will likely have some stewed apples leftover – you can use them to make my apple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal later in the week!

Greek yogurt nutrition benefits

I’ve written all about the nutrition benefits of Greek yogurt here, but here is a quick glance:

A 7 ounce serving of Greek yogurt provides:

  • 20 grams of protein
  • 180 mcg vitamin A (20% of your daily needs)
  • 0.466 mg riboflavin (36% of your daily needs)
  • 0.940 mg pantothenic acid (19% of your daily needs)
  • 1.04 mcg vitamin B12 (43% of your daily needs)
  • 274 mg phosphorus (39% of your daily needs)
  • 24.8 mcg selenium (45% of your daily needs)

In addition, Greek yogurt has probiotics, which are beneficial for gut health and digestion.

two apple cinnamon greek yogurt parfaits in glass cups with gold spoons on a wooden cutting board lined with a striped tea towel

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two apple cinnamon greek yogurt parfaits in glass cups with gold spoons

Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Parfaits with Granola

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh, RD
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Description

This healthy Greek yogurt parfait recipe tastes like apple pie! It’s made with sweet and tender cinnamon stewed apples and crunchy homemade granola. Fruit and yogurt parfaits are a high-protein breakfast recipe that you can prepare ahead of time to grab and go for busy mornings.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola, homemade or store-bought

Cinnamon stewed apples

  • 2 medium-large apples, such as Gala, Honeycrisp, or Jonagold
  • Scant 1/4 cup water + 2 tbsp water, divided
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch 


Instructions

  1. Make the stewed apples: Wash apples and dice apples into 1/4 inch cubes.
  2. Put apple cubes in a pot with 1/4 cup water, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and salt.
  3. Stir everything together to combine and bring the liquid to a gentle boil on the stovetop.
  4. Cover the pot and cook for 5-7 minutes until the apples are fork tender, stirring once or twice.
  5. While the apples cook, whisk together the cornstarch and remaining 2 tbsp water in a small dish to make a cornstarch slurry.
  6. Once the apples are fork tender, reduce to a simmer, pour in the cornstarch slurry and mix it in. 
  7. Cook for another minute or so, stirring, as the liquid thickens.
  8. Let apples cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Layer the parfaits: In two mason jars or glasses, add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt to the bottom of each cup. Add a layer of stewed apples, followed by another layer of Greek yogurt.
  10. If eating right away, top the parfaits with granola. If you are prepping them ahead of time, store granola separately until you are ready to eat.

Notes

Store parfaits covered in the fridge (granola separate) for up to 5 days.