Yo­gurt, fruit and crunchy gra­nola a per­fect par­fait snack

Times Colonist - - Life - Yo­gurt and Berry Par­fait

Creamy Greek yo­gurt, fresh fruit and crunchy gra­nola make a de­li­cious and whole­some start to the day or a great af­ter­noon snack — and lay­er­ing them in a glass makes this sim­ple com­bi­na­tion feel like a special oc­ca­sion.

Greek yo­gurt makes the creami­est par­fait, but there’s no rule against us­ing an­other kind of yo­gurt. You can use reg­u­lar yo­gurt, but since it is thin­ner than Greek yo­gurt (ex­tra liq­uid has been drained from Greek yo­gurt so that it’s re­ally thick and creamy), the lay­ers might not stay as well de­fined. We like the colour con­trast be­tween plain (un­flavoured) yo­gurt and the fruit, but if you use sweet­ened or flavoured yo­gurt, skip the honey.

Fol­low this recipe with your kids. Serv­ings: Two Start to fin­ish: 10 min­utes

In small bowl, whisk yo­gurt and honey un­til smooth. Spoon one-quar­ter of the yo­gurt-honey mix­ture into each glass. Top with 1/4 cup berries, fol­lowed by 2 ta­ble­spoons gra­nola.

Repeat lay­er­ing process with re­main­ing yo­gurt, berries and gra­nola. When you’re done, you should have two lay­ers of yo­gurt, berries and gra­nola. Serve within 15 min­utes or gra­nola will start to be­come soggy. Amer­ica’s Test Kitchen pro­vided this ar­ti­cle to the As­so­ci­ated Press.

While Greek yo­gurt is the creami­est, you can use a reg­u­lar yo­gurt in­stead. The lay­ers of fruit, gra­nola and yo­gurt make for an ap­pe­tiz­ing treat.

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