Mango Yogurt Parfaits are a wonderful treat for brunch or breakfast or even dessert. I have made these Mango Yogurt parfaits for dessert when I want something sweet, but with some healthy fruits. I am always trying to eat healthier and incorporate fresh fruits more often.
This granola and yogurt parfait is easy to make in minutes. It is one of our quick breakfast ideas that you will want to bookmark for later.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Healthy - The combination of fresh fruit, yogurt and granola provides a variety of essential nutrients such as protein, calcium, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
Tasty - The fresh mango, granola and yogurt combination is delicious! It is almost like a dessert. I used fresh mango for these and added some low-fat yogurt with some maple granola for a nice crunch. Mango is one of my favorite fruits and I never get tired of eating it.
Easy - This is so simple to make in about 3 minutes. They are also to change up too.
Mango Yogurt Parfait Ingredients
Fresh Mango - Sometimes to save time I buy the cut up mango from the grocery section, but only if it is on sale. If it is not, it is better to buy whole mangos and cut them yourself. They take a little more time, but you will save a few dollars doing that.
Greek Yogurt - I like to use plain or Vanilla
Granola - I like to use one that is almond-free, but pick your favorite kind or make an easy homemade granola.
Substitutions and Variations
Mango Graham Parfait - top with a few coarsely crushed graham crackers for an easy flavor change.
Oatmeal Yogurt Parfait - Substitute oatmeal for the granola for a fun change up.
Make a Mango Yogurt Bowl by putting the ingredients in a bowl You can even add additional ingredients such as coconut or oatmeal.
How to Make Mango Yogurt Parfaits
These are just a matter of layering. My favorite order is fruit, yogurt, fruit and then add a little whipped topping. These taste delicious and are low-fat and also are a source of vitamins A, B & C.
I also add a little non-fat topping for just a little sweetness. If your family likes fresh mango, give these a try.
Timesaving and Pro Tips
You can prepare the mango the evening before or even buy fresh mango from the store already peeled and cut. But sometimes I will buy the precut mango from Costco. It is good quality and saves me a lot of time not having to peel and cut it.
I made these in stemless wine glasses, that I found for $1.00 each at Target and they are perfect for juice, wine or parfaits! But you could make Mason Jar Yogurt Parfaits and spoon them in mason jars.
Another fun way to serve these is to let everyone make their own. Just put out the ingredients and everyone can build their own parfait. Add some other fresh fruits for a colorful treat.
Remember that the overall nutritional value of a yogurt parfait depends on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's important to choose plain or low-sugar yogurt and also to use fresh or frozen fruits without added sugars for the healthiest option.
How Many Calories are in a Yogurt Parfait?
This recipe has about 50 calories a serving if you use low-fat Vanilla or plain yogurt.
Can I make Yogurt Parfaits ahead of time?
Yes, but when preparing yogurt parfaits in advance, it's best to layer the ingredients carefully to maintain their texture and prevent sogginess. I like to start with a layer of fruit at the bottom, followed by the yogurt. I recommend adding the granola right before serving so it stays crunchy.
What are some other toppings I can put on a Yogurt Parfait?
Yes, you can try some of these toppings:
- pumpkin seeds
- chia seeds
- coconut flakes
Mango Yogurt Parfaits
- 2 cups fresh or frozen mango
- 2 6 oz containers low-fat yogurt vanilla or plain
- ¼ cup granola
- non-fat whipped topping optional
- Peel mango and dice into small, bite-sized pieces.
- Place 2 tablespoons mango pieces in each cup or parfait glass.
- add ½ container of low-fat yogurt to each serving.
- Top with 2 additional tablespoons mango pieces.
- Place a dollop of non-fat topping on mango.
- Sprinkle granola on each and serve.
Mm.. Cassidy loves mango anything. I used to only like it dried but I've begun to appreciate it fresh and juicy too.
Oh it is so good fresh and I could eat it every day! I have actually never tried it dried. I'll have to check that out, I bet it's good,
The parfaits do look good and what a good deal on the glasses!
Thanks Ashley! I just love finding deals 🙂
Hi Raquel -
Mango is one of my favorite fruits as well. Combined with plain yogurt and granola you get a wonderful sweet/tart taste that I love. Can't wait to make one.
As I was reading your post and looking at the photos I was actually admiring the serving glasses - and then I got to the bargain at Target part. Good deal!!!
Thank you Neena! These really taste more decadent than they are! 🙂
If there is such a thing as a mango-a-holic I am one! I adore it! I have never made a parfait like this though, Crazy! How easy and wonderful this recipe is. This would make a great snack or substitute for a sugary dessert. Just pinned and I am totally going to make this!
I love the term mango-a-holic! Thats totally me 🙂 let me know how you like them if you try it Jen!
Oh my goodness this looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I'm definitely saving and gladly passing it on!
Thank you Corina!
Mmm...that looks delicious! Living in Hawaii, my go to fruits are usually pineapple and mango 🙂
Oh I love Hawaii Shelly! And both those fruits too! And the beach...and the mai tais....
Yum! i love mangos and don't mind at all to cut them myself. My kids would love this, too! Thanks for sharing this easy treat - pinned it!
Glad to hear that your kids love mango too! Thanks for the pin Gracielle!