Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
8 servings (serving size: 1 parfait)

Try making these Greek Yogurt Parfaits for a nutritious and delicious breakfast or dessert. Grano, which means "grain" in Italian, are the polished whole berries from durum semolina wheat. Look for them in health-food stores or Italian markets. If you can't find grano, try wheat berries, barley, or brown rice instead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Soak grano in 6 cups water overnight. Drain. Place in a medium saucepan with remaining 6 cups water over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until grano is just tender. Drain well. Stir in honey and salt. Cool to room temperature.

Step 2

Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt into each of 8 parfait glasses. Top yogurt with 3 tablespoons grano and 2 tablespoons berries. Repeat layers with the remaining ingredients.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


September 29, 2015

KellyDiff's Review

May 02, 2012
Delicious! I'm a huge greek yogurt fan, but was growing a little tired of just plain yogurt. These are a perfect combo of high protein greek yogurt, plus a serving of whole grain, and fruit - and I love the texure the grain gives to the parfait! (I couldn't find grano - even at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's - so I used pearled barley instead per the recipe's suggestion). I packed these in small containers so I could pack the parfait in my lunchbox to make these an easy "to-go" breakfast.