best strawberry parfait recipe

Oh hey, there. Sorry, just let me lick off this spoon and I’ll be right with ya.

Okay, yeah. Now I can focus. So, i’ll be honest; I definitely wasn’t expecting this recipe to go my way, let alone turn out as beautifully scrumptious as it did. If you’ve been following my food adventures, you may have noticed I’ve been using strawberries in pretty much everything. I go a little crazy when they’re in season. Even thinking about how they’re soon going to disappear off the Karachi market gives me withdrawal. But that’s a rant for another time. For now, let’s talk about the newest addition to my list of super easy, strawberry-centric recipes – this strawberry parfait.

the best strawberry parfait ever

best strawberry parfait

I know parfaits are traditionally meant to be layered with granola. But I wanted a quicker and easier alternative. Something that required minimum effort and no baking. So I crushed some digestive biscuits, added peanuts to the mixture and voila! Best decision I’ve ever made. Food wise, I mean. Follow this recipe (and of course, feel free to add your own touches) for the best strawberry parfait ever. Seriously, I’m not even exaggerating.

The Best Strawberry Parfait Ever

best strawberry parfait

A crunchy base topped with layers of yogurt, fresh strawberries and a sprinkling of corn flakes.

Total time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1


3-4 digestive biscuits
Your choice of nuts (I used roasted peanuts)
1/2 cup yogurt (healthier alternative: non-fat Greek yogurt)
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon honey


best strawberry parfait
So, I planned to take pictures of every layer. But this was the only one I managed 🙁
  1. Crush the digestive biscuits and add nuts. Layer at the bottom of the container. I actually wished later that I had done more than one layer of this so you might wanna try that.
  2. Add a dollop of yogurt and spread it out evenly. If you’d like your yogurt to be sweet you can mix in honey before layering.
  3. If you’re not going for the healthy version, add a teaspoon of sugar to the strawberries. Wait for approx. five minutes until they release juice. Layer the strawberries with juice onto the yogurt. You can also just layer the fresh strawberries without adding any sugar.
  4. Finish off with a sprinkling of corn flakes for some added crunch. Or frosted flakes, if you’re not going for the healthy version.



58 thoughts on “The Best Strawberry Parfait Ever (Sans Granola)”

  1. I can totally see why you are licking that spoon for any last bites! Yum! Love the idea of the biscuit at the bottom! I cant wait to try this out! Perfect breakfast on the go!

  2. So I’ve got a whole pack of digestive cookies and I keep thinking “what on earth am I going to do with all these?”

    I now know exactly what I’ll be doing with them! Looks great xx

  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe I would’ve never thought to use crushed nuts in place of granola. I always need a granola free option because most granola contains oats which I am intolerant to so it’s nice to have an alternative

  4. A lovely alternative of classic strawberry parfait. The recipe itself is so flexible that we can go with our own version. Looking at your photo making me thinking to have mixed berries parfait.

  5. I adore the little jar that you are using! I love love strawberries! I just bought some frozen ones to put in my protein shakes this week. I’ll check out some more of your strawberry recipes!

  6. Parfaits are so much fun to make and eat! Yours looks really good, and it layered well with the pretty reds and whites. I bet it tastes amazing.

  7. Why have I never thought to put Frosted Flakes on top of my yogurt parfait?!? That’s a brilliant idea! And I love the idea of doing the digestive biscuit in a pinch!

  8. Fresh strawberries are the best ! This would make the perfect breakfast, I really need to find more things to make a good breakfast.

  9. It does look like the best one ever to be honest, they can sometimes look a bit ‘tired’ but yours looks absolutely delicious and so fresh! x

  10. Sounds like a healthy yummy breakfast idea or dessert for that matter. I love it when strawberries are in season. I go a little nuts with them too. I cannot wait to try this.

  11. Looks delicious! Fresh Strawberries are just coming into season here at the farm. Love the fresh from the farm ones as they taste SO much better!

  12. This looks like a wonderful treat! I am going to pin this to try, my kids will LOVE it!!! 🙂

  13. I really love strawberries and this looks like a really great parfait! So simple and straightforward and a great pudding to have. I like how you’ve given the healthy and not so healthy option!

  14. I love a fruit parfait! When I used to teach, I would do them instead of ice cream parties… the kids actually LOVED assembling their parfaits and layering and the moms loved the healthier choice!

  15. My husband and son love love love granola and yogurt. This would be perfect for them. Definitely going to try and make this for them this weekend!

  16. Thanks for the post.I like your writing style and I’m trying to
    begin a blog myself, I think I may read thru all your posts for some tips!

    Thank you once more.

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