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Cherries and Yogurt Parfait – Shake up your breakfast routine with these Cherry Breakfast Parfaits. Make them ahead for a delicious breakfast on the go.

cherry yogurt parfait

…First and foremost I want to tell you all that I truly appreciate your wonderful, kind, and caring words; yesterday’s post was very hard to write, but I had to do it for my Baba.

Sometimes all we need is for someone to tell us that everything is going to be okay, and I thank you all for that.


I went to the pool last weekend with my husband and my daughter. Had a great time watching the little one enjoy herself while swimming around with daddy…it was very sweet.

But I could not help noticing one other thing – MILFs were everywhere!! Did people start working out before June?!?


THANK goodness I “forgot” my bathing suit at home.

So last week while everyone was gobbling up ice cream and frozen cheesecakes, (it was near 100 degrees for 3 days), I was hanging out with granola, fruit, and cold yogurt parfaits.

cherry yogurt parfait

toasted oats

cherry yogurt parfait

Cherry and Yogurt Parfait

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time30 mins
Shake up your breakfast routine with these Cherry Breakfast Parfaits. Make them ahead for a delicious breakfast on the go.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 124


  • 2 cups non-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pitted cherries
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  • In a large bowl combine the yogurt, honey, and vanilla; mix well and put it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Mix together the oats, cocoa, and sugar, and pour in a skillet.
  • Toast the oats over medium heat for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool completely and set aside.
  • Put the pitted cherries in the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Cool completely.
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  • Assemble the parfaits by pouring a 1/2 cup of yogurt in each glass.
  • Spoon over some of the oats, top with half of the cherries, then pour the rest of the yogurt on top, and finish off with more oats and cherries.
  • Put the parfaits in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.


  • I partially froze mine and pretended that I was eating ice cream with the rest. In fact, I urge you to freeze it because it is that much better when frozen. Trust me – I’ve had 4 of these in a week.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 6
Nutrition Facts
Cherry and Yogurt Parfait
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: breakfast shakes, cherries recipes, parfaits

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71 Responses
  1. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz

    I would trade in the ice cream for this parfait. Forget the MILFS…….candy to the eye without depth.

  2. Sandra

    You’re so funny Kate! Gorgeous healthy yummy dessert. I would love to have a couple of these stashed away in my freezer.

  3. Cristina

    I love this recipe and technique…good wholesome stuff. I’m on the lookout for agave syrup. Beautiful presentation. Wish I had a serving right now! 🙂

  4. Jen (A Girl and Her Carrot)

    Not only did I have the pleasure of you guest blogging for me this week, you’re also a Top 9 Rockstar! Congrats Kate, so utterly deserving! I sense a yogurt theme. 😉 I think I have some reinier cherries with my name on them!

  5. Kimberly (unrivaledkitch)

    Kate , Ana is so beautiful getting bigger and bigger all the time! this looks amazing. I love cherry season 🙂 my brother bought some rainiers the other day i wanted to eat the whole bag! beautiful post!

  6. Hester Casey - Alchemy

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother, Kate.

    Wonderful top 9 post! I would be happy to eat this for breakfast or instead of icecream.

  7. Meagan

    This dish looks absolutely wonderful – so cool on a hot day.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Kate! And congrats on Top 9!! 🙂

  8. Jeanette

    Love how you “forgot” your bathing suit and this lovely fruit yogurt parfait! Glad to hear I’m not the only one that’s done that!

  9. Claudie

    You make yogurt parfait look exciting and delicious 🙂 that’s pretty impressive considering what a “common” food this is. Now I want one for my snack today 🙂

  10. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    What a delicious parfait! You are funny about the bathing suit. I have no intention to wear it until…for a long time…. arrrr good thing it’s still not 100F here yet. 😉

  11. Mina @ Angellove's Cooking

    LOL I am sure you look awsome in your suit, Kate!! And your little Ana is so cute!!

    Oh, I love yogurt parfait and your cherries one is gorgeous 🙂 congrats on top 9!!

  12. Kim - Liv Life

    I missed your post yesterday, but just read it. A wonderful tribute to your Grandmother… We are dealing with my husband’s mother in the last few weeks and I think we are realizing that mortality is staring us in the face. It’s a touch bit to swallow. Our thoughts are with you, Kate.
    As for the parfait! Love it! We are headed on a beach vacation in about 8 weeks and i”m NO where near ready. Vegas in is 3 weeks and I’m just not going to worry about it. Well.. I will worry about it, but probably nothing will happen! I had a similar breakfast and actually, it’s one of my favorites. Congrats on the Top 9!!

  13. Celia

    Lol, who says you’re not one of those MILFs! 🙂 Parfaits are totally sexier than wiry worked-out arms…especially when served in adorable Mason jars…

  14. Magic of Spice

    I seriously doubt you need to be worried about bikini season 🙂 And wow, nearing 100 degrees…it has not been to bad here, and down by the beach where I am it has been on the chilly side even, but I would have this delight anytime. And love, love that you toasted the oats 🙂
    Hope you are having a great week

  15. Carolyn

    Oh Kate, I am so sorry I missed your post about your Baba’s passing. Many hugs. And I am sure if you had not “forgotten” your bathing suit, you would have looked lovely! Yummy parfait!

  16. Mike@The Culinary Lens

    I too love that mason jar presentation. I cannot get over how good it looks. Of course the wonderful ingredients make it

  17. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    You are a riot! I was going through old clothes and found my maternity bathing suit. I practically passed out!

  18. Foodness Gracious

    Love your blog and the story, Milf’s are Mother In Laws….something or other right? 😉 Happy to be a follower!!

  19. Juliana

    Kate, your cherry parfait looks delicious, healthy, absolutely perfect for a warm day. Your little baby is so cute 🙂
    Have a great week!

  20. Vicki @ WITK

    This looks so delicious! I would take this over ice cream, at least a few days a week 🙂 Cherries are so good!

  21. Priscilla - She's Cookin'

    You have the most delicious way with granola! I could totally eat 4 of these parfaits (I think they’d be awesome for breakfast) and with no guilt 🙂 So sorry to hear about your grandmother – your post tugged at my heart, love that the cucumber salad was paired with moonshine – and thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog. *hugs*

  22. Parsley Sage

    They can keep their cheesecakes! This parfait looks delicious, those cherries are making me drool 🙂 Buzzed!

  23. Liz

    I love Sommer’s comments…actually your whole post made me giggle. What a great way to soothe the sweet tooth without blowing the diet…your parfait looks fabulous!

  24. Ramona

    Wonderful recipe, gorgeous pictures and a little princess water-baby as a bonus picture. What a great post. Fabulous as always. : )

    PS…. I need a table like the one you take your pictures on … I love it. : )

  25. Peggy

    She’s such a cutie in the pool!

    I was just snacking on a strawberry and yogurt parfait the other day – I think I just may have to pick up some cherries to enjoy this version too =)

  26. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    Haha @ forgetting your bathing suit. Think I could get away with that in my own backyard?? I’m thinking probably not. Your parfait sounds delicious btw! My cousin would be in heaven with the cherries.

  27. Kristen

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I am so slow getting around to friends’ blogs that I seem to be missing the really important stuff.

    I hear you about “forgetting” the bathing suits. My poor little girl wants to go to the pool so badly and mommy just won’t get on a suit until at least 10 pounds are gone. Your parfait will help.

  28. The Harried Cook

    Your little girl is absolutely adorable, Kate! Such a cutie… And that parfait sounds fantastically delicious! And healthy too 🙂 Thank you for sharing it…

  29. Manu

    So sorry to read about your grandmom… I send you a big virtual hug! <3

    Your little one looks adorable! 🙂 And that parfait looks delicious… if all no-fat food was like that I would constantly want to be on a diet!!!!! 😉

  30. claudia lamascolo

    Oh boy this post brought back memories, love this parfait, haven’t made one in years… looks great!

  31. spcookiequeen

    So glad I’m not the only one who didn’t know what a MILF is, lol. Love your parfait, actually I love anything you make, therefore I never have to worry about wearing a bathing suit.

  32. Charlie

    I love yogurt parfaits but never do much more than adding fruit and granola to yogurt! Yours definitely takes more effort than that but it looks so, so good! I might have to take more time making my yogurt parfaits ;).

  33. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    I would have “forgotten” my bathing suit too, lol. I love my fruit and yogurt but I like my chocolate too! I need to remind myself that summer really is here, can’t hide out for much longer!

  34. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    LOL on milf..I had to google it and I got vision now hahaha
    Ohh I don’t think that you have anything to worry about, you look awesome..
    I am going to pool where there are mom’s with 3-5 kids, and elderly women:))) so I am good to go!:)))

    Your parfait look amazing..what a wonderful flavors and pictures are just stunning..Ana look as always adorable!!!

  35. Lori

    Fabulous parfait!The cherries are so perfect right now for this!! Yum!! Sweet photo of your little one in the pool!

  36. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    Is it bad that I have absolutely no idea what a MILF is???

    I am sorry about your grandmother, though how wonderful that you had so much time with her and were able to build the memories you will cherish forever.

    That parfait is the kind of thing I’d get all over my face trying to lick all the way down to the bottom of the jar. I’d better take mine in a big, wide bowl, ok?

  37. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I am sure she is looking down and smiling at you. 🙂 This parfait looks just perfect for a morning breakfast. Just adore cherries!

  38. Chef Dennis

    You are too funny my friend! I thought after you said you forgot your suit you were going to tell us you went skinny dipping!!
    What a wonderful treat, I do love yogurt parfaits and I am starting to see local cherries what a perfect way to enjoy them!
    Hope your week is going well

  39. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    I love fruit and yogurt parfaits! I often have one for breakfast! They are the perfect combination of healthy, crunchy, creamy and tasty!

  40. Amy

    Kate this sounds amazing! I am loving the combination you have chosen with the creamy yogurt, tart sweet cherries and crunchy granola! This has all the textures and flavors anyone could ask for!

  41. Firefly

    I love your delicious parfait 🙂 perfect combo I love anything with cherries 🙂 Glad you had fun at the pool with your family 🙂

  42. Dana Salvo

    Will you be my mom? lol This looks so good and so healthy! Perhaps I should start eating more things like this eh? I have to break out my moo moo oops I mean my bathing suit next week! Going on vacation with my son. :::gulp:::

  43. Kimmy @ Lighter and Local

    Mmm. This looks positively refreshing! I’ve been craving a good yogurt/fruit/granola parfait. This looks just perfect!

  44. Carla Meine

    I think yogurt parfaits are my favorite snack. It’s not even about being healthy I just really like them. This one looks great.

  45. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    You got a big smile from me. Darn those MILFs! At least we know they don’t eat as well as we do!

    The parfait looks lovely!

  46. Steph@stephsbitebybite

    LOL! This post made me laugh!! Funny how the “summer body reveal” kinda sneaks up on us :/ but hey, who really cares, when you get to eat things like this!

  47. Laurie@Food is Love

    Absolutely love it!
    And do you know what the MILFs thought about you??? Bet they were pretty intimidated by your beautiful family!!! 🙂

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