Matcha Almond Granola Parfait layers Icelandic Skyr and fresh fruit for a delicious breakfast or Fika treat!Jump to Recipe
Parfait-style desserts trace back to the late 1800’s in France. The word parfait translates as “perfect”. Who wouldn’t have thought that layers of frozen custard and fruit on a hot day were perfect? Americanized parfaits typically mean any combination of sweet layers, but yogurt parfaits have become especially popular over the years. This Matcha Almond Granola Parfait uses crunchy, nutty matcha granola and Icelandic Skyr. Skyr is an Icelandic cultured dairy product. It has the consistency of strained yogurt, but a milder flavor. Skyr has been a part of Icelandic cuisine for centuries and is now easily found in the yogurt section of most grocery stores. Inspired by Earth Day, I chose Siggi’s brand plant-based coconut blend Skyr. I have tried all of the plant-based flavors and they are DELICIOUS!
Assembling the Matcha Almond Granola Parfait:
First, make a batch of Matcha Almond Granola. This is my absolute favorite granola recipe as it is full of nutty crunch and matcha flavor with just a touch of sweetness, and is also grain and dairy-free.
Select a clear glass for the parfait. Wine glasses work especially well for the presentation. The adorable Dala horse glass below is from Hemslojd in Lindsborg, Kansas. Layer the skyr and granola with any sort of fresh fruit: berries, bananas, stone fruits, etc. Dried fruits also taste great! Make these parfaits in advance for breakfast the next morning, brunch, or a nutritious snack anytime.
Matcha Almond Granola Parfait
- Parfait or wine glasses
- 1 batch Matcha Almond Granola (see link below)
- 4 containers Siggi's plant-based skyr or other yogurt product
- Fresh fruit for layering (berries, bananas, peaches, mango, etc.)
- Create alternating layers of skyr, granola and fresh fruit to reach the top of each glass.
- Serve parfaits immediately or cover with plastic and serve within one day.