Grab and Go Make Ahead Breakfast Parfaits

Make Ahead Breakfast ParfaitsWith school starting soon (or has already started for some of us), things are already feeling a little crazy running kids here or there. Am I right? Mornings are starting sooner, which means breakfasts are often rushed or skipped for some of us. I know I am completely guilty of rushed mornings and unless I am grabbing something that is pre-made or takes less than 5-seconds to prepare, I will often just skip breakfast (anyone else guilty of this?). Since I have been making these make ahead breakfast parfaits I am finding that I am skipping breakfast MUCH less. They are so easy to make ahead of time and so convenient to grab and eat when trying to get out the door. They are super convenient to take in the car, too.. not while driving of course, but think sitting in the drive-up window at the bank or waiting for carpool kids. I have also sent my husband to work with these several times as he gets up early and will often skip breakfast as well (I know, we are terrible). He will take one of these and eat it at his desk at work. Everything is disposable so he can just throw it all away and not worry about having dirty dishes at his desk all day. The pros far outweigh the cons here. And the make ahead part is ridiculously easy. I like to just line everything up on the counter and do the assembly line thing. Kids can help too! If you want to go all out and send them to school with the kiddos, just use a Tupperware cup with a good, strong lid that screws on so you don’t have any backpack fiascoes. For the granola- any type will work. I like THIS recipe the best but the boxed cereal kind works great too.

Grab and Go Make Ahead Breakfast Parfaits

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  • 32 oz plain or vanilla yogurt (Greek yogurt works great)
  • 2 lb. mixed berries of your choice (I like strawberries, raspberries, and/or blueberries)
  • 4-5 c. granola ( This Vanilla Granola is my favorite)


  • Layer 1/4 - 1/3 c. berries in the bottom of each cup. Next spoon about 1/4 - 1/3 c. of yogurt on top of the berries. Continue layering until the cup is as full as you would like (with yogurt being the top layer). Fill a snack-sized ziploc bag with granola and seal (one for each cup). Cover each cup tightly with plastic wrap and seal with rubber band. Place (or tie on) a granola bag on each cup along with a plastic spoon (see picture above). Place in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Makes 5-7 to-go parfaits depending on size of cups.



  1. Cinderbelle says:

    I like to drain the yogurt overnight to get all the liquid out

    • Echo says:

      Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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