A Strawberry Parfait is a breakfast that tastes like dessert!

This fun and festive strawberry chocolate breakfast parfait is made with layers of either granola or chocolate muffins, homemade strawberry sauce, and yogurt.

Strawberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfait in glasses

This post has been sponsored by Garden Lites.

Fresh & Fruity Breakfast!

  • Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? Breakfast parfaits taste and look like little decadent desserts but have layers of nutritious berries and yogurt.
  • We add in chocolate flavor with either layer of chocolate granola or chocolate muffins (homemade or Garden Lites veggie-based muffins)!
  • No-cook, no-bake, and easy to make ahead of time!
  • No fancy parfait glasses? Use any clear cups or small mason jars to see the layers!

ingredients to make Strawberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfait

What’s in a Strawberry Parfait?

YOGURT: Vanilla Greek yogurt is thicker and firmer but your favorite yogurt can be used in this recipe. Get creative with other flavors of yogurt-like strawberry, banana, or mix and match them all!

STRAWBERRY SAUCE: Of course, you can use sliced berries but we love to make a quick strawberry sauce so it soaks into the yogurt and granola layers. Try any jewel-toned fruits like strawberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, and even rhubarb to create a signature sauce. Double up the sauce, it can be enjoyed on everything from ice cream to waffles.

FILLING: Layer with chocolate granola (or another granola variety) or chocolate muffins. If you’re looking for some extra nutrition, try veggie-based muffins like Garden Lites.

TOPPING: Whipped cream is always a treat but can be switched out for other tasty toppings like chocolate curls, candied pecans, and some fresh fruit.

making strawberry mixture for Strawberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfait

How to Make a Strawberry Parfait

  1. Prepare strawberry sauce per recipe below and allow to cool.
  2. Layer sliced strawberries on the bottom of 4 parfait cups.
  3. Add layers of granola or muffins, yogurt, and strawberry sauce.

Storing Parfaits

  • Make parfaits the night before and cover them with plastic wrap. Just before serving, top with whipped cream if desired.
  • Keep leftover strawberry parfaits covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Serve individually or scoop out leftovers and spread them in a casserole dish. Add fresh whipped cream and desired toppings and serve.

Breakfast or Dessert?

Did you make these Strawberry Parfaits? Leave us a comment and a rating below!

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Strawberry Chocolate Breakfast Parfait

A homemade strawberry sauce layered over Greek yogurt and chocolate muffin bits makes the perfect dessert or breakfast!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 parfaits


  • 1 cup chocolate granola or chocolate muffins
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
  • 4 tablespoons whipped topping optional

Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 pint strawberries divided
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Strawberry Sauce

  • Wash and chop strawberries into small pieces. Add honey, vanilla, and ⅔ of the chopped strawberries to a medium saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until juices are released and slightly thickened (about 12-15 minutes). Sauce will thicken more while cooling.
  • Stir in remaining strawberries and remove from heat. Cool completely.


  • Layer ¼ cup of fresh sliced strawberries on the bottom of each container.
  • If using muffins, cut them into cubes. Place a layer of granola or muffins on top of the strawberries.
  • Top with ¼ cup Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons strawberry sauce.
  • Repeat layers. Top with whipped topping if desired.


Any yogurt can be used.
Strawberries: Frozen berries work in this recipe. If preferred, the strawberry sauce can be replaced with sliced strawberries but we do prefer the saucy berries.
The berry sauce can be doubled if you'd like extra.
Depending on the shape of your jars, you may need a little bit more or less of each ingredient. 
Leftovers can be kept covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 2 days.
5 from 7 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 302 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Garden Lites. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. These are so beautiful! I love things like this. We have fruit and yogurt every night for dessert, but this would take it up a notch!

  2. Yes Strawberries and chocolate go together like PB&J for sure! I haven’t tried Garden Lights Muffins yet – you have done such a phenomenal job with these parfaits, i wanna head to walmrt now to pick some up!

  3. This looks so beautiful!! Maybe this is finally a way I can trick myself into eating breakfast. I can’t wait to try it!