Add a little fun to your usual breakfast, with these fall-flavored granola parfaits! They whip up in less than 10 minutes and are layered with crunchy granola, caramelized apples, and smooth vanilla yogurt.
We’re going parfait-cray today. YAY.
And well, Friday seems as good a time as any to break out the caramel-y apple goodness, no?
But for your *ahem* convenience, I threw granola into the mix. And yogurt so these parfaits could qualify as health food.
Which, they really really are.
Cross my heart, hope to die. Push a parfait in my eye.
So y’all know KIND Snacks right? Well, the lovely folks over at KIND were super “kind” enough to send me two huge bags of their popular Maple Quinoa Clusters and asked me if I could create a breakfast parfait recipe using their granola.
Well, they didn’t have to ask me twice! I love how healthy all of their snack products are and really love the awesome causes their company stands stands for. Once a month every month, they donate $10,000 to a different cause!
And O-M-G, you guys. That granola is literally so good I’ve just been eating it straight outta the bag with ZE-RO shame.
And in my parfaits, obv which have sneakily worked themselves into my regular breakfast-rotation. Kinda cause they’re they’re so. dang. amazing and so. dang. easy.
I mean, we could totally just layer this granola with vanilla yogurt and call it done, but you know me: I went a step further and added some caramel-y goodness..
I mean, it IS still fall! And my apple-side is still speaking (read: screaming) EAT ALL THE CARAMELIZED APPLES.
The caramelized apples, guys. They’re a total game-changer.
Combing the soft, tender apples with granola and vanilla yogurt pretty much fools your tastebuds and almost reminds me of an apple crisp. (!!!)
Uh-huh. Apple crisp healthified, in a jar, and for breakfast. *cue faceplanting*
These parfaits are SO stinking easy it’s literally impossible to mess them up. If you’ve got 10 minutes and if you can slice up some apples, turn on a burner, or spoon yogurt into a glass, you can definitely make these parfaits.
And I sincerely hope all of you know how to do those things, because I would NOT want you to miss out on these.
Your weekend breakfast would be unbelievably lonely and parfait-less. *sad face*
TIP: Little cooks (i.e. kids) LOVE to help assemble these parfaits. I’ll usually caramelize up the apples myself, and then let the kiddos go to town layering the yogurt, granola, and apples in their own parfait glasses.
Theeeeen, it’s kinda fun to watch them faceplant into their creations.
I’ve obviously taught them very well. 😀
Guys, it’s quite possible that I may not be able to ever go back to cornflakes for breakfast again.
But you know what? I’m okay with that. 🙂
Caramelized Apple Granola Breakfast Parfaits
- CARAMELIZED APPLES:
- 3 large apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups vanilla yogurt
- 2 cups maple quinoa granola or granola of your choice
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, saute apples in butter, syrup, and cinnamon. Stir occasionally until apples are caramelized and tender, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Assemble the parfaits: Between 4 parfait glasses, layer half of yogurt, half of caramelized apples and half of granola. Repeat layers, ending with granola on top. Serve parfaits immediately.
This post was a review for KIND Snacks and I have not been compensated to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Sarah, you’re pictures are so gorgeous! This is totally like the best breakfast or snack ever! I love the caramelized apples in here. Such a great touch, especially with all of that yummy granola. Pinned!
Aww Gayle you are totally the sweetest. 🙂 Thanks so much, girly! Happy weekend!
Olivia - Primavera Kitchen says
I’ve never had maple quinoa granola, but it sounds so delicious! I should try it.
Love the little jars too 😉
Thanks Olivia! It’s totally my new favorite kind of granola and I’d highly recommend it. 😉
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Parfait-cray . . love it!! 🙂 I want to eat my breakfast like this everyday!!! love the caramelized apples and love love love KIND snacks!!!
Thanks so much, girly! Weekend breakfast for you perhaps?! 🙂
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
These parfaits look amazing. Love your photos! Makes me want to grab an apple slice 😀
Thanks so much Cindy! Hope you have a great weekend. 😉
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I love Kind granola! And their granola bars too. This sounds like such a good breakfast Sarah! Have a good weekend friend : )
Thanks Natalie! You have a great weekend too, girl!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
These parfaits are just the cutest! I love Kind granola and the maple quinoa granola sounds amazing with the caramelized apples! I could seriously have this for breakfast every day!
Thank you Kelly! Have an awesome weekend, girly!
Oh man this looks delicious!! What a great recipe girl! 🙂 Nicely done! Gotta love seasonal eats like this!
Thanks so much Cailee! Seasonal eats are my personal favorite. 😀
I love parfaits and these look super awesome!! I would totally push one of these into my eye, haha!! I still struggle with breakfast ideas and I need these in my life! Today I grabbed some rice and threw some cinnamon in it and it was not so great. These look much, much better!
Yay for healthy, fast, AND delish breakfasts right?! Just can’t beat ’em. Thanks so much Izzy! Happy weekend, friend. 😀
Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says
now this is how i want to wake up in the am!
It definitely sets your day off on the right foot! 😉 Thanks Caralyn!
Mary Frances says
Eye, face, it’s all the same 🙂 And seriously, I’m not complaining how it gets to me, I want these! Caramelized apples … WOW … paired with crunchy granola is my kind of breakfast. Pinning!
Hahaha! You always make me laugh, Mary Frances—thanks so much girl! There’s still a little bit of the weekend left so you totally have time left to make these! 😀
Manali @ CookWithManali says
awesome! looks so yum now only I can have breakfast like this everyday, I will be one happy person 😀 beautiful pictures Sarah. Pinning this.
Thank you so much, Manali! Have a great rest of the weekend, friend!
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says
Gorgeous photos!! And those caramalized apple… I would love me this amazing granola parfaits… love it!!
Thanks so much, Arpita! You totally need to try these parfaits, girly! 🙂
I love KIND bars and granola — how awesome to receive two big bags and make a recipe out of it? And parfaits are the best! These look so delicious with the caramelized apples. Pinned!
Right?! I was pretty pumped–KIND is awesome! Thanks for pinning, Marcie! 😉
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
Who doesn’t love a parfait?! This looks fab and I love its Fall twist. Hope you’re having a great weekend. 🙂
Thanks Tina! Bring on the parfaits I say. 😉 Hope you had a good weekend too, girl!
I’m so glad you posted a breakfast recipe. With my kids having days off of school for the Holidays, I like to make a bigger deal of breakfast since they don’t have to rush off anywhere. Will have to try these parfaits. They look wonderful! I love KIND bars, but I’ve never tried those clusters. Will have to look for them!
I haven’t yet met a kid who could resist these parfaits, so I’m positive your kids would love them, Christin!
And yes, definitely try to find those quinoa clusters! They’re pretty amazing. 😀
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Yogurt parfaits are my favorite things for breakfast, but I usually use berries! The caramelized apples sounds like heaven – totally need to try this!!
I normally use berries too, Rachel! But those apples sitting on my counter were totally begging to be caramelized and thrown into the mix—sooo yeah, that happened. 😉 Thanks, girl!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
I would love some of that for breakfast! Perfection!
I would totally send some your way, girl! 😉 Hope you had a great weekend!
Karla - The Candid Kitchen says
Lovely idea for a sunday breakfast with friends. And the jars look so pretty 🙂
Thanks so much Karla! 🙂
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
Mmmm your caramelized apples look delicious! This is such a perfect fall breakfast.. so comforting 🙂
Thanks Jess! The caramelized apples were totally my favorite part. 😀