Yogurt and Granola Parfait Breakfast Board Ideas: perfect for entertaining, yogurt charcuterie board with fresh fruit, dried fruit, and more.
This breakfast charcuterie board filled with items to make a yogurt and granola parfait is perfect for entertaining. Filled with lots of healthy options, your guests will love choosing their favourites. We’ve set ours up as a breakfast board, but you could also use the same idea to create a yogurt parfait bar and use small bowls instead of one large board.
This delicious breakfast is perfect for any special occasion. It would make a great addition to any brunch especially when entertaining for a bridal shower, a baby shower, or during the holiday season. We set ours up as part of a Mother’s Day brunch. It’s a great healthy breakfast option for guests. It would also be great served alongside other options, like traditional hot foods. It’s a great way for guests to get started while other food is still cooking.
Yogurt Charcuterie Board Items:
- vanilla yogurt
- homemade granola
- peanut butter
- chocolate chips
- coconut chips
- dried mango
- dried apricots
- dried pineapple
- dried strawberries
- edible flowers
Start with a large wooden board or serving tray. I used one that’s a lazy susan, so it’s great for guests to rotate easily because it spins and then they can easily reach anything they like. Choose a serving board that’s big enough for your number of guests, you want your board to look nice and full with no empty spaces for visual appeal, so a smaller board works well for less people.
Place the larger items on your board first. We started with our yogurt. For our board we used a vanilla yogurt. It’s a great basic option, which everyone generally likes. Plain Greek yogurt is a great option too, just be sure include some sweeteners like honey or maple syrup on the board for a little added sugar for anyone with a sweet tooth. Greek yogurt parfaits are a favourite with many. You could also offer a variety of yogurts for a larger board. We used a mason jar for our yogurt. Any glass jar or small mason jars will work well for any type of yogurt.
We used our homemade granola -you can find the recipe here. It’s a favourite of ours and one that you can customize with whichever nuts you like best. We used walnuts, almonds, and pecans. Or go nut free and add your nuts to the board so that your guests can choose whichever they prefer.
If you don’t have time to make homemade granola, you can for sure use one of your favourite crunchy granola kinds from grocery stores, or even use a few different varieties of granola. Be sure to include the granola because crunchy toppings add so much to your yogurt parfait board.
I placed the granola front and centre on our breakfast board, then it was time to add lots of different toppings all around it.
Let’s start with the honey and peanut butter. Honey is a great addition for anyone who wants a little added sweetness, especially if you’re using a plain yogurt. We served ours in a small bowl with a dipper perfect for adding a drizzle of honey. Some maple syrup is another great natural sweetener option too.
We also included a small bowl of peanut butter. Any nut butters are a great addition, or different chopped nuts are great to include too.
We also had to include some chocolate chips for our chocolate lovers. We went with regular semi-sweet, but for a larger board you could offer a few different options like milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips.
On one side of our board we offered lots of colorful fresh fruit options. I went with fresh berries, but any seasonal fruit like orange slices, bananas, or pineapples would be great too. We used some strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and fresh blueberries.
On the other side of our board we included lots of dried fruit. Top tip, put these altogether on the board, so that they stay nice and dry and don’t end up mushy because they’re beside something wet. On our board we included dried mango, coconut chips, dried strawberries, dried apricots, and dried pineapple. Raisins would have been a great addition too.
To take our brunch charcuterie board to the next level, once all the granola and yogurt toppings were on the grazing board, I went the extra mile and added in some edible flowers just for a little bit more color. I used flowers from my own garden, so I know they’re grown without pesticides. If you’re using your own flowers be sure to check and make sure they’re edible because all flowers are not. Some are toxic -so a word of caution. You can also look for edible flowers at the grocery store or farmers market. They really such a beautiful addition to our brunch board. We used some pansies, English daisies, and forget me nots, and I think they’re my favourite detail and great focal points.
The best part about this granola and yogurt charcuterie board is that guests can serve themselves, can create their own parfait cups that suit their own tastes. It’s definitely a crowd favorite. Everyone loves making their own parfaits. It’s also a perfect way for guests to serve themselves while you’re finishing up other aspects of the brunch, or busy with other party details. It would a great idea to use as a starter to the meal also.
With so much delicious food, our granola and yogurt charcuterie board really makes life a party!
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