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Delicious Banana Parfait Recipes for Breakfast or Dessert


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6 Elegant Ripe Banana Parfait Recipes!

For breakfast or dessert, these recipes are ideal. Delicious and healthy, they are easy to prepare. Ripe bananas, yogurt, granola, and nuts – layers of flavor and texture. Customize to your tastes and dietary needs. Pro tip: top with whipped cream or chocolate sauce – an extra indulgent treat!

Banana Parfaits for Breakfast

Banana Parfaits – yum! A nutritious breakfast. Quick snack? Slow and leisurely? Got you covered. Here are six tasty options. Let’s explore!

Delicious and healthy recipes – here we go!

Elegant Ripe Banana Parfait Recipes for 6 Perfect Breakfasts or Desserts
Elegant Ripe Banana Parfait Recipes for 6 Perfect Breakfasts or Desserts

Classic Banana and Yogurt Parfait

This tasty and nutritious Banana and Yogurt Parfait recipe is perfect for busy mornings or a yummy dessert! Here’s how to make it:


  • – 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • – 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • – ½ cup granola
  • – ¼ cup honey
  • – 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • – ¼ cup sliced almonds (optional)


  1. Mix Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  2. Layer the sliced bananas and granola in a glass or mason jar.
  3. Spoon the yogurt mixture over the banana and granola.
  4. Repeat layering process until all ingredients are used.
  5. Top parfait with sliced almonds (optional).

Pro Tip: Mix and match different fruits and toppings to customize your parfait!

Nutty Banana Parfait

The Nutty Banana Parfait is an exquisite dessert. Perfect for breakfast too! Here’s a recipe to make six servings.


  • 2 mashed, ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of whipped cream
  • 1 cup granola
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • 6 parfait glasses


  1. In a little bowl, mix mashed bananas and half the cream.
  2. In another bowl, mix the granola and nuts.
  3. Layer the banana mixture in each parfait glass.
  4. Top with granola.
  5. Repeat the layers and finish with cream.
  6. Garnish with extra nuts or fruit.
  7. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

This scrumptious banana parfait is ideal for special occasions or for a sweet beginning to the day. Pro Tip: Try different kinds of nuts or add honey or chocolate sauce for a sweeter delight.

Chocolate Banana Parfait


Chocolate Banana Parfait – a yummy breakfast or dessert! Here’s how to make it:

  1. Slice a ripe banana.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together vanilla yogurt, cocoa powder and honey until smooth.
  3. Layer the chocolate yogurt mix and sliced bananas in a glass or jar – alternating.
  4. Top with a dollop of cream and sprinkle of cocoa powder or chocolate chips.
  5. Serve chilled.

Pro Tip: Try different flavored yogurts or add nuts or granola for extra flavor and texture.

Banana Parfaits for Dessert

Banana parfaits? Yum! Making them is a cinch. Grab some ripe bananas, yogurt, plus a few extras. Presto! You’ve got yourself a yummy and fancy dessert in minutes.

Let’s check out some recipes. Perfect for breakfast or dessert – you can’t go wrong with a banana parfait!

Tropical Banana Coconut Parfait
Tropical Banana Coconut Parfait

Tropical Banana Coconut Parfait

Tropical Banana Coconut Parfait is an easy-to-make dessert! To make it, you need:

  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (toasted)
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (optional)

Mix the coconut yogurt with honey/maple syrup. Peel and slice the bananas. Layer the ingredients in a parfait glass or jar. Repeat until the top is reached. Finish with a sprinkle of toasted coconut. Chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

Pro Tip: Add granola for added crunch!

Peanut Butter and Banana Parfait

Treat yourself with a delightful Peanut Butter and Banana Parfait! It’s simple to make, and lovely for breakfast or any time. Here’s how to prepare it:


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts


  1. Mix Greek yogurt and honey in a bowl.
  2. Cut bananas into thin slices.
  3. Mix peanut butter and rolled oats in another bowl.
  4. Arrange bananas, peanut butter mix, and yogurt mix in a parfait glass or mason jar.
  5. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top and serve.

Pro tip: You can also add some chocolate chips or granola for extra flavor and texture. Enjoy!

Caramelized Banana and Pecan Parfait

Treat yourself to an indulgent Caramelized Banana and Pecan Parfait! It’s a scrumptious dessert that can also make a delicious breakfast. Here’s the recipe for six servings:


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups vanilla yogurt


  1. Slice the bananas and caramelize them in a skillet with butter and brown sugar until golden brown.
  2. Toast the chopped pecans in a separate pan until fragrant.
  3. Layer the caramelized bananas, vanilla yogurt, and toasted pecans in a parfait glass. Repeat the layering process until the glass is full.
  4. Top with a few spoonfuls of caramelized banana and toasted pecans.
  5. For an extra decadent dessert, drizzle caramel or chocolate sauce on top.
  6. Enjoy!

So why not treat yourself and whip up some of these delicious parfaits today?

Tips and Tricks for Preparing Banana Parfaits

Create the perfect start or finish to your day with delicious banana parfaits! Just a few ingredients are needed to make this breakfast or dessert. Here are some tips to make them even more attractive and tasty:

  • Add layers of flavor
  • Use crunchy toppings
  • Don’t forget to garnish!

With these tricks, you can create a yummy banana parfait that will leave you wanting more. Enjoy your perfect banana parfait creation!

Selecting the Perfect Bananas

Selecting the perfect bananas is essential for 6 delicious breakfasts or desserts. Here’s how to choose the ideal bananas for your parfait recipe:

  • Look for yellow skin with no soft spots or bruises. Don’t worry if there are a few brown spots – this normally means the bananas are ripe.
  • Press the tip of the banana gently. It should yield slightly if the bananas are ripe.
  • If you’re not using them soon, buy slightly green bananas. Keep at room temperature to speed up ripening or in the fridge to slow it down.

Remember, perfectly ripe bananas will make your parfait look and taste great and offer more nutrition.

Preparing Banana Slices for Parfaits

Making banana slices for parfaits is super easy! Here are some top tips to consider:

  • Use ripe bananas. They are easier to cut and mash, have a sweeter taste and make the parfait extra creamy.
  • Slice them thinly. This looks better in parfait glasses and creates more visual layers.
  • Sprinkle lemon juice on the slices. This adds acidity and stops them from browning.
  • Mash a banana and add it to the yogurt. Gives the yogurt a creamy texture.
  • Layer the parfait. Start with yogurt or whipped cream, then a layer of banana slices, repeat until you reach the top.
  • To finish, add granola, nuts or whipped cream. This adds crunchy texture or flavour.
  • Pro Tip: Use a piping bag to pipe the whipped cream on top for a fancy presentation.

Choosing Parfait Glasses and Layering Techniques

For a stylish banana parfait, the right glasses and layering are key! Here are tips for selecting the perfect parfait glasses:

  • Go for glasses with a slim base and wider opening – perfect for layering and scooping.
  • Clear glass is best to show off the layers.
  • Choose glasses that hold at least 8 oz.

When layering, follow these steps:

  1. Start with crushed cookies or granola.
  2. Then add sliced or mashed bananas.
  3. Follow with flavored yogurt or pudding.
  4. Repeat until the glass is full.
  5. Top it off with whipped cream or fresh fruit.

Plus – chill the glasses before adding the layers for a cool and refreshing parfait!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are some elegant ripe banana parfait recipes that can be used for both breakfast and dessert?
A: Some delicious and easy ripe banana parfait recipes include banana cream pie parfait, banana pudding parfait, and banana split parfait.

Q: Can homemade whipped cream be used in these parfait recipes?
A: Yes, homemade whipped cream can be used in place of store-bought whipped cream for a fresher and more natural taste.

Q: Can these parfait recipes be made ahead of time?
A: Yes, these parfait recipes can be made a few hours ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Q: Are these parfait recipes healthy?
A: These recipes can be made healthier by using low-fat or non-fat yogurt, reducing the amount of sugar, and adding fresh fruits and nuts for added nutrition.

Q: How long do these parfait recipes keep in the refrigerator?
A: These recipes can keep in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days if they are stored in an airtight container.

Q: Can I use other fruits instead of bananas in these parfait recipes?
A: Yes, you can substitute other fruits for bananas such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and mangoes.

Isabella Johnson
Isabella Johnson

Hello! I'm Izzy, a passionate pastry chef, food photographer, and lover of all things sweet. When I'm not painting or salsa dancing, you can catch me whipping up decadent desserts or capturing mouthwatering pastries on camera. Let's indulge our sweet tooth together and explore the delightful world of baked treats!