Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, One Pot Dish, Snack, Vegetarian

Going Bananas for Banana Parfaits


Who said you need to buy sweetened yogurt when you can make your own, even better, Banana Walnut Parfait? Flavored yogurt tends to have as much as 25 g of sugar PER SERVING.Don’t believe me? Check out Yogurt With More Sugar Than a Twinkie via Huffington Post. A delicious snack, light breakfast or dessert, this parfait has less added sugar using plain Greek yogurt as a base, adding only a pinch of agave nectar and plays off of the banana’s natural sweetness.

Ingredients (serves 1).

  • 1/2 c non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 to 1 t agave nectar
  • 10 banana slices (about 1/2 medium banana)
  • 2 T chopped walnuts
  • 1 t unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon sugar


  1. In a small bowl or cup, add 1/4 c of yogurt. Top with 1/4 to 1/2 t of agave (0r another sweetener),  5 banana slices, 1 T chopped walnuts and 1/2 t coconut flakes. Dust with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Repeat for the next layer.
  3. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

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