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This easy, healthy Greek Yogurt Parfait is made with a delicious twist!  Greek yogurt is paired with scrumptious bananas foster and a nourishing cinnamon flax nut streusel topping. Make it for a protein & fiber packed breakfast or afternoon snack!

You know you have a good thing going when your son is still loving the same breakfast-like this Greek Yogurt Parfait, Bananas Foster Style-almost 10 years later.

I first created and posted this yummy Greek Yogurt Parfait, Bananas Foster Style, for the Recipe Redux theme “Fresh Starts” in January 2012.

Overhead shot of a Greek Yogurt Parfait topped with bananas foster, nuts, and flaxmeal.

The original concept for this dish comes from my sweet SiSi, lover of brown sugar, butter, and bananas. And, really, who’s to argue with that? But I wanted to healthify the recipe a little, enter this more nutritious, but equally delicious Greek Yogurt Parfait topped with decadent caramelized bananas and a high fiber streusel topping.

Is Greek Yogurt Parfait healthy?

This yummy version certainly is! Not only is it rich in calcium from the yogurt, it’s also provides 15 grams of protein, 7 grams of plant based fiber, and heart healthy unsaturated fats. And, at 365 calories per serving, it’s a light, yet satisfying breakfast or snack.

Check out the ingredient list below, plus options to make a low FODMAP or vegan Greek Yogurt Parfait.

Ingredients & Simple Swaps

Ingredients for Greek Yogurt parfait, including Greek yogurt, nuts, flaxseed meal, vegan butter, bananas, and cinnamon.
  • Greek Yogurt: I used unsweetened, organic nonfat Greek yogurt, but you can use low fat or full fat as well. Be sure to choose unsweetened Greek yogurt though, as the bananas provide natural sweetness, along with a drizzle of maple syrup. Following a low FODMAP diet? Choose lactose free yogurt like Green Valley Creamery or Siggi’s. Choose your favorite plant based yogurt for a vegan option.
  • Nuts: I’ve made this Greek Yogurt Parfait with pecans and walnuts. Both are equally delicious. Or, choose any yummy variety of nuts you like.
  • Ground Flaxseed: This provides a boost of fiber, omega-3’s and lignans-a type of phytoestrogen that may have a role in decreasing breast cancer risk. (Reference)
  • Vegan Butter: I’ve made this recipe with butter, coconut oil, and my current version using organic Earth Balance vegan spread.
  • Bananas: A good source of potassium and vitamin B6. Choose greener bananas for a low FODMAP version and source of microbiome friendly resistant starch.
  • Cinnamon & Maple Syrup: Both add a hint of sweetness. And, cinnamon can help lower blood sugar levels.

See how easy it is to make your own Greek Yogurt Parfait!

Check out this fun YouTube video to see how easy it is to make your own yummy Greek Yogurt Parfait, Bananas Foster Style!

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Overhead shot of a Greek Yogurt Parfait topped with bananas foster, nuts, and flaxmeal.

Greek Yogurt Parfait, Bananas Foster Style

A healthier twist on the traditional version, yet equally delicious, this recipe for Bananas Foster with Cinnamon Streusel Topping and Greek Yogurt, is a delicious way to start the day or enjoy as an afternoon snack!
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Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, or any nuts of choice
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vegan spread, i.e. Earth Balance
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced in to 1/4 inch rounds
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • For Streusel: Combine walnuts, flax meal, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in food processor. Pulse ingredients together until walnuts are very finely chopped. Set aside. {Note: You can make a large batch of this ahead of time and store it in the fridge.}
  • For Bananas: Heat coconut oil in sauté pan then add sliced bananas and cook on medium heat for approximately 1 minute. Sprinkle bananas with remaining cinnamon and brown sugar, then reduce heat to low and cook for approximately one more minute, or until bananas are nice and caramelized.
  • For each serving, place 1/2 cup Greek yogurt in a cup or bowl, then top with bananas and cinnamon streusel mixture.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Low FODMAP Option:

Use green bananas and lactose free yogurt.

Vegan Option:

Use plant based yogurt.

Ingredient Suggestions & Swaps:

  • Greek Yogurt: I used unsweetened, organic nonfat Greek yogurt, but you can use low fat or full fat as well. Be sure to choose unsweetened Greek yogurt though, as the bananas provide natural sweetness, along with a drizzle of maple syrup.
  • Nuts: I’ve made this with pecans and walnuts. Both are equally delicious. Or, choose any yummy variety of nuts you like.
  • Vegan Butter: I’ve made this recipe with butter, coconut oil, and my current version using organic Earth Balance vegan spread.
  • Maple Syrup: can be swapped with honey.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low FODMAP Option, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegan Option, Vegetarian
Keyword bananas foster, breakfast parfait
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