Camping Recipe: Berry Yogurt Parfait

Jul 2, 2013 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Breakfast Recipes, Camping Recipes, Recipes
Camping Berry Yogurt Parfait

Camping Berry Yogurt Parfait

Tired of the same old high protein, high calorie, and high fat breakfasts so typical of campground cuisine?  Try this light and healthy, anti-oxidant kicked parfait instead.  I recently made this treat for breakfast on a camp out with some friends, and we all loved it.  We used store-bought fresh blueberries, but if huckleberries and/or wild blueberries are in season during your camp out, make sure to use them for an even tastier treat!

Of equal importance to using good berries is using good granola.  I went to Winco and tasted their 9 different granolas to get the right one.  I wanted a low-fat basic flavored granola, with a bit of cinnamon, and not too much sugar.  Winco’s Low Fat Apple Cinnamon Granola was the perfect fit.  I recommend it, but use whatever granola you prefer.

Also, sticking with the healthy theme, we thought it would be great to use a high quality natural yogurt product.  We used Nancy’s Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt.  And while Nancy’s does make a great yogurt product for many uses, we found that it was far to tart and not nearly sweet enough for our parfaits.  It didn’t have a very strong vanilla flavor either.  I recommend using Tillamook’s Lowfat Vanilla Bean Yogurt instead.  It provides the sweetness Nancy’s lacked, and has a bold assertive vanilla flavor that really brings these parfaits together.

Ingredients to Make Berry Yogurt Campfire Parfaits

  • 32 ounces Lowfat Vanilla Bean Yogurt
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries or wild huckleberries/blueberries
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 4 cups low-fat apple cinnamon granola
  • Zest of a small orange (optional)

How to Make Berry Yogurt Parfaits While Camping

In each of 4 bowls, place 8 ounces (1 cup) of vanilla bean yogurt.  Top with 1 cup each of strawberries slices, fresh blueberries, and granola.  Garnish with orange zest.  Eat with a spoon, and enjoy your nature filled day.

Serves 4

Recipe by Jothan Yeager May 2013

 

The Bald Gourmet’s healthy camping Berry Yogurt Parfaits are delicious and energy packed for a fun-filled day in the woods.

 

Camping Recipe: Berry Yogurt Parfait
 
Tired of the same old high protein, high calorie, and high fat breakfasts so typical of campground cuisine? Try this light and healthy, anti-oxidant kicked parfait instead.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Camping
Servings: 4

Ingredients
  • 32 ounces Lowfat Vanilla Bean Yogurt
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries or wild huckleberries/blueberries
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 4 cups low-fat apple cinnamon granola
  • Zest of a small orange (optional)

Instructions
  1. In each of 4 bowls, place 8 ounces (1 cup) of vanilla bean yogurt.
  2. Top with 1 cup each of strawberries slices, fresh blueberries, and granola.
  3. Garnish with orange zest.
  4. Eat with a spoon, and enjoy your nature filled day.

Notes
I recommend using Tillamook’s Lowfat Vanilla Bean Yogurt for this recipe. We first made it with Nancy’s Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt. And while Nancy’s does make a great yogurt product for many uses, we found that it was far too tart and not nearly sweet enough for our parfaits. Nancy’s also lacked the bold assertive vanilla flavor that really brings these parfaits together.

2 Comments + Add Comment

  • I have been making these many mornings since berries came in season this year. I have another version I make when I need to make for a crowd and I want to reduce the expense. You make a yogurt and uncooked oatmeal mix the night before with apples, raisins, and brown sugar. Then layer with berries. Really good and hearty as well!

    • Mmmmm…..that sounds tasty!

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