Strawberry Thyme Granola Breakfast Parfait


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(Note: this post was originally published on July 1, 2020. It has since been updated with a few tweaks.)

A Breakfast Parfait for Summer

Are you looking for a breakfast that can impress, yet one that is still nourishing and easy to put together? These pretty strawberry parfaits are just the thing when you're in need of a healthy, light, and beautiful breakfast. Make them next time you host guests, or just as a special treat for yourself.

There's really nothing better than a summery and colorful strawberry breakfast recipe. These parfaits are fun and beautiful, but they're also nutritious and friendly for virtually any diet. They're easy to put together, infinitely customizable, and can make use of any fruit that's in season. I absolutely love the combination of creamy yogurt, juicy berries, and crunchy granola.

The real magic here, however, is the addition of fresh thyme. It makes this breakfast parfait fragrant, unique, and special, with a subtle savory twist.

Beautiful breakfast parfait with layers of yogurt, granola, and strawberries

A Very Special Granola

I'm very happy to be bringing you this recipe in collaboration with True North Granola. This is actually our second recipe together, so if you haven't yet seen these Granola Almond Butter Adventure Cookies, take a look. I used their Granola Blues in this strawberry parfait because it's perfect with the berry theme, but any one of their granola flavors would be lovely in this recipe.

This is a very special collaboration for me because True North Granola is from my hometown: Brattleboro, Vermont. I remember being amazed by their products when they first appeared at the farmers' market many years ago. Now, thanks to online sales, their products are available anywhere. I can't wait for you to try them.

Strawberry parfait with yogurt and granola, shown with a bag of granola

Breakfast Parfait Variations

A parfait like this is tremendously versatile. If you have all the ingredients on-hand, it's a fast and portable breakfast for everyday. You can easily tweak the ingredients and ratios to fit your preferences. You could even layer it into a mason jar and take it on the go. Feel free to use different berries (or a mix of several types) and/or to use mint or basil instead of thyme.

You can also tweak this strawberry breakfast recipe to suit virtually any diet. To make a lower-sugar version, use an unsweetened yogurt and omit the maple syrup. To make a vegan version, choose plant-based yogurt and plant-based granola.

This parfait particularly excels when entertaining. These beauties would be such an easy, nutritious, and flexible meal for guests. You could even set up a make-your-own strawberry parfait table at a brunch party, or assemble mini parfaits in shot glasses.

Summer breakfast parfait with berries and fresh thyme

Ingredients and Substitutions

Here's what you'll need for this strawberry breakfast recipe, as well as some thoughts, tips, and possible substitutions. If you make any substitutions, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.

  • Strawberries. This would also work great with any other berries, so use what's in season or mix a few types together.
  • Maple syrup. Feel free to omit this if you want to minimize sugar.
  • Fresh thyme. Mint or basil would also be great.
  • Salt
  • Yogurt. As desired, choose a plant-based yogurt for a vegan version and/or an unsweetened yogurt to minimize sugar.
  • Granola. I designed this strawberry parfait to work with True North's Granola Blues in order to celebrate berries in all their glory. Their First Date Granola is a wonderful option if you want a granola that is vegan, gluten-free, and fruit-sweetened.

Healthy strawberry, yogurt, and granola parfait for summer breakfast

Closing Thoughts

Whether you're hosting a summer brunch party, need an easy meal on-the-go, or are just looking for a special seasonal treat, this breakfast parfait is a great option. I always love to have recipes like this in my back pocket; ones in which I can easily change up the ingredients, size, and style to fit the occasion.

Don't these strawberry parfaits feel so summery and light? Having one of these, layered beautifully in a tall glass, maybe with some homegrown berries and herbs, while sitting outside on the deck... wow, that sounds like summer morning perfection!

Healthy breakfast pafait with layers of colorful strawberries, vanilla yogurt, and granola

Share It!

It makes me so happy to hear from you and see your creations! Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this recipe. If you post a photo on Instagram, hashtag #TheRogueBrusselSprout and tag me (@TheRogueBrusselSprout) in the post text so that I'm sure to see it.

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Disclosure: This recipe has been developed through a paid partnership with True North Granola. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Rogue Brussel Sprout running.

Strawberry Thyme Granola Breakfast Parfait

This delightfully summery (and easy!) breakfast parfait combines sweet strawberries, fragrant thyme, and crunchy granola for an unforgettable morning treat.



  • 4-6 strawberries
  • 1-2 tsp of maple syrup
  • Few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0.5 c vanilla or plain yogurt of choice
  • 0.25 c True North Granola Blues
  • Optional edible flowers or additional thyme for garnish


  1. Cut the strawberries into bite-sized cubes. Toss them with a dash of maple syrup, the leaves of a few sprigs of thyme, and a pinch or two of salt.
  2. To assemble, layer the parfait ingredients into a serving glass as desired. Garnish with edible flowers and/or a sprig of thyme, then serve immediately.

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July 1, 2020
I always buy True North products at the Coop. This is a great way to dress up dessert!