Recipes and Cooking Tropical Fruit Breakfast Parfaits 4.2 (5) Homemade granola, coconut, honey, tropical fruit, and yogurt combine in these refreshing and sweet Tropical Fruit Breakfast Parfaits. If mangoes, kiwis, and papayas aren't available, try one of our variations flavored with peaches, berries, or cherry cheesecake. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 4 hrs Total Time: 4 hrs 40 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 4 cup regular rolled oats ⅓ cup shredded coconut ½ cup dry-roasted unsalted sunflower kernels ¼ cup honey 3 tablespoon canola oil 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar 2 ½ cup cubed tropical fruits, such as mangoes, kiwifruits, papayas, bananas, and/or pineapple 2 cup lime, coconut, or desired flavor yogurt Toasted shredded coconut (optional) Chopped macadamia nuts (optional) Directions For granola,* preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl combine oats, the 1/3 cup coconut, and the sunflower kernels. In a small bowl combine honey, oil, and brown sugar. Drizzle honey mixture over oat mixture. Stir until oats are coated. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring twice. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Spread granola onto prepared baking sheet; cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.** To make parfaits, place about 2 tablespoons of the cubed fruit in each of eight 6- to 8-ounce glasses. Add about 2 tablespoons of the yogurt to each glass. Add about 1 tablespoon of the granola to each glass. Repeat layers, but do not stir. If desired, top with toasted coconut and macadamia nuts. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 4 hours. Peach Breakfast Parfaits: Prepare granola as directed, except stir 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon into honey mixture. Assemble parfaits as directed, except substitute chopped, peeled peaches for the tropical fruits and use peach or honey-flavor Greek yogurt. If desired, garnish with sliced peaches and purchased glazed almonds or walnuts.Nutrition analysis per parfait: 188 calories, 6 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 7 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 14 g total sugar, 6% Vitamin A, 5% Vitamin C, 33 mg sodium, 9% calcium, 5% iron Berry Cheesecake Parfaits: Prepare granola as directed. For parfaits, substitute 1 1/2 cups mixed fresh berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or sliced strawberries) for the tropical fruit and omit yogurt. In a medium mixing bowl place 3 ounces (1/3 cup) creamy style Brie or Brie cheese, rind removed. Add 8 ounces softened cream cheese (1 cup), 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk to make desired consistency. Assemble as directed, substituting cheese mixture for yogurt and berries for tropical fruit. If desired, garnish with glazed almonds or walnuts.Nutrition analysis per parfait: 249 calories, 7 g protein, 21 g carbohydrate, 16 g total fat (8 g sat. fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 9 g total sugar, 9% Vitamin A, 15% Vitamin C, 161 mg sodium, 6% calcium, 6% iron Almond-Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits: Prepare granola as directed. For parfaits, substitute 1 1/2 cups pitted fresh sweet cherries for the tropical fruit and omit yogurt. Place 3 ounces (1/3 cup) creamy-style Brie or Brie cheese, rind removed. In a medium mixing bowl add 8 ounces softened cream cheese (1 cup), 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk to make desired consistency. Assemble as directed substituting cheese mixture for yogurt and cherries for tropical fruit. If desired, garnish with glazed almonds.Nutrition analysis per parfait: 255 calories, 7 g protein, 23 g carbohydrate, 16 g total fat (8 g sat. fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 11 g total sugar, 9% Vitamin A, 3% Vitamin C, 161 mg sodium, 6% calcium, 6% iron *Tip: If you don't have time to make the granola, substitute your favorite healthful purchased granola. **Tip: You will have more granola than you need to make the parfaits. Use the extra as a topping for ice cream or pudding. Or to add crunch to salads or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 173 Calories 4g Fat 29g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 173 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 3mg 1% Sodium 44mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 29g 11% Total Sugars 17g Protein 6g Vitamin C 25.3mg 127% Calcium 123mg 9% Iron 1mg 6% Potassium 331mg 7% Folate, total 33.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.