This was the first time in 30 years that I celebrated Christmas without my parents. My mom has been feeling sick, and with all the illnesses going around, we all decided it was best to push off celebrating for a bit. It was still a special and relaxing day. I woke up early and made banana bread; we opened some gifts with the dogs and headed to our neighbor’s house for breakfast.
I have been on a yogurt parfait kick lately and start each morning with a giant bowl. I decided to bring a styled board with all the best fruit and yogurt parfait toppings. This is such a fun idea if you have any brunches coming up, and it’s so easy and quick to throw together. One of the convenient parts about this board is that you can customize it to fit your dietary needs. You can make it vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc. I chose some of my favorite parfait ingredients for this board. I added homemade banana bread, my cranberry granola, chocolate peanut butter granola, fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, oranges, cherries, maple pecans, plain Greek yogurt with honey, and strawberry banana Greek yogurt to the board.
When I visited Hawaii, banana bread was always served with breakfast at restaurants. Even if I ordered eggs and bacon, a side of banana bread would be on the plate. I loved that idea, so I decided to incorporate banana bread with this board. I was initially going to cut up the bananas for the board, but sometimes I’m just in that baking mood!
For my yogurt, I used Siggi’s plain Greek with honey mixed in, and for the flavored yogurt, I used Danon strawberry banana Greek yogurt. If you want to keep this board vegan, there are many dairy alternatives at grocery stores now. I love coconut milk and oat milk yogurt, too! Being pregnant, I try to eat a ton of Greek yogurt since my body needs calcium.
I think breakfast boards will be a part of my life more. I’ve been thinking about making a french toast-themed one, a pancake one, and maybe an avocado toast board! They are just so pretty and easy to throw together. I put them wooden pizza board and used little white bowls for the ingredients.
I hope you’re feeling inspired to make your fruit and yogurt parfait board!
I hope you all had a great holiday 😊
Questions for you!
- What are some of your favorite parfait toppings?
- What theme should I make next?
- Did you have a great Christmas?