Greek Yogurt Cookie Batter Parfait

A while back, I posted these parfaits at the Crafty Allie Blog and they are so good that I wanted to make sure I shared it here as well! These parfaits actually turned Ryan from a yogurt hater to a yogurt lover! He eats Greek Yogurt daily now! Woo Hoo!

So these parfaits started out of necessity. I needed to change up my breakfast routine to incorporate more dairy. See, I hate milk. I don’t think I have drank a glass of milk since I was very young, and the mere thought of it grosses me out! I try to eat lots of cheese and calcium rich veggies, but I know that isn’t always enough. I saw a version of these on Pinterest and thought that it sounded like something I might like. 

These incorporate all my favorite things about cookies: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Oats! The oats and peanut butter make these super filling and protein packed, while the chocolate lends a sweet taste so this tastes more like a treat than breakfast. 

I have two recipes listed below. The first uses sweetened vanilla yogurt and the second uses plain. The plain yogurt is healthier but I know some people don’t care for the taste of plain yogurt, so I am providing both recipes! Also, I used whipped peanut butter because you get more bang for your buck, if you will. It is light and airy so that you feel like you are eating more, but getting the same amount of calories!

Greek Yogurt Cookie Batter Parfaits

Recipe 1:
3/4 cup or 6 oz. Fat Free Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. quick oats
1 tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter, such as Jiff Whips
a big dash of cinnamon
Recipe 2:
3/4 cup or 6 oz. Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp. quick oats
1 tbsp. agave nectar, honey, or truvia (truvia is the best choice for 21 day Fix)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp.whipped, natural or PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter (use more if you have room for the day with your containers)
a big dash of cinnamon
For either recipe, measure out your yogurt and then add in all the ingredients. Stir well. Freeze for 15 minutes, which gives the parfait time to stiffen and allows the oatmeal to soak up some of the yogurt. Don’t skip the freeze time. This makes the parfait have a great texture!

Use recipe two for the 21 Day Fix! You can use this as a special treat and replace a yellow container up to 3 times a week! You could also measure it out using the containers:
Yogurt=1 Red
Oatmeal=Half a Yellow
PB=1 tsp.
Use the chocolate chips if you have a little wiggle room in your meal plan for that day!
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12 thoughts on “Greek Yogurt Cookie Batter Parfaits

    1. Where I got the recipe, they counted this as one of the special treats you can make which would replace a yellow container. You could also measure it out by each container, with the yogurt in the red, about half a yellow for the granola, a tsp for the pb and chocolate chips.

    2. I just updated the instructions to better help with the 21 Day Fix. I was okay with replacing a “special treat” yellow for this, but some people may prefer to measure it out specifically, so I included those instructions!

  1. Does the 21 Day Fix support reduced fat peanut butter? I’ve done research and reduced fat strips out the healthy fats that are good for our bodies. Also, several brands of reduced fat have more carbs and sugars than their full fast counterpart. I stick with all natural varieties, 1-2 ingredients on the list (peanuts and minimal salt)

    1. Good point…I use Jiff Whipped Peanut Butter, which has less calories, but is not actually a reduced fat peanut butter. You can just eat more for the same serving size because of the whipped texture. When I said reduced fat I was thinking of the whipped, I should have been clearer and more specific! I definitely don’t advocate eating reduced fat peanut butter because it has more stuff in it than it should!! I have updated the recipe and the post to make that clearer!

    1. Use them raw! I know it seems weird, but after you throw the whole thing in the freezer, they soak up some of the yogurt and get softer,while adding a good texture!

  2. Rosie in AK:If its still in question why some csoohe to eat so much Greek yogurt as if its another chia seed to encourage weightloss- but we eat it because the thick plain yogurt tastes better than sour cream on my spicy turkey & yam tacos. Mmm it pairs nicely with the heat.I also thought it was healthier because in addition to the probiotics and good bacteria it had a good amount of protein in it. Jamie Lee Curtis on that yuck yogurt I am certain they got in trouble for saying it helps more so than other yogurts for digestion and they have no back up to say so.

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