This fruit and yogurt trifle has the perfect balance of creaminess and fruitiness, and is the perfect brunch or dessert recipe to try this summer!
Got some guests coming up for brunch? Or maybe you’re looking to treat your taste buds to something sweet, but still want to keep it healthy. This easy fruit and yogurt trifle might just be the perfect recipe to try out! It is incredibly easy to make, takes just minutes of your kitchen time, and is the perfect healthy dessert or brunch option.
Plus, these are red and blue-themed, right in time for the holidays! Scroll down and keep reading to discover how to make them, and some quick tips and tricks to help you nail the recipe.
What Can I Use Instead of Strawberry Yogurt?
So the recipe calls for strawberry yogurt since it adds a nice flavor and a bit of color to the trifle, but if you don’t have that, you could substitute it with basic vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt too. If you like your yogurt to be extra creamy, use a full-fat version. For some added sweetness, sneak in some honey or a bit of maple syrup and give it a good mix before you go ahead and use it for the recipe.
What Can I Use Instead of Granola?
A typical trifle has a layer of sponge cake or angel cake or even ladyfinger biscuits at times, but for the purpose of this recipe, we’ve used granola. Granola isn’t just healthier than the others, but it also lends the trifle a nice element of crunch.
You can use homemade granola or the storebought variety- whatever you have at hand. If you don’t have granola, you could just s
How Can I Make this Fruit and Yogurt Trifle Healthier?
While the basic idea behind making the fruit and yogurt trifle was to have a healthy dessert option, there’s still scope for you to make a few modifications and swaps to make it even more healthy.
- Use homemade granola to make the trifle. Add in healthy ingredients like chia seeds, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almond butter, dried berries, wheat germ, peanut butter, chopped nuts, etc.
- Opt for the low-fat variety when it comes to choosing the yogurt you’re using for the trifle.
Can I Make & Store This?
You might have heard that a trifle is one of the best desserts to make a day in advance, and that makes sense because it really allows the flavors of the different ingredients to develop overnight.
For this fruit and yogurt trifle though, it is not a good idea to make ahead of time, and that’s simply because it has a layer of granola, which will turn soggy if you layer it up with the yogurt and fruits.
This recipe works best when you assemble it right before you want to serve it!
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Fruit and Yogurt Trifles
- 1 ½ c strawberry yogurt
- ½ c strawberries sliced
- ½ c blackberries
- ½ c bananas sliced
- ½ c blueberries
- ½ c granola
- 1 tbsp almonds sliced
- Slice the strawberries and bananas.
- Add a spoonful of yogurt to a mini trifle bowl.
- Add half the strawberries and blackberries on top of the yogurt.
- Add 2-3 spoonfuls of yogurt on top of the strawberries and blackberries layer.
- Add half of the granola on top of the yogurt.
- Add 2-3 spoonfuls of yogurt on top of the granola.
- Add half of the blueberries and sliced bananas on top of yogurt.
- Sprinkle with half of the almond slices.
- Serve immediately.