Kids, make this coconut yogurt parfait recipe with your family. It's a fun dairy free yogurt parfait recipe made with gluten free granola. This easy snack recipe for kids uses coconut yogurt, fresh fruit, and gluten free granola. This is a great snack recipe when kids allergic to dairy want something quick and nutritious. But coconut yogurt is also full of wonderful healthy fats. We've decided to use a commercial brand of coconut yogurt, but there are wonderful recipes for coconut yogurt too. If you'd like to buy coconut yogurt, check out Turtle Mountain's So Delicious Plain Cultured Coconut Yogurt. So if you are a kid who's never eaten a parfait, you are probably wondering what it is. Parfait sounds like Par-Fay when you say it, and kids with dairy allergies usually can't have them. Why? Because they are loaded with dairy products. But this coconut yogurt parfait is just the ticket for an alternative yogurt parfait for kids!
Mum thought it would be a good idea to make me to first study up on parfaits, so she had me read about the history of parfaits.
About ParfaitsParfait is a french word. But the French have a different meaning for Parfait than Americans do. You see, in France parfait means perfect. The French use the word parfait to describe a sort of frozen custard they make with eggs, sugar, and cream. In America it is more of a layered dish. Lots of people make it with whip cream and ice cream. But you don't need to do that. You can make it with yogurt too. That is what we are going to do. Yogurt is very good for you. Some kids are allergic to milk but that doesn't mean they can't have yogurt. Yogurt is very healthy for your digestive system. There are companies now that make coconut yogurt that is perfect for a dairy free diet. And you know what? It is pretty good!
You don't need any special equipment for this recipe. Just a plastic disposable knife will do and a nice clear plastic cup. This way you can see all the layers of your parfait.
Just open up the dairy free coconut yogurt cup and spoon enough into your cup to cover the bottom of it. Now wash your fruit. Take a plastic disposable knife and cut the green leaves and stem off of the strawberries. Then cut them into chunks. Put into a bowl. Now peel and cut the banana into chunks. Add that to the bowl. Take your lemon wedge and squeeze the juice over the bananas. This is important. The acid in the lemons stop the bananas from turning brown. Check out our cooking club lesson on oxidation to learn more about that. Then add your blueberries and mix. Take a large spoonful of mixed fruit and add that to your cup. Now add more yogurt. Then add more fruit. Then add more yogurt. Finally put a spoon full of gluten free granola on top. If you don't like granola you can just put a giant strawberry on top. Get out your spoon and enjoy.