Recipe: Banana Parfait with Date Caramel

Breakfast Recipes, Dessert Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

I stumbled upon an awesome recipe from talented food blogger Top with Cinnamon for a Healthy Banoffee Parfait. I wanted to try it out for a new healthy, filling breakfast instead of my go-to boring oatmeal. However, I tweaked it a little to be a smaller serving, gluten-free, and an optional dairy-free recipe for those who need it. It’s a perfectly sweet and filling breakfast using natural and healthy ingredients.


Yield: 1 serving(s)


  • 1/4 cup low-sugar granola (can use gluten-free or homemade!)
  • 1/2 cup low fat Greek yogurt (or coconut kefir if you're dairy-free)
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • For the date caramel:
  • 1/4 cup chopped, pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Dash of salt


  1. To make the date caramel, in a food processor mix together dates, almond milk, vanilla and salt. Then transfer to a saucepan under low heat until the caramel has thickened (about 7 minutes). Set aside to cool
  2. Slice the banana into coins.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together vanilla and yogurt
  4. In a jar, layer with the yogurt, a thin layer of granola for added crunch, the date caramel and then the banana coins 2-3 times over until the ingredients are used up

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1

Calories: 391

Protein: 27 gram(s)

Fat: 8 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 55 gram(s)

Fiber: 5 gram(s)

Sugar: 24 gram(s)

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