Yogurt, Farro and Fruit Breakfast Parfait

by Dorothy Reinhold on February 2, 2013

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Many years ago, my husband and I used to take business trips to Vail, Colorado, where he would be in meetings all morning and when they let out at noon, we would hit the slopes. Now those were fun trips!

But one of my fondest memories was not of snow and schussing, but of the fantastic breakfast. I stumbled upon it my first day there, and kept ordering it day after day.

It was simple: really good yogurt layered with cooked barley and fresh fruit. I had never had barley for breakfast, but it gave the yogurt a wonderful chewy quality, and the fruit just sweetened everything up nicely. That breakfast stuck with me all morning, another plus in cold weather.

Yogurt, Farro and Fruit Breakfast Parfait on Shockingly Delicious. Recipe: https://www.shockinglydelicious.com/?p=11665I was inspired to recreate it recently with two ingredients I didn’t have back then, but that are available today and worth your while: goat yogurt and farro. Goat yogurt has only a slight goaty tang, while farro is an Italian wheat-like grain that, when cooked, has a chewy quality like barley. I usually cook some up and keep it on hand in the refrigerator to throw into salads or eat as a grain side dish all week long.

Let’s make healthy breakfast parfait!

Recipe: Yogurt, Farro and Fruit Breakfast Parfait

Summary: A healthy breakfast parfait layered with goat yogurt, farro and fresh fruit will power you through the morning.


  • Redwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Yogurt (I used plain, but you can use any flavor you prefer)
  • Melissa’s Farro, cooked following package directions and cooled
  • Fresh cut fruit (kiwi or banana, berries or peaches; you can match the fruit to the yogurt if you like)


  1. Layer yogurt, then farro, then fruit in a glass or parfait glass. It’s more filling than you think, so start small. Repeat layers if you like.
  2. Serve with a long-handled spoon.

Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat Milk YogurtRedwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Yogurt

Goat yogurt may be helpful to people who are allergic to cow milk or who have lactose intolerance. Often they are able to consume goat milk products instead. Redwood Hill Farm is the first certified humane goat dairy in the U.S. Happy, well treated goats make delicious yogurt!

Melissa‘s Organic Farro

Organic Farro 6-ounce package from Melissa'sFarro is a nutritious whole grain with a nutty flavor and chewy bite. It cooks in about 35 minutes, and can be used in place of rice or barley. Serve it for breakfast, as in this parfait, toss it in salads for lunch, or as a grain side dish for dinner. It is available in a package, as shown here, or sometimes in bulk at health or specialty food stores. Melissa’s Produce sent a sample of the farro for recipe testing.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Soila November 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm

bookmarked!!, I love your blog!


Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought February 2, 2013 at 11:04 pm

WOW. I bought some farro and was wondering what to do with it. I have to say, I have never considered it for breakfast. I can’t wait to try this.


Dorothy February 3, 2013 at 6:19 am

I love a big, chewy grain for breakfast.


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