Yogurt parfait recipe for you and your dog

Craving a yogurt parfait? This recipe is easy to make, and you can share it with your canine companion!

Who doesn’t love a yogurt parfait? This perfect make-ahead recipe can be used for breakfast or that mid-afternoon slump. With rolled oats, berries and honey, it offers just the right amount of sweetness. No guarantees your dog won’t learn to open the refrigerator and help himself to this healthy snack when you aren’t looking!

Ingredients

Makes approximately 3 cups.

  • Yogurt
    • 2 cups unsweetened plain Greek yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Granola
    • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal (rolled oats)
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
    • 1 ½ cups mixed fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries and strawberries)

Directions

  1. To prepare the granola line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a nonstick skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat, add the rolled oats and unsweetened coconut. Toast about 3 minutes until they begin to brown lightly.
  3. Next, add 2 tablespoons honey and stir to combine, being careful not to burn the mixture. Cook approximately 5 minutes until the mixture begins to toast.
  4. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and cinnamon, stirring to combine. Spread the granola mixture onto the baking sheet in a single layer and allow to cool, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove ¼ cup granola. Put it in a small bowl and set aside for your dog.
  6. To the remaining granola, stir in toasted almonds. Once the granola is finished, prepare the yogurt by mixing it with the remaining 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  7. To assemble the parfait, layer the yogurt and fresh berries in a small glass or a small bowl and top with granola. Extra yogurt and berries can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days and any extra granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week

For dogs

Mix together the ¼ cup of granola mixture that was set aside (the one without the almonds) along with ¼ cup of plain Greek yogurt. Top with fresh berries and serve. Be sure to feed your dog the granola without the almonds, as almonds are not healthy for dogs.

This recipe was supplied by Michelson Found Animals from their cookbook, Bone Appetit! 10 Easy Recipes for You & Your Dog.