Mason Jar Parfaits

Using 12 oz mason jars, create these delicious yogurt parfaits using our homemade yogurt recipe


  • 1 cup fresh yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp granola
  • 2 Tbsp fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp lemon curd
  • 1 Tbsp Blueberry curd
  • 4 mason jars and 4 lids


Layer yogurt, curd, fruit and granola as desired. Mix lemon and blueberry flavors or make 2 of each flavor. Store overnight in the fridge for an easy next-day snack.

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Homemade Yogurt

Chef Jason Morse of 5280 Culinary, LLC provided us this recipe for homemade yogurt. There is also a video demonstration at the bottom of this page. You can choose how tart you like your yogurt, how to sweeten it and whether to enjoy it in a parfait, on top of pancakes or as a substitute for sour cream on chili! 

Makes 4 cups of yogurt
20 minutes prep
5 minutes cooking
Ready in 5-8 hours


  • 1 quart whole milk
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt OR 5-gram packet yogurt starter powder


  1. Heat milk in a thick-walled saucepan to 180 degrees
  2. Turn off heat and cool milk to 120/112 degrees – add starter (either yogurt or yogurt starter powder)
  3. Preheat incubator to 115 degrees (see note below) or use a Sous Vide circulator in a water bath set to 115 degrees
  4. Incubate for a minimum 5 hours, or longer for more tart yogurt
  5. Once incubated for desired time, remove from the incubator container
  6. Chill the yogurt overnight to completely set the yogurt
  7. For Greek yogurt, strain through cheesecloth overnight, covered
  8. Sweeten as needed with honey or sugar
  9. Shelf life is 3 days in the refrigerator

Incubator note:

You can incubate in a thermos, Crockpot or warm oven as long as the temperature stays at 115 degrees. You can do anywhere from 5-12 hours depending on your taste preference.

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Apple-Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins 

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredientsyogurt mufins

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 oz. container plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple (or apple of your choosing), chopped into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.yogurt muffins
  2. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin wrappers or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine egg, yogurt, applesauce, brown sugar, vanilla and milk.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in chopped apples.
  7. Divide batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups, filling each to 3/4 full. Add a sprinkle of oats and/or brown sugar to the top of each muffin if desired.
  8. Bake muffins for 20-22 minutes, or until top is firm to the touch and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for approximately 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Created by registered dietitian Jenna Allen with inspiration from

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Apple Maple Brown Sugar Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 portion

This new take on “cold cereal” is quick, easy and oh-so nutritious!

Ingredients:quinoa bowl

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa – cook it fresh or make this breakfast bowl the morning after having quinoa for dinner (just cook a little extra!)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 of an apple, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • Sprinkle of real maple syrup


  • In a bowl or mason jar, combine quinoa, milk apples, brown sugar and maple syrup. Enjoy!
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