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Lemon Breakfast Parfaits

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + cooling


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
I serve these lively, layered parfaits as a refreshing start to a busy day. You can make the couscous mixture ahead, cover and chill. —Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin
Lemon Breakfast Parfaits Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • Dash salt
  • 1/3 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup lemon yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup sliced peeled kiwifruit
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Chopped crystallized ginger and minced fresh mint


  1. In a small saucepan, bring milk and salt to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until milk is absorbed. Fluff with a fork; cool.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, yogurt, honey and lemon zest. Stir in couscous.
  3. Combine the kiwi, blueberries and raspberries; spoon 1/4 cup into each of six parfait glasses. Layer with couscous mixture and remaining fruit. Garnish with ginger and mint.

Nutrition Facts

1 parfait: 146 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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