Orange-Banana Parfait

Spring is in the air. But before summer gets here, with all its heaps of glorious fruit, make the most of the end of winter’s bounty: juicy oranges and luscious bananas, which you can layer with yogurt and nuts for a little morning sunshine.

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Hands-on time: 10   |    Total time: 10   |    Makes: 2 Servings


Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring cup
2 glasses


1 orange or 2 clementines, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 banana, thinly sliced
1⁄4 cup chopped toasted walnuts, almonds, or pecans*


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Divide the chopped orange into 4 piles.
  2. Divide the sliced banana into 4 piles.
  3. Divide the chopped nuts into 4 piles.
  4. Put 1 pile of orange into 1 glass. Top with 1/4 cup yogurt. Top with 1 pile of banana. Sprinkle with 1 pile of nuts. Repeat in the same glass.
  5. Repeat Step 4 in the second glass. Serve right away.
  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons raisins between each layer.
  • In the mood for a parfait you can drink? Put all the ingredients in a blender with 3 ice cubes and 1/2 cup milk, juice, or water and blend until smooth.