Black Forest Parfait

Hi there lovely readers! In the region where I am from in Switzerland, we have a famous cake that is called “Blackforest”. It’s usually a layered cake, assembled from chocolate biscuit, whipped cream, cherry jam and a hint of cherry liquor. Yep, not very “superfoodie”, but gosh, so good! It was my favorite cake when I grew up (the kid’s friendly version though, without the alcohol of course! 😉 )


This breakfast parfait (or it can also be eaten as snack) is inspired by this iconic dessert. It comes with similar elements, something creamy and white, chocolate and cherries! But yes, it’s definitely a healthier version than the cake, but it’s so tasty, you won’t even miss the cake!

In order to put this parfait together, I made a small batch of chocolate granola. It’s been a while since I made home-made granola, but really, it’s the best you can make, so much fresher than the store-bought one! And with chocolate, it just becomes extra indulgent! I used raw cacao to make the granola, so definitely another Superfood!

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This delicious parfait contains following Superfoods:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cacao
  • Oats
  • Buckwheat
  • Flax seeds

It’s definitely a perfect morning treat, during the week or on the weekend! Enjoy! Wish you a great weekend!

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Black Forest Parfait
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Delicious Breakfast parfait loaded with superfoods, inspired by a famous German dessert! Must I say more? ;-)
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: International
Serves: 1
  • For the chocolate granola:
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 4 tbsp buckwheat groats
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (liquid, heat in hot water bath if ncessary)
  • ¼ cup agave syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • For the parfait:
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • Thawed frozen cherries or fresh ones, cut into small pieces
  1. Combine all ingredients for the granola until well mixed and cacao is evenly coating all the grains
  2. Put granola mix on a baking tray that is layered with parchment paper
  3. Bake at 325° F (=180° C) for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, so granola doesn't burn (it's really hard to tell with this granola if it's done or not, as it is really dark, so in doubt, I would bake rather less than more)
  4. Take a glass and carefully fill the layers: Greek yogurt, cherries, granola, repeat until you reach top of the glass
  5. Enjoy for breakfast or a healthy, fruity, indulgent snack!



    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear Julie for your visit! :-) Going to visit your blog right now, I don’t think I have been there yet! hugs

  1. Selma's Table says

    Hi Sylvia – I love how you have taken such a classic and made it not only healthy but for breakfast – that is a win win for sure! I have always adored Black Forest Gateau and will have to try this before the glorious cherries run out. Your photos are stunning as usual too. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Fiesta Friday – have a wonderful week!

    • Sylvia says

      Dear Selma, thank you so much for stopping time and taking time to leave this kind comment! :-) Always nice to join Fiesta Friday! hugs, Sylvia

    • Sylvia says

      Hehe, thank you so much dear Chitra! :-) Glad you liked it and thanks so much for stopping by! hugs, Sylvia

  2. Jhuls says

    Hi, Sylvia. I am so sorry to be just visiting you – someone put a blind fold so I could not steal someone else’s food. See how FF crowd love me as co-host? 😀 Oh, did somebody say black forest parfait? Now I know why someone blindfolded me. Your photos are so gorgeous, Sylvia. And this parfait is perfect for FF#29. :)

    • Sylvia says

      Hey Jhuls! Hehe, thanks for your visit, you are always visit and I would always share a portion with you! 😉 Thanks for co-hosting FF, you are fabulous!! And thanks for your kinds words! hugs

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much Patty! :-) And very happy you like the new layout, was some work to get it done, but now I’m glad I’ve gone through with it! Loved to hear from you – thanks for stopping by!!

  3. flavourphotos says

    What a beautiful idea! Chocolate, cream and cherries are just such a wonderful combination. I’ve recently mentioned a layered Blackforest dessert to a client and she was really excited too.

    We used to have a Blackforest roulade dessert almost every Saturday. A family friend used to bring it to my Grandparents house and share lunch with us and this was her speciality.

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear for your kind comment! Yes, I recall part of your family is close from where I am from, it’s a really popular cake in that area. Oh yum, and as roulade it is definitely also delicious! :-) Thanks for your visit, always nice to hear from you! hugs

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much Melissa! Nice to know of another blackforest fan :-) The combination of chocolate and cherry is so great, right? Thanks for stopping by! hugs

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear! :-) Great you liked it – let me know if you get to try it and how it was!

  4. MyKabulKitchen says

    I am obsessed with breakfast parfaits, I just love the yogurt, crunchy granola and sweet fruit but have never thought to make granola at home! This looks so easy, and the cocoa with the cherries looks delicious :-)

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear! Oh, if you love granola, you must try to make it once yourself. It’s really incredibly easy, I never thought it would be so easy. And you can make your ideal mix, with just the ingredients you love! :-) hugs

  5. Ngan R. says

    Gorgeous dessert/snack, Sylvia. I love how inspired this parfait is, and healthy with the homemade granola and yogurt. :) Loving the new site, too; it’s really professional!

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear Ngan for all your kind comments! I am so happy you like the new blog layout. It was quite some work, so I am glad it’s over! :-) I was lucky that a friend helped me, it was very technical at some point! :-) Thanks for stopping by, always so nice to see you around! hugs

    • Sylvia says

      Thanks so much dear Lily! Oh, another blackforest fan! :-) There are many of us, the combination of cherry and chocolate is just the best, isn’t it? I recall you recently baked something with that too! Yummy!! hugs

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much Michelle! Oh yes, blackforest creations are the best! Cherry and chocolate – just yum! :-)

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much! :-) I really love your blog too!! Isn’t FF so great to discover new blogs and make new blogger friends? :-) thanks for stopping by and looking forward to your future posts!

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear Andrea! :-) I buy most of the “superfood” ingredients at Wholefoods here where I live, in Florida, US. But I believe most health food stores or organic markets should have buckwheat groats. Actually, when I visited Switzerland (my home country) this summer, they even sold it at the supermarket. It seems it is becoming a more available and accessible ingredient. Hope you can find some and try the recipe! If you don’t find any, no worries, you can also substitute with another grain or add more oats. The buckwheat groats just add some extra crunchiness. hugs

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much! Me too, I love parfaits in all variations! Sometimes the layering becomes a bit messy, I was lucky this one turned out kind of ok 😉

  6. lapetitecasserole says

    Beautiful Sylvia! I’ve never had neither a black forest cake nor a black forest… you make me feel to try it as soon as possible. The only concern is it will be beautiful as yours????

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear Margherita! :-) Oh, I have no doubt yours will be beautiful, probably even more beautiful! You know I am in love with your food styling and photos!! big hug & have a great week ahead! See you soon at FF? :-)

    • Sylvia says

      Hehe, how nice right, to be able to have dessert for breakfast! :-) Thanks for stopping by dear!

  7. Pang @ circahappy says

    Who can say no to this parfait, but more importantly, who can say no to chocolate granola!!!!
    This looks so good anytime of the year, and I insist that it’s, too, a “superfoodie.” :)
    Love it!!

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear Pang for your visit and kind comment! We both made something with Cherry last week, I LOVED your popsicles! So cool and beautiful pics! hugs

    • Sylvia says

      Hi dear Nancy, thanks for your visit :-) Yes, was also my first time! Just observe it well, because it’s really dark and you never know when it burns. But it’s really a nice and different version of home-made granola! hugs

  8. Sue says

    Delicious and thank you for bringing. We’ve got the last of the cherries appearing here in Southern California, then nothing til May!

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear! Yes, the fresh ones are over here soon as well, but you can always use the frozen one, although yes, it’s not the same! hugs

  9. strictlydelicious says

    I was surprised and intrigued when I saw “Black Forest” on the title of a Superfoodista post! But wow! What a BRILLIANT way to make this dessert crazy healthy! It’s genius :) I love it

    • Sylvia says

      Hehe, I know, black forest is not exactly superfood 😉 Thanks so much for your kind comment and stopping by! hugs

    • Sylvia says

      Thank you so much dear Angie! Well, right back to you!! Your food is always so gorgeous and spectacular! hugs & hope FF is rocking it!!

  10. HotDish says

    These pictures are stunning! I eat Greek yoghurt with raw chocolate granola, flax seeds, maple syrup, and strawberries for breakfast almost every morning. I’m going to have to try it with cherries for that Black Forest flavour! Also curious to try out your choc granola recipe (I buy mine).

    • Sylvia says

      Yum, your version of the breakfast sounds really good though! Strawberries and chocolate are perfect! 😉 What is the raw chocolate granola that you buy? Sounds delicious too! Thanks for stopping by! 😉