Healthy Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait is the ultimate fall breakfast!
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait is the ultimate fall breakfast! Layers of homemade pumpkin pie flavored greek yogurt topped cinnamon chopped nuts and coconut make this holiday inspired yogurt parfait irresistible.
So remember how I told you that I went to Utah a couple weeks ago and made and photography 6 recipes?
Well today’s Healthy Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait is one of them! I think this guy was the 2nd recipe I created. With the ingredients we were given I really wanted to make a parfait. It was easy, quick and all the ingredients were there. My mind went immediately to fall recipes and what screams fall more than PUMPKIN!
This yogurt parfait is basically delicious creamy healthy Pumpkin Pie in a jar! Get ready to be addicted!
So, what is and how do you make a Yogurt Parfait?
Well, let’s start with what is a parfait. A parfait is originally a french dessert with layers of ice cream or custard, fruit, or other elements. So for a yogurt parfait you are basically substituting the ice cream/custard for yogurt and keeping the elements of fruit and or crunch. I like to use plain greek yogurt in my yogurt parfaits, it keeps the sugar content down and also allows you to build flavors into it instead of tasting the strong flavor from the yogurt itself.
For todays Pumpkin Pie flavor I mixed plain yogurt with pumpkin puree. Then I added in some honey to sweeten it up and pumpkin pie spice, which has a combination of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and allspice. It’s divine. I could eat this yogurt plain. But what’s the fun in that… and that kinda takes away the idea of making a “parfait” right?!
Ok, so what do you layer it with? Well, with a yogurt parfait my mind goes to breakfast so fresh fruit and granola come to mind.
Next question, can you make Yogurt Parfait without granola?
YES! I’ve seen many people make parfaits with crumbled cookies, cake, brownies, energy bites … you name for that crunch factor! Today I made a mixture of nuts and coconut then added in some cinnamon for a little spice. Most people add granola to their recipe just because they want a change in texture and nuts give you that change plus they have less sugar then granola!
Lastly, the fruit factor.
Nothing screams fall more to me than pomegranates. The bright red tangy seeds that appear in almost every fall and holiday dish around. Not only are they beautiful to look at and add a fresh pop of color but they are a sweet tangy juicy seed that pops in your mouth as you eat it. It’s delicious and pairs perfectly with this dish. I also added some fresh cranberries for the brave of heart if you like that sour punch and dried figs, because figs make everything better. 🙂 But honestly you can choose whatever fruit fits your fancy that day!
This yogurt parfait tastes just like a healthy version of pumpkin pie. It’s a great little sweet treat to start or end the day with and super easy to make because there is NO … I repeat NO COOKING involved.
You’re going to love it!
Bon Appetit friends and happy weekend!Print
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait is the ultimate fall breakfast! Layers of homemade pumpkin pie flavored greek yogurt topped with cinnamon chopped nuts and coconut make this holiday inspired yogurt parfait irresistible.
Pumpkin Spice Yogurt:
- 1 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1/4 cup raw whole almonds
- 1/4 cup raw walnuts
- 1/4 cup raw pecans
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
optional: garnish with pomegranate arils, fresh cranberry or dried fig
- To a medium bowl add yogurt, pumpkin puree, honey and pumpkin spice seasoning. Mix together. Set aside.
- Add almond, walnuts and pecans to a food processor. Blend until roughly chopped. Pour into a small bowl and add shredded coconut and cinnamon. Stir together.
- Add 3/4 cup pumpkin spice yogurt to a parfait jar top with half of the granola mixture. Garnish with pomegranate, cranberry or dried fig. Serve.
- Serving Size: 1 parfait
- Calories: 355
- Sugar: 16 g
- Sodium: 107 mg
- Fat: 26 g
- Saturated Fat: 8 g
- Carbohydrates: 23 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 15 g
- Cholesterol: 22 mg
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