Healthy Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Calories
355

Enjoy your favorite fall dessert in the form of a healthy breakfast with these easy Pumpkin Pie Parfaits! Homemade pumpkin pie yogurt is layered between a crunchy 5-ingredient granola made with chopped nuts, coconut and cinnamon.

Two pumpkin parfaits in drinking glasses on a white picnic table

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Idea

Parfaits are such a refreshing dish to wake up to. You have the creamy yogurt, the crunchy granola and whichever toppings you like best. All of my favorite breakfasts are disguised as desserts, and these pumpkin pie breakfast parfaits are so yummy, you’ll want to enjoy them after lunch or dinner too!

The puree-infused yogurt tastes almost exactly like pumpkin pie! And the homemade granola provides that nutty crunchiness that’ll make every guest think you shoved a piece of prize-winning pie into their jar. This certainly isn’t your average no-bake pumpkin pie! It’s the healthiest, tastiest pie-inspired breakfast you’ll try.

A pumpkin pie parfait on a chipped white table beside a metal spoon

What You’ll Need

A parfait is traditionally a french dessert with layers of ice cream or custard, fruit and other elements. In these healthy pumpkin breakfast parfaits, we’ll be using yogurt in place of the custard or ice cream. Here are the ingredients needed for both the yogurt and the granola:

For the Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

  • Plain Greek Yogurt: Using plain yogurt keeps the sugar content down and also prevents the flavor of the yogurt from interfering with the pumpkin being added.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Homemade or canned.
  • Honey: For sweetness.
  • Pumpkin Spice: You’ll need half a teaspoon.

For the Coconut Granola

  • Raw Nuts: You’ll need 1/4 cup each of whole almonds, walnuts and pecans.
  • Shredded Coconut: Unsweetened.
  • Ground Cinnamon: For flavor.

Topping Ideas

Nothing screams fall to me more than pomegranate – so naturally, pomegranate arils are my go-to healthy topping for pumpkin pie parfaits. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they’re sweet, tangy, juicy seeds that pop open in your mouth as you eat them. They are delicious and pair perfectly with this dish! And there are plenty of other toppings you can use in addition to or instead of them

  • Fresh Cranberries: For the brave of heart who like that sour punch.
  • Dried Figs: Because figs make everything better!
  • Shredded Coconut: Go ahead and toast it if you’d like.
  • Slivered Almonds: These make a lovely-looking garnish that adds even more crunch.
  • Honey: A drizzle of honey would add a really nice (and tasty!) touch to these parfaits.
  • Cinnamon: Bring even more pumpkin spice goodness to this breakfast by sprinkling a pinch of ground cinnamon on top. Or, use a cinnamon stick or two as a garnish!
A parfait next to a bowl of cranberries shown from the top

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

You’re definitely going to appreciate how quick and easy it is to prepare these healthy pumpkin pie parfaits. Weekday breakfasts have never been more convenient!

  • Make Pumpkin Pie Yogurt: Add the plain Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, honey and pumpkin spice seasoning to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Combine well, then set the bowl aside.
  • Make Granola: Add the almonds, walnuts and pecans to a food processor and blend until roughly chopped. Pour the mixture into a small bowl and add the shredded coconut and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  • Assemble in Jars: Add a scoop of granola to a jar or glass, followed by 3/4 cup of the pumpkin spice yogurt and another scoop of granola. Repeat with the remaining jars, then distribute any leftover granola equally among each one. Top with pomegranate seeds and additional granishes, if desired.
A close-up shot of a homemade parfait in a drinking glass with a bowl of cranberries behind it

Tips for Success

To help you make this breakfast as yummy as possible, I’ve jotted down some helpful tips and tricks! Keep these things in mind when you put together your parfraits.

  • Do Not Use Pumpkin Pie Filling! Be very careful not to use pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin puree by mistake. Pumpkin pie filling has added sodium, sweeteners and flavorings that aren’t needed in this dish.
  • Don’t Have Pumpkin Spice? Make your own! All you have to do is combine a teaspoon of cinnamon with 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg and ginger and 1/8 teaspoon of cloves. BOOM – perfect pumpkin spice seasoning.
  • Make in Advance: These healthy pumpkin pie parfaits can easily be made a day or two ahead of time. Just keep the granola in an airtight container, chill the pumpkin spice yogurt in the fridge and assemble the parfaits just before serving!
  • Top it Off: Whether it’s a little drizzle of honey or the works, this light yet decadent breakfast deserves a nice finishing touch. Have fun with it!

Serving Suggestions

Want to incorporate some other dishes into this healthy breakfast of yours? Say no more!

  • Pair with Apple Pumpkin Muffins: Baked goods are a wonderful addition to any breakfast plate. And my Easy Apple Pumpkin Muffins go so well with these parfaits!
  • Serve with Toast: Sometimes you need a savory option to serve alongside a sweet dish like this. How does a piece of Smashed Avocado Toast with a gooey soft-boiled egg on top sound? Irresistible? I thought so!
  • Serve with Sweet Potato Hash: Made with bacon, eggs and avocado, this savory Sweet Potato Hash is a must-try! Plus, it’s a great partner in crime for these parfaits.
A parfait on a dinner table shown from above with another parfait halfway in the frame

How to Store Leftovers

These pumpkin pie parfaits stay good for up to 3 days. I recommend storing the yogurt and granola in separate airtight containers.

The granola can be left on the counter, but the yogurt should be kept in the fridge. Make sure you check the expiration date of your yogurt in case it will go bad before the 3 days are up.

Can I Freeze Yogurt Parfaits?

If you’d like, you can store your prepared parfaits in the freezer for up to 1 week. After that, the yogurt will start to seep into the granola and cause it to lose its crunchiness.

To avoid this, enjoy it within one week of freezing it and thaw it in the fridge just before serving. You could also freeze the pumpkin yogurt on its own for up to 2 months, if preferred.

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 3 1x
  • category Category: Breakfast
  • method Method: No Bake
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

Enjoy your favorite fall dessert in the form of a healthy breakfast with these easy Pumpkin Pie Parfaits! Homemade pumpkin pie yogurt is layered between a crunchy 5-ingredient granola made with chopped nuts, coconut and cinnamon.

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Ingredients

For the Spiced Pumpkin Yogurt

  • 1 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice

For the Coconut Granola

  • 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

Instructions

  1. To a medium bowl add yogurt, pumpkin puree, honey and pumpkin spice seasoning. Mix together. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Add a scoop of granola to a jar or glass, followed by 3/4 cup of the pumpkin spice yogurt and another scoop of granola. Repeat with remaining jars, then distribute leftover granola equally among each one. Top with pomegranate arils and additional granishes, if desired.

Notes

Optional garnishes include pomegranate arils, fresh cranberry, dried fig, etc.


Nutrition

  • 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

Keywords: parfait yogurt, no bake pumpkin pie, healthy breakfast for kids

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Krista
Hi! I'm the recipe developer and food photographer behind all these easy healthy recipes! I love food, Jesus, morning lattes, and am obsessed with fantasy football!

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  1. Chelsea snook

    This was sooo yummy! I actually included it on my list of healthy fall treats in my blog post I hope you don’t mind! I gave you ALL the credit cuz it was delicious and truly a genius idea for a healthy snacking idea in the fall… love your recipes and just wanted to say thanks for sharing them and great blog 👍🏼

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