A couple weeks ago I made pumpkin granola and it was amazing. I already said that I ate it with everything. But I was super excited to add it to a pumpkin parfait. I love breakfast food. I love granola and I love yogurt. So what better than to have a breakfast pumpkin and yogurt parfait? I winged it, which is always a little bit frightening, but I knew it would have to be amazing as long as I put the correct ratio of pumpkin to yogurt. My mom helped me taste test this while I was mixing spices into the pumpkin and I’ll admit she didn’t seem too thrilled after tasting the pumpkin portion alone. (Even though I loved it!) But…when we added the pumpkin layers to the vanilla yogurt layers and mixed it all up, I think she changed her mind.
My three-year-old, Lindsay, tried it immediately and approved, but Matthew (my five year old) was totally skeptical, “I don’t like that kind of yogurt,” he insisted with a scrunched up nose and a vigorous head shake.
“But you haven’t even tried it, buddy,” I sighed. Mike was able to convince him to try one bite and then once he actually did his response was, “Mmmm…okay that one is mine,” he said as he pulled it closer to his plate. I offered the “fancy pants” yogurt (that’s the one that I took pictures of- everyone else just got the same version in clear plastic cups) to my stepdad, Bob, and it didn’t last five minutes. So yeah, overall I think it’s safe to say that this recipe is a winner. I’m typing this at ten o’clock so that it will post on time tomorrow and I’m craving breakfast food…yup I think I’m happy with these pictures. My stomach tells me that they are doin’ their job.
- 4 cups Greek vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 2 cups Pumpkin Granola
- Combine the pumpkin puree with brown sugar, vanilla and spices. Mix well.
- Put 1/4 cup granola in the bottom of four tall glasses. Using a 1/3 cup measure add yogurt on top of granola. Then add 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, followed by 1/3 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup yogurt, and then top with more granola.
Notes – Serves 4 1 and 1/2 cup servings. These are large servings assuming you use 1 cup of yogurt per person and 1/4 pumpkin mix with the granola. You can obviously add more pumpkin or less yogurt depending on your preference.
Recipe by Life’s Sweet Seasons
Here is another link to the pumpkin granola recipe just in case you didn’t notice the blue highlighted pumpkin granola words listed under the ingredients. 🙂 Or truthfully, I just really wanted to add another picture with a link to it for ya.