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Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Parfait

on November 14, 2011

THIS BREAKFAST IS AMAZING. Just looking at it, makes me wish we made this every fall day. We found this on theyummylife.com and are so impressed with the creative idea. We hope you like it as much as we did 😀

 

Yogurt nutrition. High in calcium and protein, it’s one of those foods that we’re encouraged to include in our diet on a daily basis. This parfait is a yummy way to do it.

Pumpkin nutrition. Not just for jack-o-lanterns and pie, this veggie is low in calories, high in fiber, and rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Read more about pumpkin goodness here. This parfait is a great way to incorporate a serving of veggies into your breakfast.

Step 1. Assemble these ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt (You can use regular unstrained yogurt, but it is a thinner consistency. The parfait layers will be more stable with a thicker, strained Greek yogurt.)
  • Canned pureed pumpkin–unsweetened, unflavored; just plain ol’ pumpkin (or cook and puree a fresh pumpkin)
  • Maple syrup
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Granola
  • Ground flax seed–this is optional; I add it for a nutrition boost, but it doesn’t effect the taste

Step 2. Combine everything except the granola in a small bowl. Stir it all together and give it a taste. Add more syrup and/or pie spice, if desired.

Step 3. To make the parfait, start with a layer of the pumpkin yogurt mixture in the bottom of a parfait glass. Sprinkle granola on top of the yogurt, and continue stacking layers of yogurt and granola.

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