Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on November 1, 2012

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

I have big news!  OK, it’s not big to anyone else but me, but I have to share with someone…  I’m completely done my tomatoes!  I was just waiting for the last batch to ripen, and I think all but a couple that may still ripen are now ripe and being cooked down as I type.  And by cooked down I mean reeeeeaaaally cooked down.  6 hours ag0 I had 30-35 pounds of tomatoes.  Now I have about 5 quarts.  That is going to be some amazing tomato-y-ness.  Mmmm…. Not that I have that out of the way…

First let’s talk about this granola.

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

And then I’ll talk about what I made with it…  Mmm…

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

First, the granola!  I love granola.  But I’ve trained myself that it’s 99.9% of the time too high in calories to eat as much of it as I want.  This stuff probably is too, but at least it’s low in fat!  And it has pumpkin in it :)  And for a healthier granola, it’s got amazing clusters!  My favorite part!  I made mine fairly plain, but seriously, you could add so many goodies to this.  Toasted pepitas, dried cranberries, chocolate chips…  Use your imagination!

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Pumpkin Spiced Granola
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 4 C old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ⅓ C brown sugar
  • ½ C pumpkin puree
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¾ C pecans, halves or roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix together all ingredients except the pecans. When thoroughly mixed, pour mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet and spread evenly to the edges.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, add the pecans and stir. Spread out evenly on the baking sheet again and return to the oven for 10 more minutes.
  4. When the 10 minutes is up, if needed, stir the granola and return to the oven for 5-10 more minutes until done. Remove from the oven, cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Notes
Toasted pepitas and dried cranberries would be awesome additions to this granola.
If your baking sheet is dark around the edges be careful the granola doesn’t burn there, maybe even stirring more frequently.

 

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

So onto what I made with that amazing granola.  What is better than a yogurt parfait?  Just the right amount of granola, creamy yogurt.. and pumpkin??  Yeah, I thought it was weird at first too.  It’s not even pumpkin pie filling or anything.  It’s not creamy, it’s just sweet and spicy pumpkin.  But it’s amazing!  Especially with the creamy, thick Greek yogurt and crunchy granola.  You need to try this!  Even my son loved these Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

One note though, don’t assemble these and expect to eat them later.  Just don’t.  Assemble just before eating.  You’ll thank me if you ever try any that was left over.  Not that I did that or anything.

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Yield: 2 servings
Ingredients

  • Pumpkin layer:
  • 1 C pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    Yogurt layer:
  • 1 C Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
    Additional ingredients:
  • Pumpkin Spiced Granola, as desired(recipe above)
  • pecans, if desired
Instructions
  1. For the pumpkin layer, stir together the pumpkin, spice and maple syrup in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, make the yogurt layer by stirring together the yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla.
  3. To assemble the parfaits, layer granola with pumpkin and yogurt, ending with a dollop of yogurt on top. Top with a sprinkle of granola and/or pecans, dried cranberries, pepitas, etc. Enjoy immediately.

 

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Enjoy!

Pumpkin and Yogurt Parfaits with Pumpkin Spiced Granola

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Look at all that pumpkin goodness! This looks amazingly good.

And congrats on your tomatoes. :-)

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2 mellissa@ibreatheimhungry November 2, 2012 at 7:11 am

Heidi these are adorable! And they look super delicious!!!! I feel you on the tomatoes! I had SO MANY last year and it took forever to get through them all but it was so satisfying! This year my garden didn’t do well so I didn’t can any and I’m bummed about it. Next year – bumper crop I hope! :)

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3 Julia November 2, 2012 at 8:18 am

I am still on the pumpkin kick and this looks right up my alley! Yum.
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4 Candice November 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I made this tonight because I have about 40 cups of puréed pumpkin. It is delicious! By far my favourite homemade granola recipe!

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5 Heidi @ Food Doodles November 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping in :D

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6 Honey What's Cooking November 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Heidi – this looks awesome. I absolutely love the pumpkin and yogurt idea … so brilliant.
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7 Stephanie November 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm

oooh I love granola with clusters. This looks perfect
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8 Erin @ Texanerin Baking November 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Haha. You sound like you’ve been recovering from a tomato attack. I feel like you’ve been burdened by them for months!

And these look lovely. You did a great job on layering! I am awful at that. Just awful.
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9 Eat good 4 life November 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Wow, how did I miss this? Even tough I am not a big fan of pumpkin I am sure I could really enjoy the granola. The parfaits look really appetizing. I am really liking your fall postings :-)
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10 Amy January 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Thanks so much for posting this! I have been eating this as my go-to breakfast (or lunch, for that matter) this entire fall/winter.
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11 Janice October 10, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Hi! I have a question. What are the problems associated with canning pumpkin butter?

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12 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Hi Janice! I’m not sure I understand your question. I’ve never canned my own pumpkin or pumpkin butter but I know you cannot can it in a water bath like you would with fruits since it is not acidic and cannot be heated enough to stop botulism. But if you have a pressure canner and cook it the appropriate amount of time I don’t think there would be any problem with it! I don’t have a pressure canner so freezing is the way to go for me!

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