There are so many ways you can use pumpkin this time of year including this parfait recipe that will provide the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. If you are a fan of pumpkin pie, but don’t like the preparation time or the calories that come with it, then this parfait recipe is for you!
This recipe is easy to make and full of flavour. I suggest using all organic ingredients for the ultimate health benefits. This recipe is made with pumpkin, yogurt, granola, cinnamon, maple syrup and honey. It can be enjoyed at breakfast, brunch or even as a healthy dinner dessert! The taste of this dish is so good that you’ll want to eat it daily! Plus its packed with calcium and protein!
Finding the perfect jar
If you’re looking to up your brunch game, I recommend using mason jars. The best thing about using mason jars is that they’re reusable! You don’t need to buy them over and over again, just wash them out when you’re done with it. You can easily find them at Amazon, Walmart, or even your local grocery store. I used 250 Ml size jars, I find they are a good serving size.
If you don’t want to use mason jars you can serve these parfaits in glasses you have in your pantry. You can even serve in wine glasses and tie a fall decoration around the neck of the glass. Have fun and get creative!
Choosing the granola
You can add almost any granola to this recipe and it will be delicious. The important part is the crunch! With that being said, I found that an apple cinnamon granola paired so good with the recipe. I used the made good brand apple cinnamon granola because I like how its organic and nut free (not sponsored). If you’re not interested in purchasing a pre-made granola you can make your own at home.
- 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Raw Maple Syrup
- 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
- 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/3 Cup Granola
- 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds Optional
- Begin by mixing together the pumpkin puree with the cinnamon, maple syrup and honey. (Take a quick taste test to make sure it is at your desired sweetness)
- To assemble; spoon some of the pumpkin mixture into a parfait glass. Next, sprinkle some granola and add a layer of yogurt. Repeat these layers until the glass is full!
- Finally, top with pumpkin seeds and serve!
A pumpkin parfait is a great way to enjoy the flavours of fall without feeling guilty. So go ahead and starting layering the perfect parfait!
Looking for another pumpkin dish? Check out this delicious homemade Pumpkin Butternut Squash recipe!