Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait: An easy, healthy breakfast recipe

November 24, 2014

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You know what my problem is? I want every meal during the entire holiday weekend to be delicious. All of the food doesn’t have to be complicated or take tons of time, but I feel like every meal should feel like a treat. It’s a little overkill, I know, but that’s why I’m so into holiday breakfast recipes. Proof:

Orange Cranberry Spice Pancakes recipe | One Hungry Mama

Orange Cranberry Spice Pancakes



Apple Pie Pancakes recipe | One Hungry Mama

Apple Pie Pancakes


Blueberry Almond Morning Polenta | One Hungry Mama

Blueberry Almond Morning Polenta


And there’s more, like a make-ahead Spinach and Cheese Strata and Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Scones.

This year I took a page from Martha Stewart where I got the idea for this Pumpkin Yogurt Breakfast Parfait. It’s even easier than all of the recipes above, including the make ahead recipes since it preps in 5 minutes flat. It’s also a totally delicious way to get in the turkey day mood. If you like this breakfast parfait as much as we do, I bet it will become a go-to quick school day breakfast. It’s honestly as easy as pouring a bowl of cereal and so much better for you. It makes a killer snack, as well.

This isn’t a recipe as much as an assembly. Here’s the deal:

  • Start with canned (or fresh if you’ve made it for the holiday) pumpkin puree. Stir in maple syrup and your favorite pumpkin spices (e.g., cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom) to taste. You can add a dash of vanilla extract, too.
  • Layer the flavored pumpkin puree with plain or vanilla yogurt in a bowl or glass. If using vanilla yogurt: As you’re mixing maple syrup into the pumpkin, keep in mind that the yogurt will add sweetness, too—you may want to use less. Dairy-free yogurt will work well in this breakfast, as well.
  • Top with granola (gluten-free granola works) or, if you don’t have any, chopped nuts. You can also sprinkle chia seeds, ground flax and/or wheat germ for a nutritional boost that adds goodness without taking away tastiness.

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That’s it. If you really want to get things in order, you can mix the pumpkin puree a day or two ahead of time. Otherwise, trust me that you’ll have time to whip up this healthy breakfast recipe before you dig into to holiday cooking, traveling or whatever else you plan on doing Thanksgiving day.

One Response

  1. Sarah Greene says:

    Wow, great breakfast. I can’t think of anything better than pancakes for breakfast. The problem is that there is no time to make them in the morning during the week, where you’re in a hurry to get to work on time. But it’s absolutely perfect for a weekend treat. Thanks for sharing

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