I can’t even believe that we’re heading so quickly into autumn. The summer has gone so fast! I haven’t done half the things that I wanted to do this year! I look on all my friends whose kids are in school, and they make such a huge deal out of summer time because it’s something they wait all year for. My kids are in daycare year round, so it hasn’t really hit me yet that next summer will be our last summer of not having to worry about the new school year. CAH-RAZY!
But I must admit that I do look forward to fall every year. The brilliant colors of the leaves, the gentle breezes, the fact that I get to wear layers again and break out my knee-length boots without sweating my backside off! It is definitely my favorite time of year to get comfy and cozy on the couch and curl up with my littles, just soaking up the atmosphere.
And… like everyone else in the free world… fall means pumpkin. EVERYTHING pumpkin. I can’t get enough of it. Even before it was a THING, it was MY thing. I have canned pumpkin in my pantry all year round. But in the fall… it is perfection.
With that, I have to share with you this amazing pumpkin parfait. A culinary delight to pumpkin-lovers everywhere, this is SO simple to make, but it will knock your socks off. Plus it is SUPER pretty.
Here’s what you need:
Pumpkin flavored Greek yogurt (Chobani and meijer make great ones)
Granola (I love cinnamon granola here, but you can use honey or any other flavor you like)
Pumpkin purée (you can also use the pumpkin pie mixes with all the spices in it)
To begin, stir up your yogurt to make sure it is mixed well. Then scoop half of it into a clear dessert dish. On top, scoop a bit of your pumpkin purée.
On top of the pumpkin purée, sprinkle granola so that it almost covers the top. A helpful hint here: make sure you cover the outer circle so that your layers show through the glass dish.
Repeat each layer again until your dish is filled up. If you’re a fan of pecans, sprinkle a few on top, but it’s great even without them.
This is such a fabulous dish for breakfast, snacking or dessert. Kids and adults seem to love it, and it’s pretty healthy, too! If you want some extra flavor, add a dash of cinnamon into the yogurt before you stir it, or sprinkle a bit on top of the dish.
What is your favorite autumn recipe? Do you have any great pumpkin suggestions? Leave a comment and let me know!