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Perfect Pumpkin Parfait

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.

Perfect Pumpkin Puree | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

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)
Pecans (optional)

Perfect Pumpkin Puree | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

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.

Perfect Pumpkin Puree | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

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. 

Perfect Pumpkin Puree | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

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.

Perfect Pumpkin Puree | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

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!

Perfect Pumpkin Puree | A Mother Thing | https://www.amotherthing.com

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Nicole

Tuesday 15th of November 2016

This looks so delicious and healthy enough to eat any time of day. At least for me! :) #HomeMattersParty

angie

Friday 11th of November 2016

all the goodies for the holiday including this one will be at all of our sweet tooth. I have never made this now challenged to do so come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

angie

Friday 11th of November 2016

this sounds so yummy I shared a pumpkin pudding on our blog as well you can see it at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Marie

Thursday 10th of November 2016

Parfaits are always a great idea in my book. A pumpkin one is just perfection. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

Tiffany

Saturday 28th of November 2015

This looks delicious and a perfect treat for Thanksgiving day. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

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