Almond Butter and Pumpkin Parfait

Almond Butter and Pumpkin Parfait

These parfaits came about from having a small amount of canned pumpkin leftover. As it wasn’t enough to really bake with, I figured I’d throw it in with my yogurt and almond butter for breakfast instead of fruit. This parfait is like eating dessert for breakfast, if dessert was full of healthy fats, oats, protein, and nutrient-dense pumpkin.

This wasn’t a planned post – which explains why the pictures aren’t my best. I thought about remaking these, taking good pictures, and then sharing, but I just couldn’t wait. Especially with today being the first post for October, I had to make sure that you had the perfect breakfast recipe to celebrate the heart of Fall.

The measurements for this recipe are very loose, so feel free to add a little more or a little less of each. For the granola, I went with my go-to brand Bear Naked as I love how low in sugar and yet still tasty their granolas are. My other favorite brand is KIND, but feel free to use any low sugar (I’m talking <6 grams per ¼ cup) granola – or better yet make your own!

Almond butter granola pumpkin parfait

While you could use peanut butter, I highly recommend sticking with the almond butter as the combo of pumpkin and almond butter is so perfectly Fall-ish. For Bry’s parfait I also added a teaspoon of maple syrup, which really makes these parfaits taste like pumpkin pie, but I found the granola provided enough sweetness.

I think I’ve mentioned on the blog before that I never cared that much about October until I met my husband. Not only is it his birthday month, but he just gets so into the Halloween and Fall spirit, that it’s now hard to imagine this month without Halloween light-up houses all around our apartment, apple cider donuts, and plenty of scary movies.

So here’s a toast to delving into almond butter, pumpkin-goodness all month long!

Almond butter, granola, and greek yogurt in a mason jar

Almond Butter and Pumpkin Parfait

This parfait is like eating dessert for breakfast, if dessert was full of healthy fats, oats, protein, and nutrient-dense pumpkin.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Butter, Healthy breakfast, Parfait, Pumpkin Pancakes
Servings: 2 parfaits
Calories: 302kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt I recommend using 2% or full fat
  • ¼ – ½ cup pumpkin puree depending on preference and/or how much you have leftover from other pumpkin recipes
  • 2 tablespoons natural almond butter
  • ½ cup granola I like BearNaked or Elizabeth’s

Instructions

  • Divide ingredients between two jars. Eat right away or place in fridge for a quick grab-and-go breakfast the next day.

Notes

Nutrition for ½ of recipe (Based on 2% fat yogurt, ¼ cup pumpkin, and BareNaked Granola): 302 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 32g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 10g sugar, 19g protein
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I’m Kelli MS, RD, and my mission is to prove that eating healthier doesn’t have to be complicated or restrictive. Follow along to learn more about food and cooking, with an emphasis on breakfast and sweet treats!

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