Healthy Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Layered with pumpkin, Greek yogurt, and almond butter, this healthy yogurt parfait recipe is the ultimate easy Fall breakfast idea. Get it now. 

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Healthy pumpkin yogurt parfaits are a crunchy, creamy, and quick Fall breakfast recipe idea.

Need an easy Fall breakfast that you can whip up quickly in the morning? Then you’ve come to the right place!

This healthy pumpkin yogurt parfait recipe requires just 4 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree that you have from baking. 

Kid-friendly and easily customizable based on taste preferences and health goals, these healthy pumpkin yogurt parfaits are the perfect healthy Fall breakfast for busy mornings!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick to make.
  • Requires just 4 ingredients.
  • Easily customizable. 
  • Kid-friendly. 
Almond butter drizzle on top of healthy pumpkin yogurt parfait

Are yogurt parfaits healthy?

Yogurt parfaits can be healthy, but they can also be packed with added sugar. 

Depending on the recipe, some parfaits are loaded with sugar thanks to using sweetened yogurt, high sugar granola, and concentrated jams rather than fresh fruit. 

But that doesn’t mean a healthy yogurt parfait recipe isn’t possible. Here are the keys to making your recipe a healthy and filling breakfast: 

  • Use plain Greek yogurt rather than sweetened. Whole fat varieties will also be more filling than 0% fat. 
  • Use fresh or frozen fruit instead of jams, preserves, or marmalades. 
  • Pick a cereal or granola that’s low in added sugars. 

For this recipe we’re actually skipping the fruit altogether and using vitamin A-rich pumpkin puree instead. 

>>Curious about the nutritional benefits of pumpkin? Find out in my ingredient guide on pumpkin!

Can you reduce the sugar in this recipe even further? 

You sure can! 

While there are natural sugars in the yogurt and pumpkin, you can control how sweet your yogurt parfait is by using a mix of nuts and seeds instead of a granola or breakfast cereal. 

Of course, you could also use a lower sugar cereal, like Original Puffins, too. 

Layered healthy pumpkin yogurt parfaits

Ingredients Used to Make Healthy Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits

  • Pumpkin puree: Canned or homemade. Sweet potato puree will also work, it’ll just be a bit sweeter. 
  • Plain Greek yogurt: The higher the fat, the creamier your parfait will be. You can also use Icelandic yogurt instead. If you want a little more sweetness, you can use part vanilla or pumpkin-spiced yogurt mixed with the plain. 
  • Almond butter: You can also use cashew or hazelnut butter too. Peanut butter will work, it’ll just have a more overpowering flavor. Look for an unsweetened almond butter to keep the sugar content low.
  • Granola or cereal: Look for brands that are lower in sugar like Bear Naked, KIND, or Purely Elizabeth Granola. You can also use cereal like Barbara’s Original Puffins. I’ll sometimes use Kashi GoLean Crunch as I like that it’s higher in protein. 

Healthy ways to use up leftover pumpkin puree

Still have more pumpkin puree leftover? Here are some healthy ways to use up your leftover pumpkin puree: 

Can you freeze pumpkin puree?

Yes, you can freeze pumpkin puree. Simply place it in a freezer-safe container (I like using these herb freezing trays) and store for up to 4 to 5 months. 

It can be helpful to save the puree in measured amounts, such as 2 tablespoons or ¼ cup. This way you won’t have to thaw it all out at once. 

More healthy yogurt parfait recipes to try 

Want more parfait ideas? Here are some flavor combinations to try:

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Healthy Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Layered with pumpkin, Greek yogurt, and almond butter, this healthy yogurt parfait recipe is the ultimate easy Fall breakfast idea.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Healthy pumpkin breakfast recipe, Healthy Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait
Servings: 2
Calories: 330kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt can also use a lightly sweetened vanilla or pumpkin-spiced Icelandic-style yogurt
  • ½ cup granola or crunchy cereal
  • 2 tablespoons natural almond butter
  • Optional: pumpkin chia, or hemp seeds for extra crunch and nutrition

Instructions

  • Set out two parfait glasses or small bowls. Layer pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt in each glass. Option to add almond butter next followed by the granola, or microwave the almond butter until soft and drizzle it over the top of the granola. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

Nutrition for ½ recipe: 330 calories, 20 grams fat (6 grams saturated), 29 grams carb, 6 grams fiber, 17 grams sugar, 15 grams protein
*Nutrition calculated using whole fat Greek yogurt and Kashi Go Cinnamon Crisp Cereal.

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