Okay, so please tell me I’m not the only person in the world who cannot eat a parfait, or even say the word parfait, without quoting the Shrek movie…I’m not, right? “Ain’t nobody ever said they didn’t want no parfait…”
Anyway, I love breakfast food. It’s my favorite meal of the day – evident by my 132+ breakfast pins. Sure, lunch and dinner are cool – but breakfast is where it’s AT. There’s just something about seeing a picture of Banana Stuffed French Toast or Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Rolls that makes my heart go pitter-pat.
So, I dreamed this concoction up in my sleep – which is where I create recipes…in my sleep. Or in the shower. Both of those. All you need is vanilla yogurt, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, granola, maple syrup and a banana…that’s IT. That should be stuff you have around all the time anyway. A house without maple syrup just isn’t a home.
First we’re going to make pumpkin yogurt. How do we do that? We mix up some vanilla yogurt, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. The beauty about these is that you can make 1 or you can make 50…and you might want 50 after you eat your one. I’m just sayin’. I know I’m not the only famished breastfeeding woman out there.
Mix up your yogurt and put it in the bottom of a pretty glass. Parfaits should only be eaten in pretty glasses…it makes them taste better.
Plop some granola on the top of that stuff. I only used a total of ¼ cup…but that’s just because that was all I had left in the bag. Empty bag of granola = sad Stacy. *Sob*
You can use whatever type of granola you want – homemade or store bought. Maple granola would rock! Cinnamon PB Granola would be fabulous too. Just about anything would work. Granola is like ketchup…it would make dirt taste good. Drizzle some maple syrup over your granola…it helps cut the twang of the pumpkin yogurt.
Lay some sliced banana on top of the granola. We eat a LOT of bananas around here…if I ran out, there would be mutiny. Something about breakfast makes me need a banana.
Repeat your layers one more time.
You should end with one more layer of pumpkin yogurt and top it off with granola. The topping makes it look professional. I like pretty food. It’s a disease.
You’re done! This recipe is excellent for those little tidbits of pumpkin puree you have left over…since some recipes don’t use the whole can of pumpkin, now you have a way to use it up! Make it do or do without. Yeah, that.
Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Parfait
½ cup vanilla yogurt
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ cup granola
½ banana, sliced (eat the other part…you know you want to)
In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, pumpkin, and spice. Stir well. In the bottom of a glass, layer a 1/3 of the yogurt. Top with 1/3 of the granola and ½ of the maple syrup. Lay ½ of the banana slices on top. Repeat layers. End with remaining 1/3 of yogurt and granola.
Yield – 1 serving