I stole this idea from a friend of mine who brought pumpkin and yogurt parfaits to breakfast meetings in the fall. It's a perfect start to a brisk fall or winter day, with sweet pumpkin, warm spices, and tangy yogurt. —fiveandspice
pumpkin purée (I use canned)
maple syrup, plus more to taste
plain yogurt (or vanilla if you prefer)
Granola for sprinkling on top, if desired
In This Recipe
In a small mixing bowl, stir together the pumpkin, maple syrup, and spices. Taste and add a little more maple syrup if you want.
In a bowl or glass, make alternating layers of the pumpkin-spice mix and the yogurt until you've used them up. Then, sprinkle a little granola on top if you want a touch of crunch. Serve.
I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.