A few weeks ago we had our house painted and changed the door color from varnished wood to a beautiful mellow orange. Our house is a creamy khaki color with deep olive green trim, so the orange door is the perfect compliment. However every time I see that door I start craving pumpkin products! Hopefully this is just a passing phase for fall or my diet is in trouble :)
That leads me to today's tasty dessert: pumpkin pie parfaits! The parfaits are made with sweetened pumpkin puree and vanilla yogurt topped with granola, so they're fairly healthy (unless you add a heaping spoonful of chocolate chips to the top, like I do!).
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp reduced-fat milk
1/4 cup sugar
18 oz. low-fat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup granola with raisins
chocolate chips, optional
In a bowl, stir together the pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, milk, and sugar. Layer the pumpkin and yogurt in 6 small glasses or ramekins. Sprinkle the tops with granola and serve with a bowl of chocolate chips on the side.
Recipe adapted from the Sprouts grocery flyer.
What's your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?