Transform your plain yogurt into a delightful pumpkin spice treat with this pumpkin yogurt recipe. It's a smart way to use up leftover pumpkin puree and make your yogurt experience even more enjoyable!
We have yogurt at least three times a week for breakfast, and adding some tasty flavors to plain yogurt, like in this strawberry yogurt, truly keeps my kids excited and prevents them from getting bored.
The best part is I can prepare it the night before and add the toppings right before serving (just like with overnight oats), making it an easy and nutritious breakfast or snack for babies and toddlers, especially.
Here are more easy make-ahead breakfast ideas!
And not sure what to do with leftover canned pumpkin? year are some delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes with pumpkin puree!
- Yogurt - use plain Greek yogurt or regular yogurt. I recommend using full fat yogurt(4% or 5%), especially for babies and toddlers as fat plays a critical role in optimal brain development. You can also use vanilla yogurt and leave out the maple syrup and vanilla. Dairy-free yogurt works too!
- Pumpkin puree - be sure to use canned or homemade pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling. You can also use homemade pumpkin puree.
- Pumpkin pie spice - If you can't find this, you can add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg.
- Pure vanilla extract - optional but enhances the flavor of other ingredients and adds a subtle sweetness and depth.
- Pure maple syrup - you can also use honey (not for babies under 1) or date syrup
- Toppings - optional but highly recommended. I love to add some chopped pecans and graham crackers for some crunch and additional flavor.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together until smooth.
- Sprinkle your favorite toppings on top and enjoy!
You can serve this pumpkin yogurt to your baby or child as is or with various toppings like chopped pecans (or other nuts), hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, apples, no added sugar homemade granola, graham crackers, etc.
Or enjoy as a:
- Pumpkin Smoothie - with a splash of milk
- Pumpkin yogurt dip - serve with apple slices, pretzels, graham crackers, red bell peppers, carrots, etc.
- Pumpkin yogurt parfait - add a layer of pumpkin yogurt at the bottom of glass or bowl. Add a layer of crunchy granola, crushed graham crackers, or fruit. Repeat layers.
- Pumpkin yogurt popsicles - simply add to popsicle molds and enjoy like these frozen yogurt bars.
- Pumpkin yogurt toast - spread on whole-grain toast and top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
I like to store ½ cup portions in small airtight container or mason jar. That way I can easily grab one from the refrigerator in the morning along with various toppings.
It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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- 1 cup Greek or regular yogurt
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey or date syrup)
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- chopped pecans, crushed graham crackers
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Sprinkle your favorite toppings on top and enjoy
- Transfer to your favorite containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days.