Pumpkin Parfait

Pumpkin Parfait

Creating a quick and simple Pumpkin Parfait has been on my to-do list for a few weeks now.  The snow is coming down pretty hard today… it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. and my angel girl is napping.  Perfect time to create and eat.     This Pumpkin Parfait would have been my #1 priority if I would have known how amazingly creamy, soft, and light it would turn out.  The added crunch and sweetness from the granola and pecans really compliment the pumpkin mousse.   Nature’s Path has a great granola with pumpkin and flax seeds.  I’m a big fan!  This is the same granola used in my Pear Apple Granola Muffins.  I don’t want to bore you with all the great nutrition facts, so I’ll just focus on the crunchy, crisp, like-candy flavor.  It also adds sweetness to the parfait without needing to add sugar.  Definitely recommend having some on hand.   PrintPumpkin Parfait Ingredients1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp pumpkin spice seasoning 2 cups natural granola 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)InstructionsIn a small bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, yogurt, honey, and pumpkin spice. Refrigerate until you're ready to make parfaits. In a separate bowl, combine granola and pecans. In 4 small wine glasses (or any size you would like), fill each with 1/4 cup granola mixture at the bottom. Spoon 1/4 cup of yogurt pumpkin mixture into glass. Repeat layers until full. Serve immediately for best results. 3.1http://www.nodietsallowed.com/pumpkin-parfait/       Well, I’ve already eaten two of these parfaits since writing this post.  I was...
Easy Peach Crisp

Easy Peach Crisp

PrintEasy Peach Crisp Ingredients4 large peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2 inches slices 1/4 cup plus 2 tsp brown sugar, divided 1 tsp cinnamon, divided 1 cup whole oats (rolled or instant.... rolled oats makes it chewier.) 1 cup natural granola (I use Nature's Path Organic FlaxPlus) 2 Tbs cold butter, sliced into thin piecesInstructionsPreheat oven to 425. Place sliced peaches in an 8 in x 8 in glass baking dish. In a small bowl, combine 2 tsp brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle over peaches and gently stir to coat peaches with cinnamon sugar. In a medium-sized bowl, combine oats, granola, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Sprinkle granola mixture evenly over peaches. Evenly slice butter on top of granola mixture. Baked on middle rack for about 20 minutes until top is golden brown. Serve...
Mini Parfait

Mini Parfait

This is easy and simple to put together.  Just combine 1 cup Greek yogurt or soy yogurt, 3/4 cup organic granola , and as many fresh berries as you would like!  Mix together and enjoy!   Tips on yogurt:  Read the ingredients!  The longer the ingredients list, the more calories you get and the less yogurt nutrition.   Tips on granola: Read the ingredients or make your own! Granola looks and sounds like it’s healthy, but some types contain a lot of fat and sugar, which results in a higher calorie count. Granola is relatively simple to make.  I loved these healthy granola recipes and ideas!  ...

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