Nice and Easy Pumpkin Parfait

I came across this idea on a health website and it was elaborate and had some fancy ingredients that I didn’t have and didn’t see a purpose in buying so I did a makeshift of a few other recipes jumbled into one.  I’m sure that those that have been following me notice that I do this a lot.  If you can’t find what you are looking for gain inspiration from other ideas and recipes and create your own.  The first half will be for the graham cracker crumble.  That recipe is cited and the recipe for the pumpkin/yogurt mixture was altered but also cited.

Personally, I think these would make great little Halloween party treats.  Get some small 4 – 8 oz clear plastic cups to divide everything into.  Of course you want want to double or even triple the recipe for the yogurt and pumpkin mixture.  Possibly double the graham cracker crumble.  Here she is!

Graham Cracker Crumble:

Ingredients

2 graham crackers, crumbled

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 dash salt

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a small baking pan.

In a small bowl, mix together crumbled graham crackers, brown sugar and cinnamon. Combine melted butter and vanilla, then stir in. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle white sugar and salt over the top.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

This was taken from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/graham-cracker-crunch-topping/

And then the parfait part:

Ingredients

1/2 cup pumpkin puree*
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Dash of clove
1 1/2 tsp milk
2 tsp sugar
6 oz vanilla Greek yogurt

Graham cracker crumble

Graham cracker crumble

Directions

In a small bowl, stir together pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, milk and sugar.
In small bowls layer the pumpkin mixture and yogurt. Sprinkle with graham cracker crumble.

This was borrowed and reworked from: http://organicgardensnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/11/quick-easy-pumpkin-parfait.html

*If anyone is unaware as to how to make your own pumpkin puree from a pumpkin see this wonderful website: http://www.pickyourown.org/pumpkincooking.php

I don’t strictly use pie pumpkins I use the big jack-o-lantern pumpkins as well.  They aren’t as sweet but sugar is always an option!

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