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Spicy Pumpkin Parfaits Make Perfectly Portioned Breakfasts for Fall

Spiced-up pumpkin parfaits layered in Mason jars are the perfect make-ahead fall treat.
Spicy Pumpkin Parfaits Make Perfectly Portioned Breakfasts for Fall
Blaine Moats

This spicy fall-inspired parfait smells like pumpkin pie and holiday spices, and it'll brighten up any breakfast spread or snack time during the cooler months.

When it comes to granola, some say homemade is always better (and fresher!). If you want to kick this delicious parfait into high gear, try using one of our recipes and make a delicious homemade granola that suits your dietary needs and taste buds, like this paleo granola, keto granola, a healthy honey-pecan-cherry granola, or a dessert-like cranberry-orange granola. Don't have the time to make it from scratch? We've got you covered with this list of best gluten-free supermarket granola options.

Layering parfaits in pint-size canning jars like Mason jars is a genius way to prep your meals the day before and store them sealed in the refrigerator for up to three days. The jar can double as a to-go container as well, so you can enjoy your pumpkin parfait anywhere. Want more ideas on to-go meals you can make in a jar? Try these delicious oatmeal and salad recipes, too.

These parfaits can be a healthy breakfast addition to the season, and they can even sub in as a healthier pumpkin pie alternative for when you want to treat your sweet tooth without the added sugar. Plus, thanks to a kick of heat from cayenne pepper, these parfaits are perfect for spice lovers! Trust us, there's nothing boring about these pumpkin parfaits.

Nutrition: 278 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated), 66 mg sodium, 24 g sugar, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 15-oz can pumpkin
2 cups vanilla-flavor fat-free Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp orange zest
1 1/2 cups granola with pumpkin seeds
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
4 tsp pure maple syrup

How to Make It

1. In a bowl, stir together pumpkin, 1/2 cup of the yogurt, and cinnamon. In another bowl, stir together the remaining yogurt and orange zest. In a third bowl, toss together the granola and cayenne pepper.

2. In four pint-size canning jars or parfait glasses, layer half of the pumpkin mixture and a third of the granola. Top with the yogurt mixture, another third of the granola, and the remaining pumpkin mixture. Finish with the remaining granola and drizzle with maple syrup.

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