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So, the blog-o-sphere pumpkin bug… I may have caught it. The pantry is stocked with about 10 cans – think that’s enough to last all winter?


A few recent favorite recipes include pumpkin chili (be sure to use chili powder, not cayenne pepper!), almond flour pumpkin loaf (devoured… not just by me, though I could have eaten half of it in one sitting!) and Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter (so versatile, including tasty in Greek yogurt). And, for brunch this weekend: gluten-free pumpkin spice pancakes.

My current go-to breakfast: pumpkin Greek yogurt. Can’t.get.enough. It’s creamy with just the right amount of sweetness and crunch. Even better: It takes about five seconds to make, so it’s perfect for a busy morning when you’re rushing to get out the door.

Pumpkin Greek yogurt

  • 1/3 cup 2 percent Fage Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tsp ground flax
  • 2 tsp unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • Drizzle of honey

Mix all together and enjoy!

mix it up.

pumpkin greek yogurt.

A few other thoughts… I use about half of a seven ounce Fage and love the 2 percent because the little bit of fat is more satisfying, filling and creamier. Add as much or as little pumpkin as you like; I like mine a bit more pumpkin-y. My favorite canned pumpkin: Trader Joe’s because it’s a bit thicker and creamier than other brands I’ve tried.

Other delicious stir-ins: slivered almonds, banana, blueberries, Udi’s gluten-free vanilla almond granola or oats.

My apologies for the marginal instagrammed iPhone pics! Food pics are a work-in-progress…

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. OH. YUM. I want this now. I might have to run to the store on my lunch break to pick up the ingredients so I can eat this today for lunch! Thanks, Sis! 🙂

    November 14, 2012
    • You’re welcome, Sis! How did you like it?!

      November 18, 2012
  2. Ellen #

    I have some leftover pumpkin from a recent pie experiment (pumpkin pie inside in a ramekin, so without the crust is a YUMMY dessert!) and am going to try this tomorrow. After reading about the benefits of dairy fat, I have my yogurt with full fat, which is a surprisingly rare find in stores these days, but the richness seems to get rid of my need to add sweetener so I make the effort. Anyway, thanks for the idea. Even if I’d thought of the pumpkin, it never would have occurred to me to add coconut or flax. Love it!

    Hope to see you back at Crossfit one of these days!

    November 14, 2012
    • I want that, Ellen! Yum. Full-fat yogurt IS a tough find. I’ve been meaning to pick up whole Fage at the grocery store; I’m sure it’s even better than 2 percent.

      Hope to see you soon, too! Loving seeing all your travels and pictures! You look so happy 🙂

      November 18, 2012
  3. I also love pumpkin protein shakes and pumpkin oatmeal :). Love pumpkin!

    November 14, 2012
    • Ooo… I haven’t made pumpkin oatmeal! Thanks for the tip, Drea!

      November 18, 2012
  4. I am with you on the pumpkin.

    I tried this brand from Whole Foods and like it better. The texture is a bit smoother/thinner

    November 14, 2012
    • I’ll give that brand a try… thanks, dear!

      November 18, 2012
  5. i am so excited to make pumpkin cheesecake next week.

    November 14, 2012
  6. I just made some pumpkin pancakes last weekend! (egg + pumpkin puree + almond meal)
    I’m totally going to try the yogurt + pumpkin combo!

    November 14, 2012
    • And, I’m totally going to try the pumpkin pancake recipe! 🙂

      November 18, 2012
  7. Gab #

    this pumpkin yogurt looks divine! what an awesome combo 🙂

    November 14, 2012
  8. My other favorite greek yogurt dip is yogurt, agave/syrup, and cinnamon. It is awesome with apples! I love all of these pumpkin recipes. Coutn me in on the trend!

    November 15, 2012
    • That does sound like an awesome combo! Will be trying with apples 🙂

      November 18, 2012
  9. This looks great! I’ll have to try it – as you know, I love anything pumpkin flavored and this seems like a great after-dinner satisfying snack/dessert 🙂 Thanks!

    November 16, 2012
    • You know, I hadn’t even thought of having it for dessert, but it would be perfect! I’m with ya on the pumpkin love 🙂

      November 18, 2012

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