Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Simple Pumpkin Yogurt: Breakfast or Dessert

pumpkin-yogurt-with-whipped-creamHave you ever heard of pumpkin yogurt?  The two are very good together, especially when they've had time to get it on after a long night in the fridge.

HERE'S ALL YOU NEED
  • 2 cups nonfat French vanilla yogurt 
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin from the can
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • crumbled granola bar for topping
Homemade Whipped Topping
  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
First, get out a medium bowl, mesh strainer, and a cheesecloth or tea towel. Line the strainer with the cloth and set on top of the bowl.  Place the yogurt in the cloth, cover and refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.
Place the thickened yogurt into a medium bowl and add the pumpkin, sugar and spice.  Stir well and allow the flavors to come together at least an hour or better, overnight.
Now, you can stop right here. Sprinkle the pumpkin yogurt with granola and have a lovely, healthy snack or holiday breakfast treat.
OR you can keep going and make a creamy dessert. Using an electric mixer to whip up the heavy cream on a high speed until it starts to thicken, add in sugar and vanilla.  Continue to whip until soft peaks form.
For a light creamy touch, just add a dollop of whipped cream to the top of your yogurt.
For full on I don't care about the fat calories, line the bottom of your serving dish with whipped cream, layer on the pumpkin yogurt, top with a dollop of whip, then finish with sprinkling granola on top.

23 comments:

  1. you made me think about it..

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  2. you made me think about it..

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  3. anything with pumpkin is delicious :D

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  4. Pumpkin yogurt? I've never tried it but I have tried pumpkin pie. It was delicious. This recipe should taste good as well.

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  5. yogurt is such a weird textured delight.

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  6. that looks so good...

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  7. Great, you made me craving for a bowl of that!

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  8. That looks so yummy!! I think I will try this for tomorrow.

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  9. I WANT. TO EAT THIS.

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  10. Wow, that looks pretty nice. I've had some interesting yogurt flavors (bostom creme pie, cheesecake, key lime pie) but have not tried yogurt.

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  11. mmm Damn that looks delicious!

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  12. Oh man.. this looks SO great!

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  13. I'm torn. I love pumpkin... but I hate yogurt.

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  14. omg. i'm making this.

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  15. holy god, that looks delicious

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  16. I cringed a little. I'm sure it is good, but...ugh.

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  17. thanks for the recipe, i'm gonna follow ya

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  18. that made me droll

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  19. Looks good. Maybe I'll see if I can make it for thanksgiving.

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  20. Mark me down as "Full on I dont care about the calories."

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