Food Geek Friday: Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Parfait

I loooove fall and even though it's only been a teaser here in Texas, I've been experimenting with all sorts of pumpkin recipes.  The big thing that I know about myself is that I just don't dig on pumpkin in savory recipes.  In sweet recipes, however, I LOVE it.  I'm sure it's really more about the spices than the pumpkin itself.  Even so, ever since I saw this recipe on How Sweet It Is, I've HAD to try it and this morning I finally did.  It makes a pretty quick, easy and healthy breakfast or snack.  With this one, just make however much for your needs and tastes. The following serves one - ish. Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Parfait Inspired by How Sweet It Is

  • Greek yogurt
  • Pumpkin puree
  • maple syrup
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • quinoa
  • cinnamon
  • gingersnap granola for garnish
  1. Prepare quinoa according to directions. Once finished, stir in a dash of cinnamon and place in fridge to cool
  2. While quinoa is in fridge, mix greek yogurt, a few spoonfuls of pumpkin puree and maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice to taste.
  3. In a glass, layer quinoa and pumpkin mixture until glass is full.
  4. Garnish with gingersnap granola and enjoy!