Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pumpkin Yogurt with Granola – an easy “no recipe required” breakfast

This is a super easy breakfast that comes together quickly and doesn’t require a recipe. When we have house guests, some days we prepare elaborate breakfasts and leisurely sit around and drink coffee and visit. Other days everyone is in a hurry to go somewhere and I need something easy.

Enter pumpkin yogurt with granola. It needs no recipe - just mix and taste as you go. Place plain yogurt (low fat is fine & I substituted Greek yogurt) and canned pumpkin in a bowl and sprinkle with a dash of ground cinnamon. Stir, then drizzle with a little maple syrup, or another sweetener of your choice, such as honey or agave syrup. Taste and add more yogurt or pumpkin if you like. Place in an individual bowl and top with some granola, a few fresh berries, and breakfast is served.

I wish I could take credit for this, but the recipe first caught my eye on Kitchen Daily and is from Eating Made Easy. Give this pumpkin yogurt a try the next time you are in a hurry and want something a little different.

This will be shared with Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farms, Miz Helen’s Country Kitchen Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday at Simple Recipes, Foodtastic Friday at Not Your Ordinary Recipes, Clever Chicks at the Chicken Chick, and On the Menu Monday at Stone Gable.

Have a great weekend everyone. 


  1. Talk about easy and delicious Sam!

  2. Thank you Sam. I will enjoy this recipe.

    May you and your dear husband have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2013.

    FlowerLady Lorraine

  3. Pumpkin and Greek Yogurt is a personal favorite of mine. I make a smoothie combining these flavors and love it. Hope you have a lovely Holiday with family and friends.

  4. That must be delicious..never thought of that..
    Meilleurs Voeux de la saison Sam!

  5. Hello,

    Wow! This recipe is awesome and I will definitely try it!

    Happy Holidays!


  6. Well this is just genius!!!

  7. Now, that is such a brilliant idea, thank you for sharing it, Sam!

    I recently bought organic yogurt with chestnut puree. Very good, too.

  8. Sam, what a great idea...I love simple and so tasty, such a beautiful way to start a day.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week.

  9. Sam, this is a wonderful breakfast to wake up to! I should give this a try with some soya flakes I just bought today.

  10. What a delicious combination and perfect flavors for the season!

  11. Sam - You make the prettiest dishes! Even though this is a quickie it still screams special. Any house guest would be thrilled to have this placed in front of them. So incredibly pretty!

    I hope you and Meakin have a wonderful Christmas.

  12. Sure sounds like a healthy breakfast! Merry Christmas Sam:@)

  13. Mmmmm - warming without being warm! Love the combo. Meanwhile, am making your Chicken Marbella for Christmas Eve (for 36).

  14. Adding pumpkin to my grocery list; what a great breakfast for Christmas morning!It looks smoothy good.

  15. This is such a great breakfast!! I'm making this for myself Christmas morning!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  16. I love this idea Sam. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  17. Looks delicious Sam, all it needs is a fried egg on top. :-)

  18. This sounds fantastic. I love pumpkin and this is a great new way to eat this healthy food. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas to you!

  19. Hi Sam,
    Yogurt and Granola with fruit is one of my favorite breakfast and I have it often, I love the idea of Pumpkin Yogurt. This looks so delicious and healthy.

    Thank you so much for your visits to Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

  20. Love the idea of having this dish for breakfast, especially with the pumpkin!

  21. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:
    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  22. That is simple! Elegant and healthy too!

    Sam, Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  23. I love the way this looks Sam. A great recipe! Merry Christmas to you and Meakin!

  24. Brillant Sam, I have a can of pumpkin and I don't feel like baking anything with it. I'm going to give your yogurt a try. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday and Merry Christmas to you.

  25. That looks both healthy and delicious, Sam!

    I'm dropping by to wish you and Meakin a very Merry Christmas. Hope it's filled with all the joy and wonder and sparkle your hearts can hold.

    Love to you...



  26. What a great idea! I'm going to try this over the holidays, because as usual, I've bought more canned pumpkin than I need! Happy Holidays, Sam!

  27. Sounds yummy!
    One more recipe on list of "gotta try this recipe". I just wonder if it's easy to find canned pumpkin after the holidays as that's something I have never looked for before.

    Thank you Sam :-)

    Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)


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