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Pumpkin Yogurt with Spiced Granola

Pumpkin Yogurt with Spiced Granola
The other day at the store, I was browsing the yogurt aisle when I discovered a beautiful thing. There was this little orange carton on the shelf…it just seemed to be radiating a glow of goodness. It was labeled “Chobani Pumpkin Spice Blend,” and the pumpkin picture on the front was literally screaming at me: “TAKE ME HOME!” So I did.

Oh my goodness. It was the most delicious, creamy, fall-infused yogurt I’ve ever had. So of course, I had to try and re-create my own homemade version, because that’s just what I do. Once I had that one figured out, I realized it was missing something…some crunchy spiced granola to go on top!

Pumpkin Yogurt with Spiced Granola
The granola is made with coconut oil and cinnamon for a distinct flavor…and my favorite part is the crunchy bits of chopped pecans and pepita seeds that are oh so yum mixed into the homemade pumpkin yogurt. Mmmmm. Pumpkin week is just getting better and better.

After making this yogurt, I had the idea to turn it into a creamy, yogurty smoothie. So, I added a couple simple ingredients and voila! A pumpkin smoothie topped with spiced granola. Two thumbs up to smoothies for breakfast!

Pumpkin Yogurt with Spiced GranolaPumpkin Yogurt with Spiced Granola

Pumpkin Yogurt with Spiced Granola

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 3 cups granola, yogurt serves 2


    Pumpkin Yogurt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (heaping) canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • Spiced granola
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup pepita seeds
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup


    Pumpkin Yogurt
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir well until combined.
  2. Spiced Granola
  3. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees
  4. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well until combined.
  5. Spread granola on a baking sheet and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven but don't stir so the granola can cluster up. Allow to cool to room temperature and store in an air-tight container for up to three days.


*To make this a pumpkin smoothie, combine all ingredients for the yogurt with 1 frozen banana and a handful of ice cubes in a blender. Mix until well combined and top with spiced granola.

Want more pumpkin recipes? Check out yesterday’s Pumpkin Pancakes with Vanilla Nutmeg Syrup! 

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  • Reply Christine | Vermilion Roots October 10, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Stirring pumpkin puree into yogurt is such a brilliant idea! My kind of breakfast. I look forward to waking up to a hearty breakfast like this every morning.

    • Reply Sarah October 10, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Thanks! It’s seriously become my go-to breakfast for the past two weeks 🙂

  • Reply Cami October 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Umm yes please, can’t wait to try this!

    • Reply Sarah October 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Hope you like it!

  • Reply Smruti | Herbivore Cucina October 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    This is so amazing!! Pinned it right away.

    • Reply Sarah October 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Thank you so much!! It’s so nice to get supportive feedback. ?

  • Reply BertieMw October 15, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I am a lover of good food and these look so ymmy and I will be back to gather up some of your awesome recipes. Thank you

    • Reply Sarah October 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you like the recipes!

  • Reply Sam - Journo and the Joker October 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Coconut oil and cinnamon are two of my all time favourite flavours. But pumpkin in yoghurt – would just never have thought to try it. I have to say I am still unsure about it but I’d be willing to give it a try. So many interesting flavour combinations to try.

    • Reply Sarah October 15, 2015 at 11:42 pm

      If you like pumpkin, I really think you’ll like the yogurt! It’s basically like eating a yogurty pumpkin pie with crunchy granola on top! If you do give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think of it!

  • Reply Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie October 15, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I haven’t made granola in so long and now I am thinking I might just have to whip this granola up! I am sure my apartment would smell heavenly while it is baking. Just pinned to make soon 🙂

    • Reply Sarah October 15, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      Oh my goodness right? Just the smell of homemade granola baking in the oven is worth the effort. Thanks for pinning! Hope you enjoy it ?

  • Reply Joe & Siri October 15, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I love pumpkin season. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe 🙂

    • Reply Sarah October 15, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      Yes pumpkin season is the best isn’t it? So many yummy recipes to try! Thanks for reading ?

  • Reply Chanelle October 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Looking forward to featuring this in the Pumpkin and Pinterest series. Looks so good.

    • Reply Sarah October 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks Chanelle! Hope you enjoy and thanks for pinning!

  • Reply anastassia October 16, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Very beautiful post and very interesting recipe. 🙂

    • Reply Sarah October 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Anastassia! Happy cooking 🙂

  • Reply Wanda October 16, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I love this! And I’m going to be making it soon! Hello from Bakersbeans 🙂

    • Reply Sarah October 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks Wanda! I just checked out your site and it looks like you have some yummy recipes!

  • Reply Ally October 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    You had me at “fall infused”!

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