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Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait

This Pumpkin and Quinoa Parfait Is the Perfect Post-Workout Breakfast

Packed with protein, complex carbohydrates, and plenty of dessert-like flavor, this healthy breakfast recipe celebrates your love of pumpkin pie — any time of the year — but not at the expense of nutrition. If you have leftover cooked quinoa, this breakfast comes together in minutes.

Instead of a sugary pumpkin pastry full of refined carbs that makes your blood sugar spike and leaves you feeling hungry soon after you eat, this quick and easy 322-calorie hearty breakfast offers 25 percent of your daily fiber and nearly 15 grams of protein to keep you satisfied all morning long. It's the perfect post-workout breakfast that still feels like a sweet indulgence.

Pumpkin Quinoa Parfait

From Lizzie Fuhr, POPSUGAR Fitness

Notes

I used plain yogurt for my breakfast parfait, but use vanilla or maple to make it taste even more like a treat!

Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup quinoa, cooked
    3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1/2 cup yogurt of your choice
    1 tablespoon chopped apples, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Mix cooked quinoa, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Layer your parfait in a small glass of your choice. Begin with the pumpkin-quinoa mixture, then add the yogurt of your choice, reserving about 2 tablespoons. Then, layer the rest of your quinoa mixture, and top off with the remaining yogurt.
  • Garnish with chopped apples or Fall fruit of your choice, and enjoy!

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
332
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