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Pumpkin Parfait with Pecan Granola

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This pumpkin parfait is sweet enough for dessert, but light enough for breakfast! It features Greek yogurt, pumpkin spice filling, and pecan granola.



For the pecan granola

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

For the pumpkin parfaits

  • 16 ounces (2 cups) plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. For the granola, melt coconut oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat, then add oats, pecans, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. and kosher salt and toast for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add brown sugar and cook until the sugar melts and the oats are golden brown, 2 to 4 more minutes, watching very carefully so that it doesn’t burn. Remove from the heat immediately and pour into a bowl to cool and become crisp. Store in an airtight container until serving.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons maple syrup.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the mascarpone, pumpkin, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, and cloves until fluffy.
  4. To serve, alternate spoonfuls of the yogurt, pumpkin, and granola as desired in serving glasses or small canning jars.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Recipes, Pumpkin Parfait, Greek Yogurt, Parfait, Vegetarian, Pecan, Granola