Pumpkin Yogurt with Chocolate Walnut Granola

Another amazing way to enjoy pumpkin and chocolate - this fall recipe only takes 20 minutes to make!
Am I the only one who goes to the grocery store at bizarre times? I’ve found myself going at 7am on a sunday morning and 9:45pm on a friday night. When I head to the store on a friday night, I’m thinking, ‘Uhh, shouldn’t I have plans? I’m only 25!’ But, I think I have a whole lotta grandma-ness in me. I get up early, I go to bed early, I wear a bazillion layers all the time because I am cold. What’s another thing that makes me like a grandma? The sun blinds me when I’ve driving during sunrise or sunset, and I think I would benefit from some of those HUGE sunglasses. I’m talking about the kind that have plastic edges all around them, ensuring that no light will get in. Take a look here.

Yesterday an infomercial came on TV for a product called the EZ View and I got so excited because I will not be needing a pair of those grandma glasses! The infomercial had me totally hooked and I realized that the EZ View is the best invention! It’s a sun visor extender that flips down from your regular visor. I hope it’s not grandma-ish because I really need it for all my grocery store trips. Anyone else want one? We could order in bulk :)

Pair this homemade granola with our 3 ingredient pumpkin yogurt!
Luckily I made it to the store and back, even through all the sun glare, to get the ingredients to make pumpkin yogurt with chocolate walnut granola. Whatever squinting I had to do was worth it to eat this for breakfast. This delicious fall recipe took me 20 minutes from start to finish, 2 minutes to make the yogurt and about 18 minutes to prep and bake the granola. I decided to bake up some extra granola so we could snack on it throughout the week – since the pumpkin yogurt only takes a minute or two to make, it’s easy to make whenever.

Another amazing way to enjoy pumpkin and chocolate - this fall recipe only takes 20 minutes to make!

Pumpkin Yogurt with Chocolate Walnut Granola

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 1-2

Ingredients

    Pumpkin Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2-3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Chocolate Granola
  • 1 cup oats, steel cut
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 4 tsp oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • dash of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, very good quality like Valrhona
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar

Instructions

    Pumpkin Yogurt
  1. In a small bowl combine the vanilla yogurt, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until well combined. Serves 1-2.
  2. Chocolate Walnut Granola
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine the oats and walnuts. In a smaller bowl, combine the oil, honey, vanilla, cocoa powder and coconut sugar, mix until a paste forms. Pour this into the bowl with oats and walnuts and stir until everything is well combined. Pour the granola mixture onto a baking sheet (easiest if it has sides) and bake for 16 minutes, stirring once.
  4. Serve the pumpkin yogurt with a scoop of chocolate walnut granola.
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Pair this homemade granola with our 3 ingredient pumpkin yogurt!
And when I run out of pumpkin yogurt, I will eat the granola with a spoon :)

30 comments

  1. I am so hungry now. This is an incredible breakfast. Wish I had it right now.

  2. I love going to the supermarket early in the morning or late at night (but especially the morning) – no crowds! This looks delicious!

  3. So now I get to eat pumpkin and chocolate for breakfast?! And I won’t hold it against you that you like infomercials and EZ Views :)

  4. I eat yogurt and granola everday, for real, so I’m basically an expert and I can tell just by looking that I would love this. Pinned!

  5. We LOVE pumpkin yogurt! Love the added protein and crunch from the nuts…

  6. I wish this was my lunch right now!

  7. I am a total granola addict Beth, I absolutely love chocolate and pumpkin together! What a great way to start the morning

  8. Are you making fun of my glasses Beth?

    • Oh Mom! Of course not! You need those big sunglasses because they have to fit over your glasses! :)

  9. Chocolate for breakfast? Count me in! I can’t get enough of granola and it sounds amazing with the pumpkin yogurt :)

  10. Beth, I am such a grandma too! :) This yogurt sounds incredible!!! I would love it, especially with that delicious granola! You’ve outdone yourself.

  11. I’m in love with the chocolate and pumpkin flavor combo! This would make my morning!

    • And it’s great because you can make it once and enjoy it a few times during the week!

  12. I just got a HD Vision visor as a gift – it has one shield for day and one for night. Ever since I had LASIK Surgery I have a really hard time driving at night due to car headlights, so it’s supposed to help!

  13. HA! I can relate to feeling like an old woman….but for me, it’s more like not wanting to leave the house at night, refusing to drive in snow, and yes….always being freezing! If being an old woman means this delicious breakfast, though, I’m IN!!

    • Being from MN, I guess I had to drive with snow for 6 months out of the year, but otherwise I agree with all of those things!

  14. This pumpkin yogurt looks amazing! Love the granola topping, so good!

  15. What kind of oil do you recommend using?

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