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Pumpkin Parfaits – Cooking with Kids!

As you know I am pretty obsessed with anything pumpkin. I use it throughout the whole year, not just the fall. I love adding it to oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, and even the egg mixture to french toast. The possibilities are endless, especially when you want to cook with kids. One of the easiest after school snacks my kids like to make is Parfaits. On the weekends (because weekday mornings can get hairy) the kids make Parfaits for breakfast.

Mini Chef Mondays Pumpkin Parfaits finished products

If you have little ones that are just starting out in the kitchen parfaits are a perfect choice. It’s all about following directions, using those fine motor skills when mixing and even learning some pre-language skill with patterning of the graham cracker, yogurt and pumpkin.  Regardless of what you cook with your kids it’s best to have everything organized on a cutting board or mat. Have child size utensils to make it easier for them to use.

Mini Chef Mondays Pumpkin Parfaits mixing

When making parfaits have small bowls with each ingredient in them and a spoon in each so your child can easily place the ingredients in their cup. You can do different variations of a parfait if pumpkin isn’t your thing, here are some of my favorite combos.

Mini Chef Monday Pumpkin Parfaits

Mixed Berries with Greek Yogurt and cooked Oatmeal

Banana Granola with Banana Yogurt

Sweet Potato Banana with Pudding

Pumpkin Banana with Caramel Yogurt

Berries, Granola with Chocolate Yogurt

 

 Pumpkin Parfaits – Cooking with Kids! 

Pumpkin Parfaits - Cooking with Kids!
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Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 1
 
4oz Pumpkin (plain not pie filling) 4oz vanilla pudding or yogurt (we used vanilla yogurt) 1 Graham Cracker Sheet ½ teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 8oz clear cup small cups for pumpkin and yogurt w/ spoons Baggie for Graham cracker
Ingredients
  • 4oz Pumpkin (plain not pie filling)
  • 4oz vanilla pudding or yogurt (we used vanilla yogurt)
  • 1 Graham Cracker Sheet
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 8oz clear cup
  • small cups for pumpkin and yogurt w/ spoons
  • Baggie for Graham cracker
Instructions
  1. With your hands or back of a spoon smash graham cracker into tiny pieces, make sure the baggie is sealed tight.
  2. Start the layers in the 8oz cup - sprinkle enough graham cracker crumbs to cover the bottom of the cup
  3. Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to pumpkin puree
  4. Add ½ of the yogurt
  5. Add ½ of the pumpkin
  6. Keep layering until you reach the top
  7. Last layer should be graham cracker

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I am hosting Mini Chef Mondays along with 11 fabulous bloggers!

Be sure to check out each of their Mini Chef posts as well. We would love it if you would share your Mini Chef posts with us each week, too! Follow along socially and join in on the fun by using our hashtag #MiniChefMondays to share creations your mini chef created in the kitchen. Additionally, if you have a kid-friendly recipe that kids can easily recreate link up! Don’t have a blog? Share the URL of your instagram photo in our linky below.

  1. Stuffing Muffins – Traditional Bread Stuffing Recipe // Courtney’s Sweets
  2. Thanksgiving Cornucopia Snack Mix // Momma Lew
  3. Jello Cranberry Cookies for the Holidays // Baby Loving Mama
  4. Sweetly Roasted Pumpkin Seeds // We’re Parents
  5. Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies // Frugal Novice
  6. Cooking With Kids Daniel Tiger Snack // Eating Richly
  7. Kid Friendly Egg in a Hole // Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps
  8. Berrylicious French Toast Casserole // Step Stool Chef
  9. Pear Coffee Cake // Vegging at the Shore
  10. Strawberry Glazed Mini Chocolate Donuts // Mom’s Messy Miracles
  11. Pumpkin Parfaits // O’Boy! Organic
  12. The Best Banana Bread Recipe // Can’t Google Everything

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6 Responses to Pumpkin Parfaits – Cooking with Kids!

  1. Lindsey November 10, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    Love this idea!! Can’t wait to try thank you for sharing <3

  2. Sarah Honey November 11, 2015 at 9:12 am #

    Yum! Looks delish!

  3. Mollie November 11, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    I, too am obsessed with pumpkin (we’re actually making pumpkin muffins at my house this morning since the kids are out of school). This looks fantastic and I love how you articulate how to make these with kids. THANK YOU!

  4. Megan November 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    These look really yummy and i love that I can get my kids involved too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jennifer November 11, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    Love anything pumpkin! And love seeing how the kids are helping. They really need those life skills!

  6. Jeanine @MommyEntourage November 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Cute and yummy seasonal treat!

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