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.
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.
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.
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!
- 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
- With your hands or back of a spoon smash graham cracker into tiny pieces, make sure the baggie is sealed tight.
- Start the layers in the 8oz cup - sprinkle enough graham cracker crumbs to cover the bottom of the cup
- Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to pumpkin puree
- Add ½ of the yogurt
- Add ½ of the pumpkin
- Keep layering until you reach the top
- Last layer should be graham cracker
I am hosting Mini Chef Mondays along with 11 fabulous bloggers!
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- Jello Cranberry Cookies for the Holidays // Baby Loving Mama
- Sweetly Roasted Pumpkin Seeds // We’re Parents
- Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies // Frugal Novice
- Cooking With Kids Daniel Tiger Snack // Eating Richly
- Kid Friendly Egg in a Hole // Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps
- Berrylicious French Toast Casserole // Step Stool Chef
- Pear Coffee Cake // Vegging at the Shore
- Strawberry Glazed Mini Chocolate Donuts // Mom’s Messy Miracles
- Pumpkin Parfaits // O’Boy! Organic
- The Best Banana Bread Recipe // Can’t Google Everything