5 Minute Healthy Pumpkin Dessert
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5 Minute Healthy Pumpkin Dessert


Holidays and decadent food go hand and hand. I usually spend hours scouring recipes and drooling over food porn during this time of the year. Nothing beats, listening to Christmas songs in your PJs, curled up on the couch scrolling through images of dishes you wish you could be eating right now or bookmarking them in hopes of making it for the next holiday party or heck for yourself at home on a weekend. 

Pies, tarts, cakes, cookies just to list a few sweet treats that come to mind. And you know what's the worst part of this? How hungry you get afterwards! You start wishing you had some pumpkin pie laying around or some of those amazing salted toffee cookies you saw in that magazine. You may even look through cabinets to find some short term satisfaction but none of those packaged bagged cookies are gonna cut it. 

Well here comes the perfect solution!!! I created a super easy 5 minute dessert that is actually rather healthy compared to the ultra decadent versions of the real thing - A Pumpkin Pie Parfait!

Pumpkin Pie is one of those things my husband loves during the holidays and wished we could have everyday at the house. To satisfy this craving I created a parfait that has all the pumpkin pie flavor packed into one reasonable serving size:) You only need a few common pantry items that you can keep for long periods of time. Below are the ingredients to have on hand so you can whip this up anytime during the holidays to settle your cravings.

Pumpkin Pie Parfait Ingredients:

*Pumpkin Noosa Yoghurt -Pick up a few to keep in your fridge

*Rice Crispies Cereal -1 box to have in your pantry

*Crumbled Ginger Thin Cookies or Graham Crackers - Choose one or have both:)

*Candied Pecans - a bag of these doubles as great little snacks too


1. Simply layer these ingredients as you wish in pretty glasses that are see through. You can even use wine glasses if you like. (Tip: alternate the crispy bits with the yogurt, so 1 layer of crumbled graham cracker, 1 layer of yogurt, then 1 layer of candied pecans and rice crispies, then another layer of yogurt, repeat...)

2. Bonus decorative idea is to garnish with cinnamon sticks.  These work wonders for  holiday house parties or dinners as they take sooo little to make and taste delicious.

About the Author

"I run a business by day, work the kitchen lines at night, switch into blogger mode by midnight and occasionally travel the world to hunt for inspiration" Kathy Fang is chef and co-owner of Fang, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco offering a fresh take on dishes influenced by both Northern and Southern China’s cuisine. The daughter of famed House of Nanking chef/owner Peter Fang, Ms. Fang has emerged from her renowned culinary family to enliven San Francisco’s food scene with her own cuisine at Fang Restaurant located in the city’s South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood. She has contributed and appeared in numerous publications such as Wall Street Journal, Self Magazine, Men's Journal, SF Chronicle, Singtao Daily, Examiner, Munchies, and makes appearances on Food Network, CNN, and Travel Channel. She recently became a two time Chopped Champion.