Everyday Mom's Meals: Jump on the Pumpkin Bandwagon

Friday, September 11, 2015

Jump on the Pumpkin Bandwagon

Pumpkin Spice is everywhere....in every thing! From chapstick (yep I saw that) to coffee creamer, cupcakes and candy...tis the season! Now, I'm not complaining because I have yet to find something pumpkin flavored I didn't like, so I figured why not jump on the bandwagon?

I know many of you share my love of all things "no bake" during the hot summer months, but who says that convenience has to end at Labor Day? I say let's carry it right on through to fall, after all our schedules aren't any less busy, so why not make dessert something we can whip up in no time? Plus, there are still going to be days that are warm enough we don't really want to bake anyway.

Parfaits are a great no bake treat when you don't have much time, but want to impress. Layer anything into a nice dish or glass and it looks so fancy, nobody will care it only took you about 20 minutes!

A couple notes about this recipe. One, if you make your own granola, of course use that instead. I was going for all out help from the store. Secondly, if you can't find the pumpkin spice pudding (it's a seasonal thing) you can easily substitute vanilla, and add pumpkin spice to taste.

I'm all about welcoming fall in the most delicious way, and if that means I need to find more ways to fit pumpkin into recipes, well I'm okay with that too!

Pumpkin Spice Parfaits
12 oz. bag granola with raisins and almonds
1 small box (4 serving) pumpkin spice pudding
1 1/2 c. milk
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Cool Whip
Ground Cinnamon

Combine pudding mix and milk in large bowl. Whisk well. Chill for 10-15 minutes to set. Open bag of granola. Add pumpkin pie spice. Shake well.  In parfait cups, place a couple TBS granola. Top with a couple TBS pudding. Continue layers.Top with Cool Whip. Sprinkle with extra granola and cinnamon.

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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