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Fresh & Fit Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Parfait

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Maine chapter.


  • Fresh & Fit Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Parfait with Gingersnap Pecan Streusel
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup gingersnap crumbs
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt



Bring the quinoa, water and cinnamon to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes and set aside

Mix the gingersnap crumbs, sugar, pecans and butter util it forms crumbs, spread in a single layer over a baking pan and bake in a preheated 350F oven until lightly golden brown, about 7-10 minutes and set aside

  • Mix the pumpkin puree with the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and set aside
  • Place 1/4 cup of yogurt into 4 large glasses and top with 1/4 cup quinoa and 1/4 cup of pumpkin, repeat with a another set of layers an top off with a tablespoon of the pecan streusel



Recipe Courtesy: http://www.closetcooking.com/2…