I’m sharing a family favorite on this first official week of fall. This Pumpkin Spice Yogurt recipe is not really a recipe. It’s more of a quick tutorial. If you make a lot of pumpkin-flavored things in the fall (or anytime!) you likely have a half cup of pumpkin here or a cup of pumpkin there leftover. Too often I’d leave the pumpkin sitting around the in fridge. Sometimes it wasn’t quite enough to make another batch of muffins or pancakes or whatever. We decided to mix a bit in with our yogurt one day and rest is history.
Now, we make it as part of our regular fall/winter meal prep. (You can learn about why we eat seasonally here.) You really only need three things to make this. Yogurt. Canned Pumpkin. Pumpkin Pie Spice. (Really cinnamon will do in a pinch!) Our favorite yogurt to use is the Aldi organic whole milk yogurt. We like to mix vanilla and plain, so it’s still slightly sweet but not super sweet. Here are a few variations.
Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Yogurt
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Our favorite way:
-1.5 cups each of
- -organic whole milk vanilla yogurt
- -organic whole milk plain yogurt
- -canned pumpkin
-1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
You can also use all 3 cups of vanilla yogurt instead of half plain and half vanilla. We’ve also done as much as half pumpkin mixed with yogurt. We live life on the wild side here and rarely measure things. You can’t really mess this up!
TIP: If you use all plain yogurt, we like to add maple syrup or honey to slightly sweeten.
dairy-free pumpkin spice yogurt options
We’ve used dairy-free varieties for this as well. Our favorite is the Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk yogurt. Again, it’s unsweetened, so you’ll probably want to use something to sweeten. Easily make this a vegan option with maple syrup. I’ve also used soymilk yogurt and it works great. Oat-based yogurt would probably be fine. We do like coconut milk yogurt, but you’ll be able to taste the coconut, if that bothers you.
pumpkin spice yogurt toppings
You can keep things super simple and just eat this straight out of the containers with no toppings. We do love adding something crunchy. The Aldi Simply Nature Organic Pumpkin Flax granola is a favorite for us. It’s also great with just a handful of raw pecans, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds!
As written, the recipe makes six 6-ounce containers. My favorites containers for this are the wide-mouth half-pint mason jars. (They have them at Walmart for less than $10 too!) One-cup Pyrex bowls with lids are also great for these yogurt cups.
Once you have the ingredients you choose and your containers together, you just mix the yogurt, pumpkin, and spices together and scoop into jars.
A lot of times I just mix right in the yogurt container. Again, if you have a little more or less pumpkin or yogurt, this isn’t a recipe that needs precise measurements to turn out well. 🙂 I also have mixed directly into the meal prep containers.
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Pumpkin Spice Yogurt
- 1.5 cups vanilla yogurt
- 1.5 cups plain yogurt
- 1.5 cups canned pumpkin
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- Mix all ingredients together and scoop into jars or bowls with lids.