September 9, 2015

Pumpkin Coconut Breakfast Parfait

Yup, I’m posting fall recipes already. You’ll thank me soon enough.

Breakfast has always been tricky for me because I am currently egg free, gluten free, and dairy free. Yogurt with fruit and nuts? No. Eggs and veggies? No. So, it’s been a real trip to find tasty and especially portable options for breakfast. I don’t know about you, but I usually wake up pretty hungry and don’t want to be caught away from home with no options. You’ll be seeing more breakfast options like this one, soon.


As a side note, I used to love getting full fat, plain greek yogurt and mixing in a few heaping tablespoons of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice or just cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts. If you do well with dairy, that’s a delicious option as well!

Here’s my recipe for your Pumpkin Coconut Breakfast Parfait


  • Canned pumpkin puree (not to be confused with pumpkin pie filling)IMG_1715
  • Canned coconut milk
  • Vanilla protein powder (I like Sun Warrior or Pure Paleo Protein)
  • 1 or 2 Tbs chia seeds (more if you like it super thick)
  • 1 Tbs pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • Raisins (optional)
  • Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or walnuts (optional)


  1. Empty contents of coconut milk into blender. Blend and save 2/3rds of it for another time. Keep in fridge for up to 5 days.
  2. In a short fat ball jar (if using immersion blender) or blender, combine the 1/3 coconut milk, 2 heaping tbs of pumpkin puree, chia seeds, 1 scoop protein powder, and spices.
  3. Mix in nuts, seeds, and raisins if using.
  4. Store in fridge overnight, and enjoy in the AM!

Makes a great grab and go snack or breakfast 🙂

You can also make 3 of these at a time and save for later.



  1. Prity October 7, 2015 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Love it as a breakfast option. The only challenge is what to do with the leftover pumpkin.

    • Marit Harney October 7, 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      I either make a few of them at a time, or I eat the pumpkin with cinnamon and raisins for a snack (heated up).
      You could do a 1/2 recipe 🙂

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