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Homemade Pumpkin Yogurt – Two Recipe Alternatives


Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Recipe

I fell in love with everything Pumpkin flavored some years ago when I first tried Pumpkin Pie. It was so new to me. I never had anything pumpkin flavored in Chile. It was not a popular flavor. In the United States, however, as soon as September hits, everything and I mean EVERYTHING is pumpkin flavor.  There are cereals, desserts, foods, coffee, candy…everything that you can think is more than likely available in pumpkin. 

My table also looks very Fall-sy, Fall-ish, Otoñal, Autumn-ish. The decoration in our home is also representative of Fall: pumpkins, sunflowers, yellows, oranges, and brown.  More about my Fall table on this post: My Life Giving Table – Fall Edition.

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Usually for snack time, when time permits, I like to make a special snack for the afternoon to go along with our read aloud time.  This time I made Pumpkin Yogurt with banana slices, because we always so many that need to be used up, and crumbled Graham Crackers. 


The process to make this Pumpkin Yogurt was very simple. Too easy, if I may say so.  We had some vanilla yogurt and added pumpkin puree, a bit of cinnamon, and blended the ingredients in our Ninja blender. In the meantime, my children got some Graham Crackers in a ziploc bag to crumble the crackers. Another one cut up some banana slices to garnish the Pumpkin Yogurt. 

You may also like this recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe 

As you can see, the process was very simple and it was delicious. As I was trying to write down the recipe that day, my children asked for more, so it took quite a while until I was able to sit down again to write down the recipe.  Can we still call it a recipe? You tell me.  Go ahead and make it. Let me know how you like it! 


Ingredients to make Pumpkin Yogurt using Flavored Yogurt 


  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Banana slices
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Cinnamon
  • Graham Crackers


Steps to make Pumpkin Yogurt


Blend yogurt, pumpkin puree, and cinnamon until desired consistency. Serve, Top it with banana slices and crumbled Graham Crackers.  



Ingredients to make Pumpkin Yogurt using Plain Yogurt 


Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Recipe


Blend yogurt, pumpkin puree, and frozen bananas until desired consistency. This way you will have a natural sweetener (the bananas), your yogurt will be mostly natural flavors this way. Very healthy. 


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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe 

A staple recipe at home in Chile was the banana milk that my Mama used to make for me. I can remember countless of times when she was standing in the kitchen holding a fork and a banana on a plate ready to mash it for my milk. Back then, the word “smoothie” was not part of our regular vocabulary but that was basically what she was making. 

Fast forward to present day. I have 4 children and I am very much into making traditional recipes from home and adapting them to suit our family.

Living in the United States, I have literally become a peanut butter fanatic. I mean, seriously, peanut butter is so tasty and I can get additional vitamins and iron into our diet with just a couple of tablespoons. 

For this recipe, I only used 3 ingredients. I usually have these available as they are some of my staple items I keep in regular stock at home. 

Since bananas ripen quickly, I store them in ziplock bags and freeze them to use in smoothies.  My Dad jokingly tells me that I must have a banana tree somewhere. 
Alright, so to make this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie I take out 1 1/2 to 2 frozen bananas. Then I pour a glass of milk and 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. The amount of peanut butter you choose to use is totally up to you. 

The Ninja blender, one of my favorite appliances, is so perfect for blending the frozen bananas. It is such a powerful machine, 1500 watts! 


  • 1 1/2 – 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 glass cup milk
  • 1 -1/2 tbsp peanut butter 
  • save some peanut butter to pour over the top


Blend all ingredients and serve. Enjoy a chilled healthy peanut butter banana smoothie.


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