Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pancakes

A protein-packed recipe for the fluffiest pumpkin pancakes you’ll ever taste.
This is a quick and easy fall-inspired recipe made with spices, Greek yogurt, flour, sugar, maple syrup and pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pancakes

During the fall season, I constantly crave everything pumpkin flavored. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin overnight oats, and pumpkin pancakes.

I was sad to find out that one my favorites had already discontinued their offering of pumpkin pancakes, so I decided to whip up a batch this weekend.

Greek yogurt pumpkin panckes

Filled with fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and pumpkin spice, maple syrup, and greek yogurt, these pumpkin pancakes are a healthy option for you to enjoy one weekend morning. The greek yogurt replaces the butter and the oil in your traditional pancake recipe.

These pancakes are perfect to serve the morning after Thanksgiving  using leftover pumpkin pie filling from the previous night’s dessert.

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pancakes

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pancakes
  1. 2 large eggs
  2. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  3. 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 tablespoon sugar
  8. 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  9. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  10. 1 1/2 cup of almond milk or regular milk
  11. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  12. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  13. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  14. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  15. 1 can of pumpkin puree
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar,salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, pumpkin pie spice.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt.
  3. Head a large nonstick skillet or griddle to medium-heat and spray it well with nonstick cooking spray or coconut oil. Using a ice cream scooper spoon an even amount of the batter onto the pan for each pancake and cook just until bubbles form around the edges of each pancake. For about 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for a minute.Transfer the pancakes to a non-stick baking sheet and place them into a 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Top with butter and maple syrup when ready to serve.
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Kid-Friendly Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Back to school season officially kicked off in Georgia last week. Many kids are heading back to school this month in the southeast. So to help out my mom friends I decided to share this kid-friendly recipe for a berry peach peanut butter yogurt parfait. I love making parfaits for snacks because they are healthy and store well when placed in the refrigerator. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s perfect for the busy mom on the go looking for easy breakfast options or a portable afternoon snack to have after their kids sporting practice. 

Most adults would add granola to their yogurt parfaits. Instead of using granola I swapped it for my favorite organic cereal. Kids love cereal and this is an excellent way to get them to eat something nutritious. I’m also a big fan of eating what’s in season, so I bought what was on sale and chose to use peaches and blackberries as a fruit option. 

To take this parfait recipe to the next level, I added peanut butter to the yogurt to play on the classic childhood favorite, the PB&J. 

This is easy to make and a great project to involve your kids in. Have them help you wash the fruit and layer in the yogurt and cereal. I used love helping my mom in the kitchen as a child. All of the kids as school were also jealous of my lunches because we loved to get creative in the kitchen. A recommendation for keeping these parfaits cool while on the go, place the mason jars in the freezer for our 30 minutes before filling them with the ingredients. This will help keep the yogurt and fruit fresh during transport. 

Check out the berry peach peanut butter yogurt parfait recipe below.

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits
  1. 1 peach, diced
  2. 1/2 cup of blackberries
  3. 1 cup of Cascadian Farms Purely O's
  4. 1 tbsp honey
  5. 2 mason jars
  6. 1 1/2 cup of yogurt
  7. 2 tbsp peanut butter
  1. In a mason jar, layer yogurt, cereal, and fruit. Drizzle top of the fruit with honey.
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Berry Cheesecake Tart

Berry Cheesecake Tart


Berry Cheesecake Tart

Berry Cheesecake Tart

My friends and family and I get together during the summer at least once a month for a barbeque. I’m constantly coming up with new dishes to feed a crowd.

Its Berry Season! Berries have been popping up all over the grocery store produce department in my area on sale lately. I love having mixed berries on waffles, in my yogurt as a snack, and in desserts. 

Today I’m sharing my recipe for a berry cheesecake tart. It is fairly easy to make and is perfect for summer barbeque season. Check out the recipe below.

Berry Cheesecake Tart
  1. 1 cup of washed blackberries
  2. 1 cup of washed blueberries
  3. 1 cup of washed raspberries
  4. 1 cup of greek yogurt
  5. 2 packs of Cream Cheese, soften (I used lactose-free)
  6. 2 cups of sugar
  7. 1 lemon, juiced
  8. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  9. 1 store-brought pie crust.
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Once oven has pre-heated, roll out your pie crust onto your pie or tart shell neatly. Bake pie crust for 15-20 minutes until brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In your mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt,cream cheese,lemon juice, lemon zest, and sugar. Beat on a low speed until batter is combined.
  3. Add the batter to the pie crust and place in the refrigerator for an hour. After hour organize the berries row by row on top of the cheesecake. Place back in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.
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Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus with SunChips

Edamame Hummus with SunChips

Making plans for the Fourth of July? This edamame hummus is the perfect dip to take with you to your next BBQ. 

I love this recipe because it’s so quick and easy to make! In this summer heat, it’s always a benefit when you don’t have to turn on your oven to make a great dish.

All you need to make this delicious dip recipe is edamame, chickpeas,tahini,garlic, lemon juice,fresh herbs, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend them in until they are smooth. Can you believe that all it take? So simple that anyone can make this hummus recipe.

This edamame hummus recipe is healthy and full of flavor!

Pair this dip with veggies, tortilla chips or pita bread. I paired mine with the new SunChips® Tomato Basil and Cheese Veggie Harvest chips. These delicious chips are made with whole grains, real peas, and no artificial ingredients.

Edamame Hummus
  1. 1 3/4 cup of frozen shelled edamame
  2. 1 lemon, juiced
  3. kosher salt
  4. 1/3 cup of tahini
  5. 1 clove garlic, minced
  6. 1/4 cup cilantro
  7. 1/4 cup parsley
  8. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  9. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  10. 2 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Boil frozen edamame in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. In a food processor or blender, blend edamame, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, lemon zest, cumin, salt. Gradually add olive oil. Add more if needed.
  3. Add to a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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This post is sponsored by SunChips® and Women’s Health Magazine. Ingredients for this blog post were provided by SunChips® and Women’s Health Magazine.

Around Atlanta: Your guide to Atlanta’s best doughnut shops

If you haven’t heard by now, it’s National Doughnut Day! In honor of this yummy holiday I’m sharing my favorite doughnut shops around the Atlanta area. 

Atlanta's Best Doughnut Shops-Sublime Doughnuts Raspberry Filled Heart with Dark Chocolate

(Doughnut from Sublime Doughnuts)

Your guide to Atlanta doughnut shops

1. Revolution Doughnuts

Located in Decatur, Revolution Doughnuts has a special place in my heart. I love getting their Rose chai tea lattes with almond milk while enjoying their Salted Caramel Doughnut. If you are planning to go on Saturday or Sunday, I recommend getting there early because they typically run out. My other favorite doughnut flavors from Revolution are the Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Sugar and Fresh Peach. They also have gluten-free doughnuts as well. 

2. Sublime Doughnuts

Sublime Doughnuts is one of Atlanta’s most popular doughnut shops. They have two locations one in Midtown and one in Brookhaven. Sublime is known for its unique flavors and shaped doughnuts. My favorite flavors are Smores, Reese’s Peanut Cup and the Ying Yang Twist.

3. Doughnut Dollies

If you live outside the perimeter, you should check out Doughnut Dollies in Marietta. They opened in early 2016 and have been selling out ever since. My favorites are the Red Velvet, Lemon Lavender and Apple Ginger Cranberry fritter. 

4. Bonglaze Doughnuts

I just recently discovered Bonglaze doughnuts when I ordered them from UberEats. They are located in Brookhaven and are opening a location in Buckhead soon. I love the Cotton Candy, Meyer Lemon, and Campfire doughnuts. 

What are your favorite doughnut flavors?