Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt with Candied Pecans

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A while back, I was asked if I had any good tricks or tips to making frozen yogurt, specifically how to make pumpkin frozen yogurt taste creamy and delicious.

Excited and intrigued by the challenge, I got started on trying to put together a great pumpkin frozen yogurt recipe.  Because I like food and pumpkins and frozen yogurt and I especially like challenges.

Now, I don’t know about you, but pumpkin frozen yogurt sounded delicious to me.  I had never tried anything like it.  Plus, it sounded like a great recipe to add to the fall holiday dessert repertoire.
Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt With Candied Pecans | A surprisingly non-dairy, vegan. gluten-free, and healthy pumpkin frozen yogurt. www.asweetpeachef.com

And, to make this even more awesome, I decided to make this frozen yogurt to be clean-eating, gluten-free, and healthy.

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I used pure maple syrup to sweeten the full fat greek yogurt and fresh pumpkin puree and to give a nice depth of flavor from the natural sweetness.

In the process, I learned just how flipping easy making your own maple candied pecans is.  You just need 1/2 cup chopped raw pecans, a tablespoon of pure maple syrup, and about 8 minutes.  Simple perfection.

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I thought sprinkling some chopped candied pecans over the frozen yogurt would add a good crunch and contrast of flavor.

People, I thought right!

Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt With Candied Pecans | A surprisingly non-dairy, vegan. gluten-free, and healthy pumpkin frozen yogurt. www.asweetpeachef.com Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt With Candied Pecans | A surprisingly non-dairy, vegan. gluten-free, and healthy pumpkin frozen yogurt. www.asweetpeachef.com

This frozen yogurt turned out to be rich and creamy with almost a pumpkin cheesecake flavor.  I know: YUM, right?

Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt With Candied Pecans | A surprisingly non-dairy, vegan. gluten-free, and healthy pumpkin frozen yogurt. www.asweetpeachef.com

I had no idea how easy pumpkin frozen yogurt is to make.  It literally goes like this:  mix ingredients, add to ice cream maker, and freeze.

Mmm.

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Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt with Roasted Pecans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
 
This Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt with Roasted Pecans makes a rich and creamy frozen yogurt with almost a pumpkin cheesecake flavor. Great for the holidays!
Categories: Clean, gluten free, Healthy, Non-Dairy, Vegan
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: pumpkin frozen yogurt, pumpkin frozen yogurt recipe, pumpkin frozen yogurt recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 203 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 2 cups full fat greek yogurt 3/4 quart
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup divided
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla extract.

  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and let run for about 30 minutes. (See notes for no ice cream maker).
  3. Once the mixture has reached the consistency of soft serve ice cream, transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for about 3 hours to let it solidify. If you like soft serve style, it’s good to go, but I like my frozen yogurt a little more frozen.
  4. While the yogurt is in the freezer, make the candied pecans for a topping.
  5. Heat a pan over medium heat, add the chopped pecans and 1 tbsp. maple syrup.
  6. Stir the pecans pretty constantly and you’ll start to see the maple syrup crystallize and coat the pecans in a sugary coating. This should take about 5 minutes.
  7. To serve, top your delicious pumpkin frozen yogurt with the candied pecans.

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Recipe Notes

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can pour this mixture straight into a freezer-safe container, place into the freezer, and every 30 minutes for about 4 hours, remove and stir until it reaches an ice cream consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt with Roasted Pecans
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 67
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.4g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 16.7mg1%
Carbohydrates 26.5g9%
Fiber 2.6g10%
Sugar 31.3g35%
Protein 1.5g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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  7. Hi Lacey —

    Well I can’t remember exactly how the sweet potato went. It was good, but not as good as the pumpkin. I don’t think the applesauce worked.
    Since the last I’ve posted, i’ve tried strawberry rhubarb, cherry vanilla, and I’ve got a batch of green tea peach on tap for tomorrow. Thanks again for a great post. You’ve made a small family of 3 converts to FY!

  8. I have a supercheap $25.00 ice cream maker that works wonders… FYI

    I tried this recipe and LOVE IT. we’re ice cream fanatics, never had frozen yogurt at home. I only had plain yogurt, so had to do some serious “doctoring” to fix up to a reasonably spiced/sweet yogurt base. Added a touch of cream just to give it a bit of creaminess (again the fear of ice cream vs yogurt). Pre-hardened frozen yogurt was amazing and can’t wait for the finished product. being served Thanksgiving day as a bit lighter option to the cheesecake and pecan pie.

      1. Hi Lacey —

        It was a complete hit. Usually on subsquent rounds of Thanksgiving dinner, it’s the savory foods that get just as much action as the desserts. Not this case. Cheesecake — ignored. Pecan pie — a few takers. Pumpkin frozen yogurt — GONE. I forgot to mention — no nuts added — forgot to make them and used more pumpkin (nearly the whole 15 oz can)

          1. I like your base here so much, that I’m planning on trying it without the pumpkin and putting in some sweet potato & applesauce puree next time I make frozen yogurt, which is apparently sooner than later!

  9. lacey, how much does your pumpkin frozen yogurt recipe yield? I only have a 1 1/2 qt ice cream maker. Just prepped the ingredients to chill but looks like combined they are about about 1 1/2 quarts wet. Here’s hoping I don’t have frozen yogurt oozing out of my machine 🙂

  10. I am all about pumpkin this season, and this recipe is going straight to the top of my list! I’ll have to reserve a bit of my pumpkin pie white chocolate cups to crumble on top in addition to the toasted pecans :).

    1. You’re hilarious, Tara! I have actually heard you can make frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker and it turns out well. All you have to do is freeze the prepared yogurt for 30-60 minute intervals and blend in a blender in between each time until you reach the desired consistency. A little extra work, but may save a tantrum 🙂

      1. Saw the “alternative” method (I also do not have an ice cream maker) and was thrilled to know I can make the pumpkin frozen yogurt without one. Thanks!!

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