What’s on the menu this week?!?! Yummy pumpkin goodness that’s what! Check out this pumpkin finger food that will have your little requesting more.
Pumpkin Yogurt Dots:
Ingredients: 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt, 2 tsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp cinnamon (you can add 1/4 tsp nutmeg or use pumpkin pie spice to kick up the flavor, you can also use vanilla yogurt if your little likes things sweet)
1. Mix pumpkin, yogurt, maple syrup and cinnamon together until smooth
2. Scoop mixture into a pint-sized baggie, seal and snip off one corner of the bag
3. Line a small cookie sheet or flat surfaced tray with wax paper (it needs to be small enough to sit level in your freezer) and lightly squeeze the pumpkin mixture out into dots. I prefer my dots to be about the size of a dime.
4. Place dots in the freezer and allow to freeze, mine were ready in about an hour. Store in an airtight container in the freezer. This makes a lot of pumpkin dots. I had to do it in rounds. I stored my pumpkin mixture in the refridgerator while waiting on my first batch to freeze.
5. Serve frozen. Bon appe’tit baby!
My son had never eaten pumpkin before, so I thought this would be a good way to introduce it. I’m a big fan of yogurt dots. They turn yogurt into a finger food and relieve mommy from feeding duties, so yay! I’ve done lots of trial and error with frozen yogurt treats for my son. I typically make my own variations using plain whole milk Greek yogurt and pureed fruits. You can also use store-bought flavored yogurt and it works just as well. I’ve tried all shapes and sizes and even added a popsicle stick (which was a mom fail). My son has responded best to small, dime sized dots that he can pick up, put directly in his mouth, chew and swallow. The yogurt begins to melt fairly quickly and does get messy. I’ve found it best to just serve baby a few dots at a time and he gobbles them up.
Pumpkin yogurt dots were a big hit! If your little is at least one year old and eating a wide variety of finger foods, give this recipe a try and let me know how it goes. Check out more of my finger food recipes here.
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