This recipe for Pumpkin Yogurt Dip is made with just a few simple ingredients and is the perfect afternoon snack! Try it paired with cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips or graham crackers.
*Originally published 9/2015. Updated Aug 2023*
Pumpkin season is here again and lately we’ve been loving this Pumpkin Yogurt Dip, especially for an afternoon snack. It’s so easy to whip up and my kids love helping me make the cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips to go along with it. This may be evident by the heavy-handed amount of cinnamon on some of the chips 🙂
Recipe for Pumpkin Yogurt Dip
Easy Pumpkin with Yogurt Idea
This Pumpkin Yogurt Dip recipe is SUPER easy! But if you’re pressed for time, you can make it even easier by pretty much just combining vanilla yogurt and pumpkin puree, topping with a little cinnamon and serve it with graham crackers.
To jazz things up a little, I made myself some cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips because they’re equally as easy and fun for dipping but you could also take a lesson from my two-year-old and just eat it straight out of the bowl with a spoon.
Here’s how you make it:
Pumpkin Yogurt Dip Recipe
This Pumpkin Yogurt Dip recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients and is the perfect afternoon snack! Try it paired with cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips or graham crackers.
- 1 cup plain yogurt (Greek or regular)
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 – 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp ginger (ground,dried)
- 1 – 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
- Stir to combine.
- Taste and adjust spices and sweetener if needed.
To make the Cinnamon and Sugar tortilla chips, cut whole wheat tortillas into triangles. Spray with oil or brush lightly with oil or melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 for 12 min, flipping once.
To make this even easier, start with vanilla yogurt and skip the vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Be sure to use two baking sheets if necessary for the chips so you don’t crowd the pan. I only put the cinnamon and sugar on one side but you could certainly repeat the process once you flip them over if desired.
Pumpkin Yogurt Dip FAQs
Can I use pumpkin pie spice in this yogurt dip? What is a substitute for pumpkin pie spice?
Yes! Pumpkin pie spice is typically a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. If you like those flavors, you could definitely swap the cinnamon and ginger for pumpkin pie spice!
To make your own pumpkin pie spice, try a ratio of 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp ginger and nutmeg.
Can I make this a Greek yogurt pumpkin dip?
Yes! You can use whatever yogurt you want, whether that’s regular yogurt, Greek yogurt or a dairy-free alternative yogurt.
Can I use vanilla yogurt? Can I substitute cool whip?
Yes! My kids love when I swap plain yogurt for vanilla to add a little extra sweetness. If you do use vanilla, you can reduce or eliminate the maple syrup to cut back on the added sugar if you want to.
You could also try thawing coolwhip in the fridge and using that in place of yogurt!
If I use vanilla yogurt, do I still add vanilla?
It’s up to you! I love vanilla so I do still add vanilla extract when I use vanilla yogurt but you could try leaving it out, tasting it and then adding a little if you want to.
How to make this without the yogurt or cool whip?
If yogurt and cool whip are not available, you could try cream cheese. You could also blending in silken tofu.
Or you could go a different direction and try a mix of pumpkin puree, peanut butter and a chickpea base like this Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip.
Do you use pumpkin puree? Is it pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie filling?
This recipe uses 100% pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling has spices and sugar already mixed in. For a shortcut, you could try just mixing
Can you freeze pumpkin dip?
I would not recommend freezing this dip since it’s yogurt-based and then yogurt might crystalize and get watery when thawing.
Got leftover pumpkin?
Pumpkin Bread with Yogurt
If you’re looking for a great pumpkin bread recipe, try my Easy Pumpkin Bread. To make it pumpkin yogurt bread, try replacing half the butter with yogurt.
Or if you want gluten-free pumpkin bread, try my Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bean Bread.
Pumpkin Yogurt Muffins
While I don’t have a recipe for pumpkin muffins with yogurt, I do have these Gluten-Free Pumpkin Yogurt Bars which are one of my absolute favs. You could probably try them as muffins if you wanted!
I also love these Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins. The perfect transition from Fall to Winter.
Healthy Canned Pumpkin Recipes
Way back when I first wrote this post, I teamed up with some food blogger friends who also created some delicious canned pumpkin recipes you should check out:
- Paleo Pumpkin Pie
- No Bake Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites
- 3 Minute Pumpkin English Muffin
- Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
- Pumpkin Pancakes for One
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