Dessert/ Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Parfait

This Pumpkin Pie Parfait is Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Refined sugar-free. The perfect addition to your holiday table!

pumpkin pie parfait

I came so close to caving in. I was on the last leg of my Personal Paleo Code Reset and I almost threw away 3.5 weeks of hard work for a piece of chocolate. I opened the cupboard held the chocolate in my hand, broke off a block, stared the enemy in the eye then put it back. Man that was hard! Sometimes I feel like I deserve a medal for my level of self-control. It gives me solace to know there are so many others out there like myself. Fist bump to all those on the Personal Paleo Code Reset and Whole30 diet!

I have a sweet tooth. After lunch and dinner I religiously have one, two blocks of dark chocolate, my  treat. For 3.5 weeks I had replaced that with a Medjool date. Yes I swapped a block of chocolate for a date. Kind of sad I know. It was working just fine though and I was beginning to feel I was over chocolate. But that night, that lone date was not gonna cut it, I wanted more. So after I put the chocolate away I quickly got to work and had this pumpkin pie parfait whipped up in about 15 minutes. Really. I needed my fix and I needed it immediately. Luckily I had half of a roasted pumpkin sitting in the fridge leftover from lunch. If you have canned pumpkin puree your prep time will be further reduced.

Let’s get to it!

Puree roasted pumpkin. Add a banana and a chia egg. (chia egg = 1 tablespoon chia seeds+3 tablespoons water)

pumpkin pie parfait

 Toast walnuts until fragrant. When walnuts are fragrant remove from the pan and process them in a food processor until crumbly. Add dates and process until broken down. In the very same pan you toasted the walnuts, add a little coconut oil, turn your burner on the lowest setting possible and add the berries. Allow the berries to warm through then remove from the heat.

pumpkin pie parfait

Fill the bottom of your jars or glasses with the walnut mixture to form the first layer. Layer mousse mixture on top. Spoon warm berries over the mousse.

pumpkin pie parfait

Grab a spoon and dig  in!

You can easily make this parfait ahead of time. It makes the perfect dessert for one or a dinner party and it’s 100% Personal Paleo Code Reset and Whole-30 diet compliant!

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Pumpkin Pie Parfait
 
Ingredients
For the crumble
  • 1 ½ cups /175g walnuts
  • 10 Medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the pumpkin mousse
  • 2 cups / 420g pumpkin puree
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the berry topping
  • 1½ cups / 67g berries
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Toast the walnuts until fragrant.
  2. Soak dates in hot water while walnuts are toasting.
  3. Make chia egg by combining 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and set aside. When walnuts are fragrant remove from the pan and process them in a food processor until crumbly.
  4. Add dates and process until broken down. Remove mixture to a plate or bowl, you will need to use the food processor again.
  5. In the very same pan you toasted the walnuts, add a little coconut oil, turn your burner on the lowest setting possible and add the berries. Allow the berries to warm through then remove from the heat.
Make the mousse filling
  1. Fill the bottom of your jars or glasses with the walnut mixture to form the first layer. Layer mousse mixture on top.
  2. Spoon warm berries over the mousse.
  3. Grab a spoon and dig in!

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Marla
    October 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Krystal,
    Pumpkin parfait – sounds like a tasty healthy dessert – perfect for the Fall season. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted.

  • Reply
    Brianna @Flippin' Delicious
    October 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I LOVE pumpkin anything! And this pumpkin pie parfait looks so good. Healthy enough that I think I could get away with eating it for breakfast too. I’m featuring it on Savoring Saturdays this weekend. I am excited to see what you share this week!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      October 17, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Hi Brianna it’s definitely healthy enough for breakfast! Thank you so much for the feature, see you on Saturday.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kaila (GF Life 24/7)
    October 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    It was so great to find your page through Gluten Free Fridays over at Vegetarian Mama! I love this pumpkin pie parfait! It’s filled with lots of seasonal flavors, and it’s great how you can prepare it in advance. Hope you’re enjoying a beautiful weekend. 😀

  • Reply
    Sara @ Life's Little Sweets
    September 14, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Wow, this has everything that I love in it! I have to try this!!!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      September 15, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Let me know how you like it Sara!!

  • Reply
    martyn
    September 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve never been been a massive fan of pumpkin as find the flavour by its self a bit weird. But love the combination so will definitely give it a go! #sundaysweets

    • Reply
      Krystal
      September 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Give it a try Martyn you might be pleasantly surprised.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Loriel
    January 22, 2015 at 2:31 am

    What a great idea! I hadn’t thought about using pumpkin in a parfait — it sounds delicious!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 22, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Thanks Loriel! I love parfaits, I’ll turn anything into a parfait! lol

  • Reply
    April Emery (Holistic Homemaking)
    January 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    My kids love anything pureed or smoothie-like. I am sure they would gobble this up!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks April. Let me know how they like it!

  • Reply
    Chloe @ How We Flourish
    January 21, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve never thought of using pumpkin for something like this. I’ll have to try it!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 21, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks Chloe! Let me know how you like it 🙂

  • Reply
    Kylie
    January 21, 2015 at 6:06 am

    YUM! I adore pumpkin everything.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 21, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Me too Kylie!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    January 21, 2015 at 5:14 am

    What a delicious and healthy parfait! I have a feeling this would be perfect for both breakfast and dessert..

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 21, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Oh yes Thalia! I had the leftovers for breakfast.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kim
    January 21, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. Tomorrow….I have everything to make this already! Yay!!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Great Kim! Let me know how you liked it.

  • Reply
    Tash
    January 21, 2015 at 12:59 am

    WOW! I don’t care if fall is over….I’m totally making this pumpkin pie parfait! <3

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Go for it Tash! Who says pumpkin is only for fall.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    January 21, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Wow this looks great! I love using dates in recipes like this. What a yummy combo.

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks Emily! Dates really are nature’s perfect sweetener!

  • Reply
    Megan Stevens
    January 20, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Lovely recipe. Love that you used a baked squash and your photos are great, inspiring and helpful. Dates are SOO good; so I think you found a worthy substitute. 😉

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 20, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you Megan! Dates really are awesome and after 3 weeks on the diet they begin to taste like chocolate..:)

  • Reply
    Karen
    January 20, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    What a great pumpkin pie alternative! Love that it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Pinning to my allergy free board!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 20, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Karen! Appreciate the pin.. 🙂

  • Reply
    Jennifer Margulis
    January 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Good for you for not eating that chocolate!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 20, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Oh my goodness Jennifer you have nooo idea how hard it was not to!.. LOL

  • Reply
    Faith
    January 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Looks delicious & nutritious 🙂

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 20, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks Faith! That’s a winning combo right? 🙂

  • Reply
    Renee Kohley
    January 20, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Oh yeah! My girls would LOVE this 🙂 Fun idea!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 20, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks Renee! They can even help in the prep it’s that easy!

  • Reply
    Ariana {And Here We Are...}
    January 20, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    This looks really good! I love the walnut crumble idea!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      January 20, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you Ariana! I could eat the crumble by the spoonful..:)

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