Just Can’t Get Enough – Pumpkin Crunch Parfait

I guess I just can't get enough Fall flavors and goodies! I used part of the recipe from my Chocolate Pumpkin Parfait to make a Pumpkin Crunch Parfait that combines the pumpkin pudding with a coconut whipped cream and is layered with pecans and crunchy maple flakes. I made these for company and they were well received.

Coconut Whipped Cream

I've gone light on the nuts here, and kept it high in coconut. A few drops of stevia allow for less sweetener. Add a few pinches of ground ginger or fresh ginger juice, and cinnamon for a nice kick!
To speed up the firming of the cream, chill it in a large metal bowl. 
2/3 cup packed young coconut pulp
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4 cup cashews
2 tablespoons coconut nectar or maple syrup
2 drops stevia
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
Blend all but the coconut oil, until smooth and creamy.
Add the oil and blend to combine.
Chill the mixture for at least 6 hours or until it firms.
I've enjoyed several hikes up the little mountain in my town this Fall. It's such a beautiful view all along the way!

Leftover pumpkin pudding can be turned into a delicious shake! I blended a bit of the pudding with ice, coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and stevia. It tasted a bit like eggnog. Yummm!

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  1. October 24, 2011 at 03:20

    Parfaits are so beautiful. I often use leftover puddings for smoothies also--works out great. The coconut cream sounds just right too, especially with the ginger.

  2. October 24, 2011 at 05:16

    You are looking really happy and healthy gorgeous girl. Good to see you smile :) love ya x

  3. October 24, 2011 at 22:20

    Looks so wonderful!! Thanks for sharing your recipe and the beautiful pics!!<br />Peace and Raw Health,<br />Elizabeth

  4. October 24, 2011 at 22:36

    I adore ur blog, ur so talented and finally I have to do some raw cake but ingredients in city where I live are very expensive. I have to thank u, thanks to u I started eat meat, I lost lots of hair and their finally started growing I'm really happy, and thank you;** Luv ya<br />www.blondynkawakcji.blogspot.com

  5. October 24, 2011 at 22:54

    Aww thanks Robyn! So nice to hear from you lovely! <br /><br />Thanks Elizabeth! <br /><br />Aga - wow! So happy to hear that you're doing what you need to do to be healthy again and grow your hair back!!! Makes me smile :)

  6. October 26, 2011 at 13:25

    perfect for fall! love the layers <br /><br />love seeing your beautiful face!!<br /><br />got your email, will reply soon :) <br /><br />xoxo<br />Michelle

  7. October 28, 2011 at 07:08

    I can't wait to try these! I just love your blog, your recipes look amazing :-)

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