Caramel Apple Parfaits

Looking for the perfect guilt free fall dessert?

Then check out these Caramel Apple Parfaits! They are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and refined sugar free! The recipe is super easy to follow and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Give it a try this Thanksgiving!

Pro-tip: Double the granola batch and have a delicious yogurt topping for breakfast the next day.

Caramel Apple Parfaits

*Recipe makes 6 servings

  • *Apple Filling

  • 8 organic apples, diced

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk

  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Crumble

  • 1 cup pecans

  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats

  • ½ cup almond flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • Topping

  • Coconut milk whipped cream

  • Dash cinnamon


Apple Filling

  1. Dice the apples into cubes and add to a large bowl.

  2. Toss the apples with the cinnamon.

  3. Melt the coconut oil in a pot and then add the apples.

  4. Cover and stir occasionally until the apples are soft (about 5-10 minutes).

  5. Remove from heat and let cool.

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a pot, heat the maple syrup on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

  3. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly. Don’t bring to a boil, or it will over harden.

  4. Set aside in a bowl to cool.


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add all the ingredients to a bowl. Fold and mix until clusters form.

  3. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring half way through.

  5. Allow the granola to cool before adding it to the parfait.


  1. Drizzle the caramel sauce around the top of six small glasses.

  2. Alternate layering the crumble and apple filling in each glass.

  3. Top each parfait with coconut milk whipped cream and ground cinnamon right before serving.

  4. Enjoy!

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