It’s not the holiday season without some pumpkin pie, right? I know that at least in my house growing up, pumpkin pie wasn’t just on the menu – it was our favorite dessert. Flour and butter crust, sugar-filled pumpkin pie filling, and cool whip up top. It was so delicious, and so, so unhealthy.
Things were simpler back then, weren’t they? That was a long time ago, before I read nutrition labels and ingredients, and had to give up gluten. This year, I want to make sure that I have a glorious, gluten free pumpkin pie dessert that everyone at the table can enjoy… Gluten free pumpkin pie parfait, anyone?
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free (if you omit the gluten free gingersnaps). So basically, it counts as a serving of veggies, right?
I use the Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin for this recipe, as it helps it set a little more than just using the pumpkin. It’s got all the flavor of pumpkin pie, but without the loads of white sugar.
It’s got no crust, but you can add some crunch if you miss it. I never loved the crust, it always gets soggy and then it’s kind of gross. I used some gluten free gingersnaps, and they were the perfect addition for this treat!
Add some delicious dairy free coconut whip to it and you’ve got a delectable gluten free pumpkin pie alternative. Don’t feel guilty about having seconds… I sure don’t!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Parfait
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup powdered gelatin
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 4 tbsp maple syrup or erythritol for low carb
- 1 tsp vanilla
- On high speed, mix everything together for 30 - 60 seconds.
- Refrigerate for 1-3 hours, until it firms.
- Layer into parfait glasses with the coconut whipped cream.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve.
Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
- 1 can of chilled coconut milk scoop out the cream, and leave the liquid for another use
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Mix on high until fully combined.
- Layer with your dessert of choice.
I can’t say enough good things about this gluten free pumpkin pie parfait. Your families will LOVE it this year at the holiday table!
What’s your favorite healthy alternative to a traditional holiday dessert?
Thanks Jodi! It tastes amazing too 🙂
Laura Irwin says
Yum! Great dessert idea! I love using Grade b maple syrup because of the rich flavor and no added junk! Can’t wait to try.
Yes! Maple syrup is my favorite sweetener. Growing up in the NE, we used to tap our own maple trees at school! Haha
Growing up zee says
These look perfect for Thanksgiving! I need to get some of those shooters!
Amazon, girl 😉
MMm that looks so delicious!!
It’s such a yummy, healthy treat!
LOL, why yes…gluten free and dairy free might as well be veggies. HAHA! This looks delicious!
Right?! haha. I like the way you think. Veggies for every meal! 😉
I read your blog often and I just want say that I’m envy your family. I know they eat the most delicious food lol. It always looks so good!!
Haha oh Stacy… they eat so well on blog picture day haha! Last night they had hot dogs and homemade sweet potato fries. I don’t want their expectations to be tooooo high, it’s about balance 😉
Awesome!! Looks tasty!!!
Luz T says
This looks delicious. Must try.
OMG!! This is perfect for what I need to bring for Thanksgiving!! I am going to do a test run today… haha more so that I can eat it 🙂
Haha that’s my thought process too, “test run” means “taste test” 😉
Niki @ Toot's Mom is Tired says
OMG Stefani! That looks amazing!
Thanks Niki! It tasted amazing too!
I say it OVER and OVER again…all of your posts make me so hungry
Glad to hear it Lacey! That means they’re good, right? 😉
Shann Eva says
Yum! This looks delicious! I love that it doesn’t have any refined sugar…so definitely a veggie 😉
Right? My thoughts exactly! 😉
Candace @ Fullest Mom says
Ok, so flat out… HUBBY LOVES THIS! He is a pumpkin fanatic and he also likes his sweets. We gave it a try and it was wonderful. Thank you so much for the recipe. Take care mama!
Yay! So glad he liked it! <3
Lamora Coons says
I’ll have to share this with my gf dairy free friends! Looks scrumptious!
Thanks! It is delicious, hope your friends get to try it!
Nichole Snellgrove says
This looks so good, thanks for sharing the recipe! I love anything with pumpkin!
Me too! PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!
I neeeeed this! Where on earth do you find gluten-free lady fingers, though?
I found them at our local Harris Teeter! 🙂 I think Publix has them too.