Monday, October 24, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 24: Parfaits


"You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, 'Let's get some parfait,' they say, 'Hell no, I don't like no parfait'? Parfaits are delicious!...Parfait's gotta be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet!" 

That donkey sure knows his stuff. I guess you can say he's a wise ass! Okay, cheesy joke out of the way... This parfait has layers of graham cracker crumbs, pumpkin pudding, and whipped topping. I first learned about the pumpkin pudding from a woman named Michelle at a Weight Watchers meeting. I don't know if it's originally her recipe or if she was just passing it on. When you assemble the parfaits, make them within a couple of hours of serving. If they sit too long, the graham layer will get soggy. Still delicious, but the texture is not as nice.

Graham layer
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup melted Earth Balance or canola oil
2 tablespoon brown sugar
A splash of non-dairy milk (maybe)

Mix the Earth Balance and brown sugar into the graham cracker crumbs. It should be crumbly but clump together if you press it down. If it looks too dry add a bit of soy milk.

Pumpkin Pudding layer
1 package silken tofu
1 packet instant vanilla pudding (I used the fat free sugar free kind from Jell-o)
1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. That's it!


  1. I would like to believe that kitten just dipped its paw into the parfait and is licking it, thinking to itself, "mmm...delicious, delicious parfait".

  2. Oh my. I really want that. And thank you for the Donkey reference.