Pumpkin Pudding Parfait

Serves 8

30 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on October 14, 2015 , categorized in Dessert, Snacks

pumpkin pudding

This divine vegan pumpkin pudding parfait with cashew whipped cream is the perfect recipe to tempt your taste buds into accepting that fall has finally arrived. Created by Vegatopian chef, Morgan, this heavenly treat is as colorful as it is lusciously smooth. Enjoy with friends, this recipe makes 8 servings for all your festive get-togethers.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted in  October 2014 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.


  • Cashew Whipped Cream
  • 2 cups whole raw cashews
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cold water, as needed
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pudding
  • 2 cups whole raw cashews
  • ¾ cups canned pumpkin purée
  • 4 to 6 dates
  • 1 serving Vanilla Chai Vega One™ Nutritional Shake
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Cold water, as needed
  • Crunchy Oat Topping
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup nuts or seeds of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp each ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg


  1. Cashew Whipped Cream

    1. Place cashews and vanilla in a blender or food processor with enough cold water to cover by 1 inch.
    2. Blend for several minutes until completely smooth.
    3. Refrigerate until ready to assemble parfait
  2. Vegan Pumpkin Pudding

    1. Place cashews, pumpkin, dates, Vega One, nutmeg and cinnamon in a high-powered blender or food processor with enough cold water to cover by 1/2 inch. Add more water if needed.
    2. Blend for several minutes until completely smooth. You want a thick, pudding-like texture.
    3. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Oat Topping

    1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Toss all ingredients in a bowl until well combined and place on parchment paper in a thin layer.
    3. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted. Checking doneness every 5 minutes and stir for even toasting.
    4. Let cool.
  4. Layer parfait ingredients and enjoy!

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.