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Vegan Cranberry-Pecan Yogurt Parfaits
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Vegan yogurt is layered with spiced cranberry compote and a quick, 10-minute gluten-free pecan granola. Pomegranate seeds and diced kiwi are the finishing touches on these plant-based holiday parfaits!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Granola, Vegan Parfait
Servings: 4 parfaits
Author: Ashley Melillo


Cranberry Compote

  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen cranberries
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup plus more to taste
  • ½ cup filtered water plus more if needed to thin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch fine sea salt

Quick Pecan Granola

  • ½ cup raw pecan halves roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons virgin coconut oil melted
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • teaspoon fine sea salt


  • 4 cups plant-based yogurt of choice (e.g. coconut, cashew, etc.)*
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 kiwis peeled and diced


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a small baking tray with parchment paper.

For the Cranberry Compote

  • In a large sauce pan, stir together the cranberries, water, maple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt over medium-high heat. Bring to a rapid simmer for 2 minutes. Then, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue to simmer for another 8 minutes, or until the cranberries break down into a thick compote, stirring occasionally. Use the back of a spoon to gently mash any intact cranberries into the sauce.
  • Let cool completely. If it's too thick after cooling, add a bit more filtered water to thin to desired consistency. Transfer to a glass jar.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to assemble.

For the Quick Pecan Granola

  • Meanwhile, add all the granola ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and toss to coat, ensuring that every last bit is coated. Spread the mixture into an even layer in the lined tray.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until wafting a rich toasted scent. Let cool on the tray.
  • Store at room temperature in an airtight glass jar until ready to assemble.

To Assemble the Parfaits

  • While the compote and granola are cooling, gather and prepare the yogurt, pomegranate seeds, and kiwi.
  • In 4 small jars or glasses, layer the yogurt and compote. Top with the crumble, pomegranate seeds, and kiwi. Serve immediately.