Gluten Free Char-grilled apricot parfait dessert bowls! These dessert bowls are great for dessert or breakfast. A light and simple dessert that’s layered across with glazed grilled apricots, whipped coconut cream, and wholesome granola. Vegan Friendly.
Hallelujah it’s dessert bowls day! Saved the best Udis Gluten Free BOWLS PARTY RECIPE for last. Well, in my humble opinion. Did you miss the others? Oh don’t worry, I’ll be sharing the salad bowls and pizza bowls FOR LIFE! But dessert bowls, in any form, deserve GRANDE attention and will to be licked clean. Such as these…Sweet Char-grilled apricot parfait dessert bowls. Well… they will first be devoured and then licked clean. And since it’s summer, you don’t need a napkin. We’re breakin rules here people!
Honey Sweetened Grilled apricots … Yup. Do it. Perfectly crunchy and toasted granola… Yup… Devour it. Whipped ginger coconut cream…. Yup. Lick the bowl clean! These parfait dessert bowls are not only gluten free but vegan friendly bowls. True story.
Speaking of story, here’s my story. I gotta end bowl week with a good food story’s. Friday’s should always end with dessert bowl and a story. Right?
Okay, so once a upon a time, like in 2007, I ventured over to New Zealand (with the Kiwi). It was my first time there. The kiwi was eager to show me ALL of New Zealand so started off exploring a lot of the South Island. Yes, we totally drove all of the Lord of the Rings film sets too. We’re nerds. But anyway, that’s another story. One of my FAVORITE places we went to was Queenstown, New Zealand. It is UNREAL ya’ll! So many mountains, lakes, beauty. OH MY! They also had the most amazing food, wine, hotels, and all the things you want out of life, right? Haha.
We stayed in the cute little hotel by the lake. It was stunning! I remember waking up next to the lake, seeing the beautiful fog, then we headed down to the lobby for an amazing breakfast. Can you guess what we ordered?
Fruit Parfait bowls. Little did we know we were ordering the most EPIC dessert bowls for breakfast! The fruit topping was GRILLED. Char – Grilled in a sweet glaze then all sliced up over yogurt and topped with granola. Till this day I still rave to the Kiwi about that breakfast. I keep saying we should go back, just for the grilled fruit alone. Okay and for the parfait dessert bowls. Okay and because it’s New Zealand and I just think life is grande there! I may be a but naive. LOL! It’s Friday, just go with it. Ok?
These sweet char-grilled apricots parfait dessert bowls are my inspiration passed onto you! A healthified dessert bowl that will transport you into another land. The land of “ohhhh and ahhhh.”
It looks fancy, but it really isn’t. Another reason you should “ohhh and ahhh” over this recipe.
You can char-grill the apricot inside on the stove or outside. Just slice, add a little honey, then grill on each side for a few minutes. The taste is unreal. Sweet, tart, juicy (ugh, hate that word but it’s true!).
Now let’s talk about the “yogurt” part of the parfait bowl. It’s actually my coconut cream whip frosting. Yes, dairy free and vegan! Except this time I added in a little fresh ginger to ZEST it up. Again… dreamy. Oh so dreamy! Just look at the whip.. whip it good!
The granola is obviously KEY here. Udis Gluten Free Au Natural granola is one of those simple but qaulity granola’s you can’t help but use in everything. From trail mix, to healthy bites, to oatmeal bread, and more. I love using this simple wholesome granola as a breakfast or a dessert. They use wildflower honey and natural vanilla extracts to enhance that nutty delicious parfait granola flavor..
Plus Au Natural is also french. So … ya know… it goes with PARFAIT just PERFECTLY (parfait is French for perfect). Speaking of Parfait, this Triple Berry Crisp Smoothie Parfait from Go Dairy Free sounds and looks beyond perfect (and portable). YES!
Now that I’ve made you dream of New Zealand, char grilled apricots, French granola parfait, and all things dessert bowls… let me share the ACTUAL BOWL recipe. Grab your spoons and get ready to dive in! It’s PARFAIT. Yes, I am clever!
Char Grilled Apricot Parfait Dessert Bowls
- 4-5 apricots
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 3-4 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup (divided)
- 1 can (13-14 oz) coconut cream (chilled overnight in fridge)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 -2 tsp grated ginger
- dash of cinnamon (optional)
- 3/4c to 1 cup gluten free granola
for the char grilled Apricots
- Slice your apricots in half and remove core.
- Coat a grill pan or grill with 1-2 tsp coconut oil.
- Dip the flat open part of each apricot half in agave or maple syrup. Just a tsp or so.
- Place on greased grilled face down on medium high for 5-6 minutes.
- notes Flip a few times to get a nice grill line and to prevent it from getting stuck to grill.
- Remove from heat.
- For the Whipped Coconut Cream with Ginger Zest
- Makes about 1 cup.
- Follow my recipe for Whipped Coconut Cream here read below.
- Place 1 can of coconut cream in fridge (OVERNIGHT). Make sure it's chilled.
- Remove can and drain any water left after opening it.
- Place coconut cream (thickened and chilled) in a mixer or beat hand mixer until nice and fluffy. Fold in 3 tbsp of agave or maple syrup and your vanilla. Whip again.
- Layer your apricots, whipped coconut cream, and granola side by side into 3 or 4 bowls.
- Grate fresh ginger on top of the whipped coconut cream and the sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Feel free to drizzle more maple syrup or agave on top.
Be sure to chill your coconut cream overnight in fridge. If you don't have time, use yogurt or coconut yogurt. It still works great!
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Recipe per bowl with 1/4 cup cream, 2-3 grilled apricot halves, and 1/4 -1/3 c granola
Okay, so we’ve got the french dessert bowl covered, but what about American dessert bowl? What recipe what would consider an American classic?? I’ll tell you! Actually, i’ll let Taylor show you with these FUNKY MONKEY ICE CREAM BOWLS! You know I love that funky monkey combo. This is pure genius!!
These sweet char-grilled apricot parfait dessert bowls are great for a dessert (obviously) or a breakfast. They are healthy enough to call it just that. Breakfast bowls, parfait bowls, Health-i-fied dessert bowls of AWESOMENESS! Haha. You know that last one is truth!
I sure hope you don’t mind me interrupting all things nerdy nutrition so that I could BOAST about BOWLS recipes this week. I had SO much fun making these with Taylor and Udis Gluten Free. They really gave me some good ideas to share. Plus all these bowl recipes were easy, healthy, gluten free, and simple to make for one person or many. Bowls for the win!
Are you just as excited as I am for all this gluten free bowls recipes goodness? I take that as a yes!
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What’s your favorite type of dessert in bowl form? Every tried char grilled Apricots?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.