Lime Whipped Cream and Blueberry Granola Parfaits

Lime Whipped Cream and Blueberry Granola Parfaits

Well, it's Monday and I'm back with another new recipe! You may have noticed the last post was on Monday, instead of the usual Wednesday/Saturday posts. If you missed that Vegan Chocolate Cherry Parisian Mousse, get to it. By the way, I've started a new posting schedule here for the blog. Every Monday and Thursday will be shiny new emails from yours truly. Excited? You should be. I sure am. Lots of exciting things coming this year from the blog!

So, with that announcement, I have a really perfect recipe for you today that is just screaming summer. A lime whipped cream and blueberry granola parfait. This is super healthy and can be made for breakfast or a midday snack. When it's as hot as it is currently here in Texas, I start craving citrus. So, when Sunwarrior contacted me to create a recipe for them and I got the chance to select which product I wanted to use, I chose their "Supergreens". I loved that it didn't have any sweetener in it and that it was literally green.

That got my mind spinning to create something green and citrusy. Lots of fresh lime juice and lime zest. I have never had a whipped cream like this one. To be honest, I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but oh my, it was incredible with the contrast of the sweet, crunchy granola. This granola is nut-free and just about as simple of a granola you can make too.

I chose to create a ridiculously, easy granola for this parfait, to really let the lime whipped cream stand out. This vegan sunbutter molasses granola is perfectly sweetened, nut-free, dairy-free, oil-free and forms nice, beautiful clumps.

You only need 8 total ingredients to make these amazing granola parfaits. Only 7 if you omit the supergreens, but they do give a nice dose of healthy greens and a beautiful color to the whipped cream.

I can't wait to hear what you think of these parfaits! You have to come back and leave me feedback and tell me. You can also tag me on Instagram with a photo using my hashtag #thevegan8, otherwise I will likely miss it. I seriously love seeing your awesome photos of my recipes and recreations!

Lime Whipped Cream and Blueberry Granola Parfaits
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  • Lime Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup coconut cream from 1 can full-fat coconut milk, chilled overnight (I use Thai brand because the cream is always thick)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (30 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice plus zest of 1 lime
  • 1 5 gram packet of Sunwarrior unflavored Supergreens (this gives the green hue, but you can omit this altogether if you are unable to use the product)
  • good pinch of salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Sunbutter Molasses Granola
  • 2 cups whole rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional, but recommended!)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sunbutter (or use almond butter if you don't need it nut-free)
  • 1 tablespoon unsulphured molasses


  1. First, you will need to make sure your coconut milk has chilled overnight so it is well thickened so it can be whipped into cream. I like to chill my can 1-2 days to really get it thick. Scoop out only the thickened cream and you should get 1 cup. Add to a bowl and whip for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the syrup, lime juice, lime zest, Sunwarrior Supergreens (if using) and salt and whip again a few minutes. Place in the fridge to thicken some while you make the granola.
  3. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  4. For the granola, add the oats, salt and cinnamon (if using) and stir until mixed well.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the syrup, sunbutter and molasses and stir until completely smooth. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir everything together until it all becomes wet and sticky.
  6. Spread the granola out evenly and flat over the pan. Bake on the bottom rack for 15 minutes. Remove and stir the granola around from underneath the bottom so it can cook evenly. Place back in the oven for 8-10 minutes until nice and golden, watching closely so the edges don't burn. Remove and let cool for 10-15 minutes to crisp up.
  7. To make your parfaits, simply add the chilled coconut cream, granola, blueberries alternating layers. I also added some extra lime zest for extra citrus flavor. Enjoy right away!


Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free




  1. Looks wonderful. But.. what is Sunbutter?
      Hi Rita, sunbutter is like almond butter except it is ground up sunflower kernels instead of almonds. It's sold at grocery stores typically next to the peanut butter or health food section. It is a wonderful alternative to people who can't have nuts. Feel free to use almond butter if you like.
  2. This is so cute! I love the lime and blueberry combo! Sounds fabulous, tart and sweet!
      Thank you so much Rebecca, so sweet of you! The flavor combo turned out soooo good! I was thrilled with the lime whipped cream!
  3. Love Sunwarrior, love lime, love your granolas. This has to be parfait perfection. Sneaking in the greens is always fun when you watch people gobble up something thats really so nutritious. Great work Brandi
      Thank you so much Angela! I really wanted it to be green and the supergreens was the perfect way to do it!
  4. Wow, Brandi! I just love how refreshing and beautiful your dessert look! I can literally feel the breeze of summer, this dessert makes you want to dive into a hammock, just enjoy all the vibrant flavors. This is definitely my kind of dessert for the summer and after, hah! :) Beautiful pictures as well, just in love with the setting and all the fresh fruits. I know when I come back, it's a pleasure to see your new creations!
      Oh you made my day Florian! You are so incredibly kind! I am so glad you enjoy my photos and creations, that means so much to me!
  5. Hi Brandi! Great to have connected over at the fb group! I have to say your photos look superb! They are so crisp, it's incredible.
      Oh wow, thank you so much for the compliment Howie! I really appreciate the kind words on my photos and so glad to connect as well! :)
  6. I crave citrus when it's hot out too! I wonder why that is? Maybe the refreshing scent/flavor? Anyways, this whip looks amazing!! I like the granola too, always glad to see new granola recipes. I have yet to have one I don't like<--I fell like that is really saying something about my granola love, yes? I will definitely be whipping this recipe up myself, I might even try it with some lemon or orange!
  7. Yum! I love limes and you were so smart to make a whipped cream from them. This looks so fresh and healthy.
  8. Hi Brandi, I'm chilling my coconut milk as we "speak", the only problem is that now I cant decide what to make first, your chocolate mousse or this refreshing beautiful lime infused one! haha I better get some more milk! Can't wait to try both this looks and sounds fantastic!
      Aww thanks so much Petra!! It's been a couple of days! I'm dying to know if you tried one yet! :)
  9. Yum! I love lime flavored anything :). And what a gorgeous color.
      Aww thanks so much Hannah!
  10. Lime whipped coconut cream sounds so good! I usually find that coconut cream tastes a little too fatty, so the citrus would be a great way to counteract that. This would be a great, no-heat breakfast on warm mornings. And I love your parfait cups--they're so pretty! Love the colored bases on them.
      Thank you so much Nichole!! I agree...I'm not a huge fan of plain coconut cream, simply because I don't love the strong taste of coconut, so disguising that with the fresh lime juice made it taste light, fresh and delicious...wonderful contrast to the crunchy granola! Thank you! I got those at Homegoods! Love that store!
  11. My eyes completely lit up when I saw the pic of this on your Instagram, Brandi! It's so stunning! I love making coconut whipped cream, it's so fun to make but I haven't tried it with lime yet! I also haven't tried a granola parfait before either!! It sounds so great, this is such an exciting recipe!! Oooh and that close up of the whipped cream is so mouthwatering - I love it!
      You are so sweet, thank you so much Harriet!! The lime whipped cream really is the star of the show here!
  12. Love the use of the super greens! And you know I love love lime, I'm sure these taste amazing!!! Such a perfect summery snack! I'm really into whipped stuff right now too. MMMMMMMM!
      Thanks so much girl! Me too!!
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  14. Blueberry and lime makes such a delicious flavor combo - my very first job ever was at a bakery and it was one of my favorite flavors this time of year!! Seriously drooling over these, they'd be perfect for a Summer BBQ dessert!
  15. Dear Brandi, I recently tried this recipe out a few days ago and really loved the light-whipped yet creamy texture and zesty lime taste of this dessert. The best part was how easy it was to make. Instead of using coconut milk and putting that into the fridge to 'convert' into coconut cream, I put in a can of coconut cream (as they sell this in a can as well) directly into the fridge instead and that works too. My husband commented that it taste like a cheesecake but only MUCH MUCH NICER! Kudos, love love loved it and thank you once again for the recipe. Cheers, Swan of @swans_kitchen
      Thank you so much Swan for making this and your awesome feedback! I LOVED your photo on was so beautiful and wow, what a compliment from your hubby saying it tasted like cheesecake! Awesome! I'm so glad you both loved it and thank you so much for making it and sharing! I can't wait to share your pic on Instagram! Great idea to just go straight to the coconut cream too...much easier!

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