Apple Chia-Oat Parfaits with Creamy Tahini-Caramel Sauce

It’s no wonder parfait in French means perfect, because these Apple Chia Parfaits from The Planted One are perfection! Full of warming spices like cinnamon, this recipe is a great alternative to your morning smoothie during the colder months – while still giving you the boost of protein to kick start your day. PLUS these Apple Chia Parfaits are layered with homemade caramel sauce and any time we can enjoy caramel sauce guilt-free, you know we’re on board!


Baked Spiced Apple Rings

  • 2 apples, cored and sliced ⅛” thick (I used honey crisp!)
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

Chia Pudding

  • 1 cup of gluten-free rolled oats
  • 5 cups of almond milk or any nut milk
  • 1 scoop of fermented organic vegan proteins+ vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp of shredded apple
  • 1 tsp or ½ tbsp of apple pie spice (depends on how much spice you like!)
  • 2-3 tbsp of coconut yogurt

Caramel Sauce

  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • ¼ cups of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 5 tbsp of tahini
  • ¼ tsp sea salt, more or less to taste
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 pitted Medjool dates – soaked in warm water for 5 minutes and then chopped


The night before:

  1. Make the Baked Spiced Apple Rings.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread a light coating of coconut oil on top. Set the oven to 225 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, coat the apple rings with the coconut oil and cinnamon.
  • Evenly spread them out on the parchment paper, do not overlap.
  • Bake for 2 hours, flipping them every 30 minutes until the chips are dry yet still soft. Allow to cool completely before placing them in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  1. Make the Chia Pudding: Place all of the Chia Pudding ingredients into a bowl, except the coconut yogurt and mix together. If the consistency is too dry, add in a little more almond milk. Cover and let the pudding sit for 2 hours or for best results, overnight in the fridge. Stir in the coconut yogurt just before layering your parfait.

The morning of:

  1. Chop up some apples (I used honey crisp) and mix with a tiny bit of cinnamon to coat the chopped apple.
  1. Make the Caramel Sauce: Place all of the ingredients for the Caramel Sauce into a small pot over low heat and stir until everything is melted and mixed together. Once mixed completely, transfer to a small glass container until you are ready to make your parfait. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week!
  1. Layer your parfait. Caramel sauce, chia pudding, chopped apples and walnuts. Repeat. Once complete, top with a drizzle of the caramel sauce and enjoy!