4th of July Berry Cream Pie Parfaits!

Nothing says “America” like a good old fashioned cherry pie, especially during a 4th of July backyard BBQ! Unfortunately, nothing says carb + sugar bomb quite like cherry pie either. Instead of skipping America’s favorite dessert this year, I’m sharing a lighter version of a classic pie thanks to Erika Peterson.

The result was light, fluffy, berry-filled perfection. Not kidding…I love these parfaits more than any pie I’ve ever tried. And bonus: They are super simple to make. Ditch the classic pie tradition this holiday and whip up these Berry Cream Pie Parfaits!


Berry Cream Pie Parfaits

For the crust:
1 cup oat flour (oats ground up in a blender)
1 cup almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon cold water

For the cream:
Dairy-free option
1 can full-fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Protein Packed Option:
1 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
Vanilla liquid stevia drops

Strawberries, chopped

How you’ll make it:

1. Dairy-free option: Place can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge WITHOUT shaking. Refrigerate for 2+ hours or overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
3. Stir the oat flour and almond flour together. Add the coconut oil and stir until combined. Add honey and water. Stir until combined. Press evenly into your baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. It should look golden and lightly browned on the edges. Remove and let cool in pan. Once cool, break into small pieces. Set aside.
4. Dairy-free option: Remove the cream from the top of the coconut milk and place in a medium sized bowl. Add honey & vanilla. Beat with hand beaters for 3-5 minutes until fluffy. Protein packed option: Combine yogurt and stevia for desired sweetness.
5. To each cup or bowl, add 1 tablespoon of the crust, the cream, and berries, repeating the layers one time. Store in fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy with a spoon!

What’s in it? One serving size is one Berry Cream Parfait.

For the non-dairy version: 127 calories, 7.6g fat, 14.7g carbs, 2.5g protein

For the protein packed version: 131 calories, 6.1g fat, 14.5g carbs, 5.1g protein


Every heart beats true for the RED, WHITE, & BLUE!! This refreshingly, simple treat will OOH & AHH your crowd this 4th of July!! How are you celebrating this year?


Related reading:

4th of July BBQ Recipes: Mouthwatering and Powell-Approved!
Red, White, and Blue Acai Bowl
Star Spangled Sweet Treats
Fresh Fruit Popsicles to Beat the Heat!

2 Responses

  1. This was fabulous… Thank you… I have a question though about calories verses workouts. So I am being told that I need to stick to a 1200 calorie day; but is that before workouts or after? If I am eating 1200 calories and then burning 500-750 in working out; that doesn’t seem to leave much for my body to have to be sustained. Am I wrong? I just am not sure and after watching you and Chris and learning some things from you I figure you are the ones to ask as no one else seems to have a straight or understandable answer… Thank you for your constant support and teaching to someone you have never met. I pray everyday that I can get my weight under control and get into a workout mentality like yours.

    1. In Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program in their book, “Choose More, Lose More for Life,” women eat 1200 calories on low carb days and 1500 calories on high carb days. Learn more here: heidipowell.net/2713/carb-cycling-101/. They also recommend doing their 9-Minute Missions (strength training) and up to an hour of Shredders (cardio) Monday-Friday. Hope that helps!

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