Who Says You Can't Have Pumpkin Pie And Still Be Healthy? A Gluten Free Recipe For You

By hire-up-staffing in The Wellness Program
By now, I am sure you all know me! If not, I am Nick Deck a world Health Coach who works with Hire Up Staffing and it’s Wellness Program. My last few blog posts have been leading up to the exciting Holiday that is near, Thanksgiving! I thought it would be fun to replace some of your unhealthy traditional foods with yummy ones that are good for you. This week I am giving you a recipe for a healthy version of the classic pumpkin pie… with a dairy free option!
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
To make the Crust:
  • 1 cup of almonds or pecans, finely ground in blender until flour like (or almond flour)
  • 3 TBSP of coconut oil plus some to grease pie pan
  • 1 egg
  • Cinnamon powder (1/4-1/2 tsp or to taste)

To make the filling:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin (nothing added) or approx 2 cups of homemade pureed pumpkin with excess liquid drained
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup of honey (or to taste) – can substitute stevia, but the honey actually helps it hold better
  • 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin pie spices or about 2 teaspoons cinnamon and ¼ tsp each of cloves, ginger and nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla
  • coconut milk to thin (no more than about ⅓ cup)
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Grease pie pan with coconut oil and mix crust ingredients by hand in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Press crust into bottom and sides of pie pan and put in the oven while making the filling.
  4. In the same bowl (no need for extra dishes!) combine the filling ingredients (except coconut milk) and mix using an immersion blender. If you don’t have one of these, use a regular blender or food processor. A hand-mixer will not get it as smooth! It should be smooth and spreadable, but not really pourable. Add coconut milk if needed to thin slightly.
  5. After 10-15 minutes, remove the crust as it barely starts to brown.
  6. Pour/smooth the filling over the crust and return to oven for about an hour or until center is no longer jiggly. Will set more as it cooks.
  7. Top with coconut cream or whipped heavy cream and some chopped pecans.
  8. Enjoy!
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