Guilt Free Pumpkin Pie

Two things never go out of season; Christmas music and Pumpkin Pie!
This smells, taste, and serves just like a regular pumpkin pie with half the calories. You can also make it in a casserole dish and make the filling spread thinner for more of a bar like look. Great for breakfast (add greek yogurt!), desserts (add almonds and brown sugar to the top), and on the go power snacking (add granola). I was super impressed how well once chilled it held up to cutting and keeping its shape while serving. Seriously looks just like regular pumpkin pie.
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Ingredients

For Crust

  • 1/2 cup of almonds or pecans, finely ground in blender until flour like (or almond flour)
  • 1/2 cup of oat flour, (old fashioned oats finely ground in blender until flour like.)
  • 2 TBSP of coconut oil plus some to grease pie pan
  • 1 egg
  • Cinnamon powder (1/4-1/2 tsp or to taste)

For 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 with pure maple syrup
  • 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 or cashew 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. Slowly add in nut 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 whip some greek yogurt and maple syrup together and some chopped pecans.
  8. Enjoy!unnamed.jpg
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