Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipe

 

I love pumpkin.

Really, all thing pumpkin.

Fresh pureed pumpkin. Pumpkin veggie dip. Pumpkin butter. Pumpkin seeds. The list goes on.

Thanks to canned pumpkin, there’s no reason why I can’t enjoy it all year long. I took a few tips from  several recipes and created a paleo version. I’ll explain my choices and give you the pros and cons of each at the end.

 

Traditional pumpkin pie recipes call for:IMG_20130622_221546

Pumpkin-packed with vitamins

Spices-who doesn’t love to spice up food (and life) (Check out Tasha’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix, too!)

Eggs-PROTEIN!

Processed sugar-let’s modify this

Evaporated milk-we can do better

Crust-grain filled delicious poison

 

Instead of sugar, I used honey and part of a banana. The banana was mostly because I ran out of honey. Although, sweetening dessert with bananas is a good trick to have in your bag. Bananas are so sweet I don’t often eat them as a fruit, but as a dessert instead. In this case, all honey would have been better.

Instead of milk, I used coconut milk. I’ve heard almond milk bakes poorly and coconut is one of my other favorite flavors. Plus it’s nice and creamy.

Instead of traditional crust, I used almond pulp “cookies”. These were made of leftover almond pulp from making almond milk (Sorry, got excited and forgot to take pictures), banana, and spices. The pulp can be replaced with almond flour. I don’t remember the exact recipe so the crust below is different than what I did. I think this will work just fine though.

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Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Recipe Type: Healthy Dessert
Cuisine: Traditional
Author: Candice @ Thirty-one:10
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
This modified version of the traditional pumpkin pie is made with all natural ingredients… a paleo approved dessert recipe! And yummy it is!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 c almond flour or pulp
  • 1/2 banana
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1/2 can of pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1 1/2 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c honey (or in my case honey plus thinly sliced banana)
  • 1 c coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Mix the first 3 ingredients together. Smash into a pie pan and bake for 10 min at 350. Mix together all the rest of the ingredients. This may need a mixer, especially if using banana. Pour into your crust. Bake for and additional 45 minutes.

Also, Check out Tasha’s Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix:
Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

Candice

Candice always knew she’d get married at a young age. But boy, was she in for a surprise when she tied the knot with the man God made for her! After almost 3 years of marriage, she has learned that it is a beautiful, fun, exciting, and challenging way to grow in God. While she seeks to become the Proverbs 31 woman God intends for her to be, she isgoing to dental school, powerlifting, and cooking healthy (and sometimes, not so healthy) meals-just ask her husband about those homemade crêpes! Last summer she placed 4th at Powerlifting Raw Nationals, and looks forward to competing again.

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