HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE!

We are excited to share with you, two pumpkin pie recipes from Isabel De Los Rios, who has just this week given us some yummy, but healthy stuffing recipes. She says in part…

I want to share with you some other Isabel-approved recipes for a holiday favorite…in this case, pumpkin pie!

After stuffing, this was the most-requested holiday favorite on Facebook last week. So, as promised, here are some delicious ways to make BD-friendly pumpkin pie!

This first recipe is from BD member Regina. It will keep for up to a week in the fridge, so you can enjoy guilt-free dessert for days!

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups whole, raw almonds                                                                                                        2/3 cup raisins                                                                                                                                   ¼ cup raw, unsweetened coconut, shredded                                                                                   2 tsp. vanilla (or water)                                                                                                                       2 cups diced pie pumpkin (1” cubes) or 1 ½ cups canned pumpkin                                            ¾ cup pitted dates                                                                                                                               5 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk                                                                                                      2 tsp. cinnamon                                                                                                                                    2 tsp. vanilla                                                                                                                                          ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice                                                                                                                    4 tbsp. coconut oil, melted

Directions:

Note: If not using canned pumpkin, be sure to use a pie pumpkin – they’re smaller and sweeter than bigger pumpkins. You could also try butternut squash.

For the crust:

  1. Grind the almonds into a flour in a food processor. Add the raisins and continue grinding until broken down.
  2. Add the coconut and vanilla. Grind again to incorporate.
  3. If needed, add another ½-1 tsp. water to keep the mixture held together when pressed in your hand.
  4. Press into the bottom of a pie plate or mini tart pans.

For the filling:

  1. In a high speed blender, combine the pumpkin, almond milk, spices and vanilla. Blend to liquid.
  2. Add the dates and blend again until smooth. Add the coconut oil last, one the mixture is warm. Blend to incorporate.
  3. Spread the filling in the crust.
  4. Chill for at least 6 hours (longer is better).

This second recipe is from BD member Camille, and is as easy as … well … pie!

Walnut Crust Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

FOR CRUST:

2 cups walnuts                                                                                                                                       2 tbsp. butter or coconut oil, melted                                                                                                  1 tsp. baking soda                                                                                                                                 ¼ tsp. unrefined sea salt

FOR FILLING:

15 oz. can pumpkin puree                                                                                                                    1 cup canned coconut milk                                                                                                                   1 tsp. vanilla extract                                                                                                                             ¼ tsp. ground cloves                                                                                                                            ½ tsp. ground cinnamon                                                                                                                     ¼ tsp. ground ginger                                                                                                                           ½ tsp. nutmeg                                                                                                                                      ¼ tsp. ground cardamom                                                                                                                    Pinch of unrefined sea salt                                                                                                                   3 tbsp. maple syrup                                                                                                                              3 eggs

Directions:

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, process the crust ingredients until very fine in texture. Press the walnut mixture into a 9-inch pie pan, ensuring a thinner layer on the bottom and a thicker layer along the pan’s sides. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove pie crust from oven. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine all pie filling ingredients and whisk until smooth. Pour batter into pre-baked pie crust. Bake for 50 minutes, rotating pan halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  5. Remove pie from oven and cool completely. Serve.

Check out the original recipes here and here, and let us know in the recipe comments if you enjoyed these delicious, BD-friendly pie recipes!

In health and happiness,

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My study of how to achieve and keep good health began when I was 18 and has been my lifelong passion. I have learned much over the years and when my T.O.P.S. group dissolved, I created Talk 'N Share. Life happened and I have not done anything with it until now. Since the beginning of this year I have learned many important things and wish to share with others, who like myself, may find it nearly impossible to lose those last few pounds and maintain the loss already achieved.
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