Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be the same if there was no pumpkin pie! So, what do you do when you want to maintain your healthy eating, but also want to indulge a little? The answer is a simple one…make a “clean” pumpkin pie! Does that mean you can eat the entire thing, no, but you can enjoy a little dessert!
Clean Pumpkin Pie
For the Pie Crust:
- 1 cup almond flour (meal) or finely ground almonds
- 1+1/2 cup (white) whole wheat flour + more for dusting/rolling
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Coconut oil (cooking) spray
For Pumpkin Pie Filling:
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 15 oz can (2 cups) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1/2 cup agave nectar or honey
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1+1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray 9″ pie dish with cooking spray (I use coconut oil spray) and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all crust ingredients and mix with spatula, later on with your hands, until a ball of dough forms. If necessary, add more almond milk or flour, use your judgement.
- On a flat surface, roll out the crust until it’s large enough to cover the pie dish. First, flatten the dough ball with your hands and then use the rolling pin. Dust the dough with flour while rolling, and it might help to place it on a parchment paper half way through for easier rolling and moving.
- Place the pie dish upside down on the rolled out dough.
- Flip and mold the crust in to the pie dish using your hands.
- Cut the excess dough with kitchen scissors or knife. P.S. I re-rolled the scrapes and made cookies, more like crackers. Just bake for 15-20 minutes at 425 degrees F.
- Bake the crust for 15 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk Pumpkin Pie Filling ingredients together. Pour into pre-baked crust, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for another 45 minutes.
- Let the pie cool completely before slicing. Cut into 8 slices and serve warm or cold, with whipped coconut cream or just plain.