Clean Honey Pumpkin Pie (Egg-Free, Oil-Free, Dairy-Free)

A good pumpkin pie is an essential recipe for any kitchen.

Clean Honey Pumpkin Pie (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free)

When I first embark on creating a recipe, I try to find an angle with it, so to speak.

Do I want to lower the sugar? Make it gluten-free? Vegan? Paleo?

There are so many pumpkin pie recipes circulating the web, what would make mine stand apart?

The first thing I knew I wanted to do was make an egg-free pie.

Clean Honey Pumpkin Pie (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free) 4

There are so many individuals with egg allergies these days, so I wanted to create something for them.

Making it dairy-free was a given, as I rarely include any dairy in my diet due to my own sensitivities….but what about the sugar content?

After reading the comments on other pumpkin pie recipes, it seemed many people were looking for a more natural, liquid sweetener to use in place of the 3/4-1 cup of sugar typically called for.

Among all of the sweeteners available, including coconut sugar and maple syrup, honey is the one best tolerated with my family, so that was destined to be my recipe’s direction.

I first created this pie when some of my husband’s family from Oregon were visiting. I was happy to have them over to sample some of my upcoming recipes including this pie and an amazing mashed potato side dish.

I was so pleased when everyone loved the pie!

Clean Honey Pumpkin Pie (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free) 2

By not using eggs, this version has a creamy almost custard-like texture (ironically) that I personally love!

I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t hold together as well, but it worked out great, and my husband has been requesting it ever since!

 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 8 slices
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • ¾ c. light coconut milk
  • 3 T. arrowroot powder
  • ½ c. honey
  • 1 t. molasses
  • 1¼ t. cinnamon
  • ½ t. ginger
  • ¼ t. nutmeg
  • ¼ t. allspice
  • pinch cloves
  • ½ t. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut milk and arrowroot until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, honey, molasses, spices, and salt.
  4. Stir in the coconut milk mixture until everything is smooth and well combined.
  5. Pour the filling into an unbaked pie shell.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Lower the temperature to 350 degrees, and continue baking the pie for 50 minutes.
  8. Remove the pie from the oven (it will appear quite liquid-y, which is normal).
  9. Place the pie directly into the fridge for at least five hours until set.
  10. Cut and enjoy!
Notes
WW points (new system): 4
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ of pie Calories: 140 Fat: 5.6 g Saturated fat: 4.9 g Unsaturated fat: 0.7 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 24.5 g Sugar: 20.4 g Sodium: 125 mg Fiber: 2.3 g Protein: 1.3 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

Notes:

I suspect maple syrup would work in place of the honey for strict vegans, though I haven’t tried this.

2014_10_25

Clean Honey Pumpkin Pie (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free) 3

I have a good gluten-free crust recipe coming soon for those of you that might be searching, so stay tuned for that in November!

Clean Honey Pumpkin Pie (Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free) 5

What is your favorite holiday pie?

I love pumpkin, but I’m also partial to anything apple. My husband’s absolute favorite is pumpkin, so I’m so happy that he enjoyed this recipe.

 

 

 

 

Easy, Nut-Free Chocolate Truffles (Vegan) –Video

Raw treats are some of my favorite desserts to eat.

Easy, Nut-Free Chocolate Truffles (Vegan)

Unfortunately, most recipes require copious amounts of nuts, which I don’t tolerate well in large amounts, and since my oldest daughter can’t have them at all, I wanted to create a delicious, chocolat-y treat for us to both enjoy!

These easy, decadent truffles are made up of just four ingredients, and they are fancy enough to serve to guests!

Please enjoy the following video for these delights.

 

 

Easy, Nut-Free Chocolate Truffles (Vegan)
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 8 truffles
Ingredients
  • 1½ c. soft dates (about seven ounces)
  • 3 T. cocoa powder
  • ¼ c. oats (I use Country Choice Organic Oats)
  • pinch sea salt
  • OPTIONAL COATING IDEAS:
  • -coconut
  • -cocoa powder
  • -pistachio pieces
Instructions
  1. Process the oats until broken down into a flour consistency.
  2. Pulse in the cocoa and salt.
  3. Add in the dates and process until well combined (add in a splash of water if needed to bring everything together).
  4. Roll the mixture into small balls.
  5. Roll in toppings, if desired.
  6. Chill until set or enjoy as is!
Notes
Nutrition facts do not include any coatings. WW points (new system): 2
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅛ of recipe Calories: 84 Fat: 0.5 g Saturated fat: 0 g Unsaturated fat: 0.5 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 21.4 g Sugar: 15.8 g Sodium: 20 mg Fiber: 2.8 g Protein: 1.3 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

Adapted from Bon Appetit

What are your favorite nut-free recipes?

Friday Finds

1. The Perfect, Cheap Sieve

I use a sieve for just about every recipe I prepare, whether I’m rinsing frozen fruit for a smoothie or rice for a stir-fry, and I found the best one for all of my daily jobs.

Winco MS3A-8S Strainer with Single Fine Mesh, 8-Inch Diameter

Not only is it priced just right (hello FIVE dollars!), it rinses everything from vegetables to quinoa without a single lost seed.

2. Healthy Halloween Candy Round-Up

My blog pal Laura from Petite Allergy Treats has a great post you should check out!

From Snickers and candy cups to Peppermint Patties and marshmallows, these treats are all healthy, allergy-friendly, and delicious! Check out the round-up here.

3. Aluminum-Free Microdermabrasion Scrub

I am the queen of amateur skin care and trying new products.

When I was younger, I used to pay $100-200 a month to get microdermabrasion treatments for acne, and I really loved the results! Now, however, I am always looking for more frugal ways to care for my skin, while still trying to obtain the same results of the expensive methods.

I began researching microdermabrasion equipment and at-home scrubs and found that most required the use of an aluminum-based substance, which I did not like.

This one, however, employs finely ground dead sea salts, which are high in minerals and nourishing for the skin.

Adovia Exfoliating Facial Sea Salts - At Home Microdermabrasion Crystals - Dead Sea Salt Exfoliating Crystals for Acne, Oily Skin and Blackheads - Finely Ground Facial Sea Salt for Face Exfoliation - Remove Dead Skin Cells and Reveal a Radiant, Clear Layer of Skin - Mix with Cleanser, Soap, Masks or for At Home Microdermabrasion with Dead Sea Salts

I have a skin type that needs constant exfoliation to look decent, so products like this are so awesome for me, as they slough off the top dry, dull layer of skin, brightening my complexion in the process.

Mixed with a bit of olive oil, this is also very moisturizing!

4. Halloween Ghost Craft

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and if you’re like me, you want scary paraphernalia everywhere!

 

This cool glow in the dark ghost requires only a handful of materials, is easy to put together, and will make your kids scream with glee!

5. Chickpea Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Video

Remember these delights?

I love them so much, I created a video showing you exactly how to make them. I hope you enjoy it!

What new thing have you discovered lately?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...