Mini Pumpkin Pies

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love gathering with family, watching football with my dad and grandpa, cooking with my mom, sister and grandma AND EATING PUMPKIN PIE.

Dairy free, gluten free, Paleo pumpkin pieIn fact, I love eating pumpkin pie so much that for my birthday that’s what I would ask to have instead of cake, pumpkin pie.

When I changed my diet over three years ago, I was determined to find/ create a pumpkin pie that was healthier and my body processed better but still tasted just as great. I tried vegan pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie using all honey as the sweetener, pie with out a crust, a nut crust version, pumpkin pie with a nut topping, raw pumpkin pie (I sound like bubba gump shimp right now…) After several years of experimenting, I think I’ve got the best recipe.

Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe – (gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo option, vegetarian)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon (t.) salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. ginger
  • 1/4 t. clovesSo Delicious brand culinary coconut milk lite, great dairy free option for pumpkin pie
  • 1 cup (c.) coconut milk (my favorite brand is So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk LITE)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can of organic pumpkin
  • 1/4 c. maple sugar (you could use white processed sugar but I like to have no refined sugars in my recipes)
  • 1/4 c. honey (buy local to help with seasonal allergies)
  • 1 c. chopped or whole pecans (or how ever much to your liking) to sprinkle on top
  • muffin tin liners that are foil (paper ones get too wet since this recipe keeps its moisture)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line your muffin tins with aluminum (or as I call it – tin foil) baking/muffin cups
  2. Stir together pumpkin, spices, sugar & honey
  3. Add eggs
  4. Gradually add coconut milk, while stirring
  5. Pour into muffin pan, dividing evenly between each of the cups
  6. Sprinkle a hand full of pecans on top
  7. Bake for 18 minutes
  8. Change temp to 375 degrees F and bake for another 25-35 minutes
  9. Cool completely before serving
  10. ENJOY!

Learn how to Feel Amazing After Thanksgiving Dinner and chowing down on this delicious recipe.

pamela's bread mixYou can also use this same recipe as a traditional pie. Use your favorite homemade paleo or gluten-free pie crust, a mix like Pamela’s or a great store bought brand like Wholly Wholesome Pie Shells.

For Cooking like a traditional pie – Bake it at 425 degrees F for 18 minutes then 375 degrees F for 40-50 minutes.

Dairy free, gluten free, paleo pumpkin pie

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