Healthy Pumpkin Pie. My easy healthy pumpkin pie filling has no sugar and is naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup. You can also make this healthy pumpkin pie recipe crustless, it is delicious both ways! Make sure to check out my pumpkin pie martini for a delicious cocktail.
My Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe is:
- All natural ingredients
- No added sugar
- Easy to make
- Tastes just like classic pumpkin pie
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Thanksgiving is all about pie right?! Next up on my menu is a healthy pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin that is refined sugar free and also dairy free. My easy healthy pumpkin pie is made with just 8 ingredients: homemade pumpkin puree, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, ground cinnamon, sea salt, and eggs!
I have been on a baking rampage this weekend with all the different pie recipes. I experimented with an almond flour crust, a gluten free flour pie crust, healthy chocolate pudding filling, healthy coconut banana cream pie, and now this healthy pumpkin pie with coconut milk! The fridge has been packed solid with pies and I am not mad about it. 🙂 2 slices a night and I'm feeling good.
HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE INGREDIENTS
- Pumpkin puree. I like to make homemade pumpkin puree from pie pumpkins, but you can also use store bought canned pumpkin. If you do use canned pumpkin, just make sure it is in a BPA free can.
- Full fat coconut milk. Use a can of organic full fat coconut milk.
- Maple syrup. Make sure to buy pure maple syrup!
- Vanilla extract. Make sure it is pure vanilla extract and not artificial vanilla extract!
- Pumpkin pie spice. I use a jar of premade pumpkin pie spice, which is just a blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
- Ground cinnamon. I added a bit more ground cinnamon because I just love the extra flavor and aroma it adds.
- Pink sea salt in place of conventional table salt (which is bleached).
- Eggs from my local farmer!
HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE VS TRADITIONAL PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE
I always like to start a new healthy recipe by making the traditional one first. That way I can see what the flavor and texture is like and mimic it to the best of my ability.
Let's look at what traditional pumpkin pie is made with versus my healthy pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin. We are just going to look at the pumpkin pie fillings here and not the pie crust.
Traditional Pumpkin Pie
pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, pumpkin pie spice, heavy cream, milk.
Healthy Pumpkin Pie
pumpkin puree, eggs, maple syrup, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut milk.
You can see some similarities and differences between the two. Both use real pumpkin puree, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
The differences really are in the sugars & cream. My no sugar healthy pumpkin pie is made with just ¼ maple syrup in place of 1 ½ cups of brown sugar. The heavy cream and milk is substituted for full fat coconut milk.
TIPS FOR THE BEST HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE
Use high quality pumpkin puree. You will get amazing flavor if you make your own puree or choose organic canned pumpkin. Don't cheap out!
Use full fat coconut milk. Full fat coconut milk makes your pumpkin pie dense and creamy.
Pure maple syrup adds just a touch of sweetness. Make sure to buy pure maple syrup and not the artificially flavored ones (which is basically just flavored corn syrup yuck).
Pure vanilla extract has THE best flavor. Read the bottle carefully and don't buy the artificially flavored one. I know the pure vanilla is more expensive but it is so worth it!
High quality spices. First, make sue to buy good quality pumpkin spice and cinnamon. And second, don't use ones that have been in your cupboard for years and years. Spices degrade in scent and flavor over time so it's best to buy smaller quantities each year!
HOW TO MAKE EASY HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE FILLING
STEP 1- MIX THE HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE FILLING
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Make sure you have an unbaked 9 inch pie crust ready to go (see some of my favorites below).
In a large mixing bowl, add:
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- ⅔ cup full fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon pink sea salt
- 2 large eggs.
Use a whisk to mix the filling together completely.
Pour the filling into your unbaked 9" pie shell.
So easy right?!
WHAT KIND OF CRUST GOES WITH HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE?
I have made this pie with my healthier pie crust, which is a wheat flour base.
I have also tried it with my gluten free pie crust, which is made with a 1:1 gluten free baking flour.
Both times it came out great!
I have not tried it with my almond flour pie crust yet, but if you try it with this pie crust, leave me a comment below to let me know how it turned out for you!
STEP 2- BAKE
HOW TO BAKE HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE
Bake your pie in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
You will notice that the edges of the pie crust will be golden brown, and center of the pie filling will be set. It is a good indicator that your pie is fully cooked if there is a crack in the center of the filling. 🙂
STEP 3- COOL AND SERVE!
Allow your pie to cool completely before serving it.
I usually bake mine the night before and let it cool at room temperature overnight before serving it the next day. This is also a time saver on Thanksgiving day to have your pies made the day before and ready to go!
HOW TO SERVE HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE
You can serve it as is, but the best way is always with whipped cream right?!
Make your own whipped cream by whipping heavy cream with a bit of vanilla and sugar. Make coconut whipped cream. Or, purchase whipped cream store bought.
Frequently asked questions about my healthy dairy-free pumpkin pie recipe.
HOW DOES THIS HEALTHY PUPMPKIN PIE TASTE GOOD WITH NO SUGAR?
No sugar pumpkin pie is incredibly flavorful! It has high quality cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, sea salt, and a bit of pure maple syrup.
CAN I MAKE HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE WITH NO CRUST?
Yes!! Simply add your healthy pie filling right into the pie dish. Bake until the center is no longer jiggly. A delicious healthy no crust pie.
CAN I MAKE HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE BARS INSTEAD?
Yes!! Instead of pressing the pie crust up the sides, roll the pie crust into a square shape. Place the pie crust into the bottom of a 9 x 9 glass baking dish. Next, add the pie filling. Bake until the center is no longer jiggly. Cut into bars.
HOW DO I MAKE AHEAD HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE FILLING?
You can make your pumpkin pie filling ahead of time. This is especially great for busy Thanksgiving desserts. Make your pie filling the night before and store it in the fridge. Let it sit at room temperature about 30 minutes before baking.
INSTEAD OF HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE WITH COCONUT MILK, CAN I USE GREEK YOGURT INSTEAD?
Yes! You can replace the coconut milk for Greek yogurt in this pumpkin pie recipe!
More healthy pie recipes for a healthy Thanksgiving!
- Gluten Free Pie Crust
- Almond Flour Pie Crust
- Wheat Flour Pie Crust
- Apple Pie Cheesecake
- Chocolate Pudding Pie
- Vegan Key Lime Pie
- Coconut Banana Cream Pie (Vegan)
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The Best Healthy Pumpkin Pie
- pie dish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to have a 9" unbaked pie shell ready.pie crust
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, and eggs.2 cups pumpkin puree, ⅔ cups full fat coconut milk, ¼ cup pure maple syrup, 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon pink sea salt, 2 lg eggs
- Add the filling to the prepared (unbaked) pie shell.
- Bake for 1 hour until the center is set.
- Cool for at least 1 hour or overnight before serving. Enjoy!