Healthy & Delicious Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe

As you know, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s that time of year where people justify overeating and wearing their stretchy pants to family Thanksgiving. But you, YOU have been trying SO HARD all year to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a big part of that being a healthy diet. 

Then enters, Aunt June. (You know who I am talking about) The aunt that LOVES to bake and she brings the most delicious pie EVERY YEAR to Thanksgiving. You actually look forward to it. You may even have a countdown going on your phone until you can stuff that delicious pie into your mouth. It has cream and custard and also about 3000 calories a slice… 

Well we are here to help! Bring your own dessert this year that is a healthier option for you and your family. Take THAT Aunt June! 

Vegan & Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Cups

INGREDIENTS

CRUST

• 1 1/2 cup almond flour

• 2 tbsp maple syrup

• 1 tbsp water

FILLING

• 1 cup pumpkin puree

• 1/2 cup baked and mashed sweet potato

• 1/4 cup maple syrup

• 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix together the crust ingredients with a fork until well combined. It should be crumbly but stick together when pressed.

2. Spray your muffin pan with oil and place a strip of parchment paper in each for easy removal. Or line with paper liners.

3. Press the crust into the muffin tins, covering the bottom and sides evenly. Wetting your fingers can help if it is too sticky. You should have enough crust for 4 pie cups. Set aside.

4. Preheat the oven to 375F

5. Blend the filing ingredients until smooth and creamy.

6. Pour into the crusts, and smooth the tops.

7. Bake for 30 minutes at 375F.

8. Cool then chill overnight (or at least 8 hours.

9. Enjoy! Keep in the fridge.

RECIPE NOTES

For the brown rice flour crust option, mix 1.5 cups brown rice flour with 1/4 cup maple syrup and 4-6 tbsp water until the texture is crumbly but sticks together when pressed.