4 of the Best And Easy To Make Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Pumpkin pies are one of the best seasonal dishes to make not just because of how tasty they are with their sweet and creamy flavor mixed in with some spice, but also because of their nutritional benefits and how healthy they can be.

Pumpkin pies are one of the healthiest pies out there, for example they contain less overall calories and fat when compared to apple pie.

There are some additions that can make this recipe even healthier however so you don’t have to worry about eating it too often.

Here are 5 of the tastiest pumpkin pie recipes that are easy to make, and above all, are filled with nutritional benefits making them a perfect healthy snack.

1. Dairy Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Dairy free vegan pumpkin pie

Starting with a vegan choice that anyone can tuck into, this recipe is low in sugar, egg free and completely vegan friendly and while it may not look healthy, its ingredients are much better for you than the standard pumpkin pie.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour or gluten free baking flour
  • 2 tbsp of vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp of arrowroot powder
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cans of pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cups of coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of pumpkin spice

Instructions

Step 1 – Prepare The Dough

Start by measuring out the ingredients and in a food processor, meld together the arrowroot powder and flour. Gradually add in the coconut oil or vegan butter until it becomes a sandy texture.

Continue to mix while adding the maple syrup and chilled water until you get a smooth and thick dough.

Step 2 – Chill The Dough

Mold the dough into a large disc shape, then wrap it in a plastic wrap and let it chill in the fridge for about a half hour.

Step 3 – Roll Out And Bake Pie Crust

Next, roll the dough out to be about 14 inches in diameter. Transfer the dough over to a pie dish, which will probably be smaller, and clamp it down into place. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.

Bake the crust for 12 minutes until you take it out and prepare your filling.

Step 4 – Prepare Filling

Mix in a large bowl the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut milk and vanilla until very smooth and then pour the filing into the pie crust when ready.

Step 5 – Bake And Serve

Finally, bake the pie for a further 40 minutes, let it cool when it’s thoroughly cooked and there you have it, a gluten free vegan pie bursting with healthy flavors.

2. Lightened Sweet Pumpkin Pie

Lightened sweet pumpkin pie

This recipe takes a pumpkin pie and lightens the unhealthier ingredients to make it healthier but still perfect for the occasional treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp of nutmeg

Instructions

Step 1 – Prepare Crust

Measure out the pumpkin crust to your liking, this can be a flaky crust or a smoother one such as all butter pie crusts.

Step 2 – Make The Filling

Next, mix together in a large bowl the pumpkin puree, eggs, pure maple syrup, coconut sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until completely smooth, and then put it into the pie pan with the crust.

Step 3 – Bake The Pie

Bake the pie on a heating of 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 50 minutes, checking every few minutes to check the crust doesn’t burn.

Step 4 – Cool And Serve

Once ready, allow the pie to cool for about 15 minutes and you’ll have a naturally sweetened healthy homemade pie ready to serve.

3. Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie

Sugar free pumpkin pie

While sugar is one of the main ingredients for regular pumpkin pies, this recipe exchanges the sugar for healthier ingredients but still retains that rich sweet flavor the pie is known for.

Ingredients

  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 9inch unbaked pie crust
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp of ground ginger
  • 1/4 tbsp of ground nutmeg

Instructions

Step 1 – Pre-Heat Oven And Mix Ingredients

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit and then, mix the pumpkin puree, milk and eggs into a bowl alongside adding the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg as you go.

Step 2 – Insert The Filling

Once the filling is creamy and smooth, pour the mixture into the 9 inch pie crust.

Step 3 – Bake Until Golden Brown

Bake the pie on a heating of 350 degrees for around 40 minutes until it takes on a smooth darkish brown color, and serve with some sugar free whipped cream to add just an extra hint of sweetness to this sugar free treat.

4. Zero Point Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Zero point crustless pumpkin pie

By getting rid of the crust entirely, this recipe remains healthy while still being ultra creamy and soft thanks to its mixture of ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tbsp of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1tbs of pumpkin spice
  • 2 eggs
  • Unsweetened almond milk (Can change for skim milk)

Instructions

Step 1 – Prepare Pie Dish

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray the 9 inch pie dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2 – Mix And Add Ingredients

Mix the nutmeg, cinnamon, puree and other ingredients all in the same bowl until thick and smooth, and then add into the pie dish.

Step 3 – Bake And Serve

Bake the pie for around 45 minutes and when thoroughly cooked and brown, remove and serve with some sugar free cream surrounding the edges where the sugar filled crust would normally be in this extremely tasty pie.

Summary

By removing some of the unhealthier parts of pumpkin pie and switching them around with healthier alternatives, as these recipes do, you can make a pie that still has that sweet and noticeable flavor pumpkin pies are known for, but have the bonus of being incredibly healthy, so it can be well worth trying out some of these recipes next time you want to make this seasonal treat.