In the search for healthy vegan pumpkin pie recipes, you may have noticed that few are oil-free.
Even if the recipe itself is oil-free, they often still call for oil to keep the pie crust from sticking to the pan. However, it is possible to make a great tasting vegan pumpkin pie that doesn’t use any oil.
Seeking out some of the best, this list includes the healthiest and most flavourful vegan pumpkin pie recipes.
For many recipes that are almost oil-free, laying a piece of baking or parchment paper between the pan and the crust can help prevent the crust from sticking.
Although with these truly oil-free recipes, you won’t need to worry about that.
The vegan pumpkin pie recipes below also focus on whole plant foods, so you’ll see no refined or added sugars in them. Whole fruit is where the pies get their sweetness.
And they are delicious!
Here are the top 3 healthiest vegan pumpkin pie recipes made entirely oil-free.
1. Pumpkin Pie
A whole food, plant-based vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe from Straight Up Food, this one is filled with flavour. The crust for this vegan pumpkin pie is made with oats, pecans, dates, and non-dairy milk. The same ingredients are used for the filling, plus the essentials—pumpkin and spice. For the final touch, you can grate some pecans onto the top of the pie.
2. Fruit Sweetened Pumpkin Pie
This Fruit Sweetened Pumpkin Pie recipe is from Feasting on Fruit. Gluten-free flour and bananas make up the crust and they work well together. Free from added sugars, the pumpkin pie filling is sweetened with dates that are added to the pumpkin puree, non-dairy milk, and cornstarch. Add a healthy dash of pumpkin pie spice and you’re all set. Follow along step-by-step by watching the recipe video here.
3. Date Sweetened Pumpkin Pie
Another great healthy and oil-free vegan recipe is Sweet Simple Vegan’s Date Sweetened Pumpkin Pie. The recipe for the crust uses almond or oat flour along with dates and almond milk. The touch of almond in the crust adds a slightly nutty flavour to this vegan pumpkin pie. to The filling for this pie recipe is thickened with chickpea flour (or oat flour) and coconut cream (or full fat coconut milk).
Finish off your pie with whipped cream. There are a few recipes for toppings provided through the above vegan pumpkin pie recipe links, or you can go try Oh She Glows Coconut Whipped Cream. This whipped cream is made with a bit of sweetener such as maple syrup or cane sugar. Or, you could use date syrup.
For an extra fresh and flavourful pie, make your own pumpkin puree from scratch by roasting a sugar pumpkin. That way there’s no need for cans. To keep the roasting process oil-free, opt out of brushing the inside of the pumpkins with oil before cooking them.
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