Grain Free Pecan Pie (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Grain Free Pecan Pie.  You guys!  I made you a grain free pecan pie!  If I had to pick a favorite dessert, pie would be high up on the list.

This time of year we think of apple pie, pecan pie and pumpkin pie.  So I decided to come up with a healthier version of pecan pie.  Grain free and vegan pecan pie to be exact.


Grain Free Pecan Pie ~ My Whole Food Life


This pie is healthier because it is only sweetened with dates.  If you like a super sweet and gooey pecan pie, you can add a bit of maple syrup to this.

I thought it was plenty sweet the way it was.  It’s also super easy to make!  Just like my pumpkin pie, I used the crust recipe from Elena’s Pantry. I just love the simplicity of it.  My pecan pie is slightly different than the classic recipe, but it’s very good!

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Grain Free Pecan Pie

Grain Free Pecan Pie

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Serves 8-12 slices     adjust servings

A delicious pecan pie with no added sugar!


    For the crust

    For the filling


      For the crust

      1. In a food processor combine the flour and salt.
      2. Then add in the egg and coconut oil.
      3. Once the dough forms, press it into a greased pie dish. I used a 9 inch pie plate .
      4. Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes.

      For the filling

      1. In a food processor , combine the pecans and spices, then add the dates, coconut oil and milk.
      2. Once everything is well combined, dump it into a pie shell.
      3. Top it with more pecans.
      4. Store in the fridge to set. About 30 minutes.


      Recipe Notes

      This should last at least a week or maybe more in the fridge. Enjoy!

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      75 thoughts to “Grain Free Pecan Pie (Vegan and Gluten Free)”

          1. Made it last night! SO GOOD. I can't thank you enough for this recipe. Since I went paleo, I found that indulging in my favorite dessert of corn syrup pecan pie left me feeling sick and shakey, so I stopped eating it altogether, and I really missed it. This pie is absolutely perfect, just what I wanted-delish, sweet, even nutritious...and I don't instantly fall into a sugar coma after eating!! Thank you also for putting up Elana's crust recipe (I don't think I've ever made such a simple easy crust!). This all came together beautifully.
            1. I am so glad you enjoyed it! I agree that Elana's crust recipe is the best! I use it in my vegan pumpkin pie too!
      1. Hey Melissa - just came across this recipe and think it sounds amazing! I'm wondering - do you have the nutritional facts? Thanks :)
        1. Hi Ashley! Thank you! I'm sorry, I don't. I think you can plug the ingredients into My Fitness Pal to get a rough estimate.
      2. Can I substitute butter for the coconut oil in the crust and filling? Also, you don't bake the filling at all, right? I love that!
      3. Hi! I'm on vacation with limited kitchen utensils. I'd like to make this pie crust for an apple pie i'm making, but don't have a food processor. Do you think it would work in a standard blender or just mixing the almond flour and other ingredients without the food processor part or does it really need to be done that way? Best! Kelly
      4. I made this on thanksgiving day and again tonight. Everyone liked it on Thanksgiving and none was left even though there were so many pies. Even my 20 yo dessert expert daughter who has started eating a lot of processed junk food says she likes it as much as "real" pecan pie. She said the filling reminds her of cookie butter from Trader Joe's. I used raw grass-fed milk and butter in the filling and I used butter in the crust. My daughter said we should make ice cream using this filling. I think I'll do that soon! Can't wait to try more of your recipes. Thank you!
        1. Thanks Laura!! I actually have a recipe for homemade cookie butter too if you want to try it.
      5. I'm so interested in this pie! I am puzzled as to why it "sets up". What is the texture? Does the cold coconut oil do it?! Thank you for all you do.
      6. This was good. Really good!!! Not overly sweet. but it wasn't like a traditional pecan pie where all you taste is corn syrup/sugar. I loved this and will definitely be making it again. Thank you!!!!

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