Chocolate Turtle Pie

Are you searching for an amazing (but healthier) dessert for your next party? A yummy pie for Thanksgiving that you won’t regret later? Emily from PrettyPies.com at your service! I’m here to share a delicious dessert that’s filled to the brim with nutritious ingredients. Pretty from the inside out! So you can enjoy guilt-free. 🙂

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Have you ever had a chocolate turtle pie? It’s a decadent chocolate filling topped with caramel and pecans. One of my favorite combinations. Something about rich chocolate and pecans is so delightful and comforting this time of year when the weather gets cooler. I love to cozy up on the couch under my warm blanket and savor something chocolatey after the kids have gone to bed. Because #mommyneedschocolate 😉

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Chocolate Pecan Pie (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Chocolate Pecan Pie.  If you are still struggling with what dessert to serve for Thanksgiving, I got you covered with this healthy vean pecan pie.

Not only is this delectable pecan pie made healthier, but it’s also vegan, gluten free and grain free. If you love pecans, you may also like my flourless cinnamon pecan cookies, pecan pie granola, or my classic pecan pie recipe.

 

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This happens to be super easy to make as well.  You can make this ahead of time too.  This would be awesome topped with some coconut whip cream, or served with a side of my pecan caramel ice cream.   Yum!

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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!

Ingredients

    For the crust

    For the filling

    Instructions

      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.

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      Recipe Notes

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

      Pecan Pie Filled Muffins

      My daughter loves muffins with surprises inside, so this recipe is for her.  Who doesn’t like a surprise?  I already have my Nutella Filled Banana Muffins on the blog. These muffins contain a sweet little surprise, but they are made with wholesome ingredients.  If you like my Pecan Pie Larabars, you will love these!  This is a great one to make with your kids.

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      I let my daughter put the filling into each muffin.  It was fun to be able to let her help me bake.

      Pecan Pie Filled Muffins

      Pecan Pie Filled Muffins

      Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 13 min Serves 12 muffins     adjust servings

      Ingredients

        For the filling

        For the muffins

        • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
        • 1/4 cup applesauce
        • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
        • 1 1/2 cups milk
        • 1 egg (I used a flax egg replacement)
        • 2 T coconut oil
        • 2 tsp vanilla beans or extract
        • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
        • 2 tsp baking powder
        • 1/2 tsp salt

        Instructions

        1. Preheat oven to 350.
        2. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl .
        3. Mix wet into another.
        4. Add wet to dry. 
        5. Mix only until combined. 
        6. Spoon a small amount of batter into lined
        7. muffin pans.  I used standard sized muffin pans
        8. Take some of the pecan mixture and roll it into a ball. 
        9. Place it on top of the muffin batter. 
        10. Cover the top with more batter. 
        11. Repeat these steps until all are done. 
        12. Bake in the oven for about 13 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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        Recipe Notes

        I got 12 standard sized muffins and 1 jumbo muffin out of my batch. These should last 2 weeks in the fridge, but you can freeze them for longer storage.

        Pecan Pie Granola

        The other day I made Pecan Pie Larabars.  They came out really good.  I had some leftover pecans, so I wanted to try a Pecan Pie Granola.  I love granola and eat it almost every day.  It keeps me full until lunchtime, which is something that cold cereal could never do.

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        I was really happy with the outcome of this pecan pie granola so I am sharing it with all of you!  This makes a great afternoon snack as well.  I used ground vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract in this recipe and it really makes a difference.  I buy it off Amazon and I love the stuff.

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        Pecan Pie Granola

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        Pecan Pie Granola

        Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min

        Ingredients

        Instructions

        1. Preheat the oven to 350.
        2. In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients. In another mix the wet. Add wet to dry and mix until everything is coated well.
        3. Spread granola out onto a lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.
        4. Pull the trays out and shake them around a bit and place back in the oven for another 15-17 minutes.  Enjoy!

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