When it comes to the holidays, dessert takes center stage. Denying yourself isn’t much fun, and yet diving right in can become a lesson of gluttony. And while you can enjoy a few bites (or split) your favorite treat, wouldn’t you rather enjoy a whole slice of yum (without the consequences)!
With this Low Carb Pumpkin Pie you can enjoy a whole slice without the guilt. Its delicious, creamy filling is packed with the goodness of pumpkin, Ricotta and (unsweetened) yogurt giving you the benefit of Vitamin A, Calcium, and gut-friendly probiotics. The “graham cracker” crust is low carb and gluten-free! That’s because it’s made with almonds and flax meal. The result is a delicious treat complete with 4g fiber and 11g of protein. And with only 12g Carbs, it’s also a diabetic-friendly option.
So grab a bowl and a whisk, set up your food processor and you can prep this tasty treat in minutes.
Delicious Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Recipe
For the Filling:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup Whole milk yogurt
1/4 cup Ricotta
1 Scoop of protein powder* (I used Sweet Potato Recovery Powder by PaleoPro)
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
2 teaspoons or to taste pumpkin pie spice
For the Crust:
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax meal
1 Tablespoon coconut flour
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons (or to consistency) water
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Lightly grease a pie tin.
Prepare the filling:
In a bowl whisk together pumpkin, yogurt, ricotta, eggs, maple syrup, protein powder and spice. Cover and set a side.
Prepare the crust:
In a food processor, combine almond meal, flax, coconut flour, erythritol sweetener and butter and process until well combined.
Add water 1 Tablespoon at a time until batter forms into a bowl.
Press crust mixture evenly into pie tin and bake for 15 minutes until slightly brown and crust-like, then cool.
Pour batter into crust and bake for about 30 minutes until set.
Note: Any vanilla-flavored egg white protein powder will work. Just be sure it doesn’t contain much added sugar. PaleoPro products are a good clean choice.
Nutrition (1/8 of pie): 217 calories, 70mg Sodium,. 64mg Chol, 12g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 11g Protein
This recipe was first published on www.nutrisavvyhealth.com