Saturday, October 31, 2009

healthiest ever, primitive pumpkin pie

Are you on a primitive (Hunt + Gather) diet? Are you sad you won't be able to eat pumpkin pie this year? Well.. this one's for you. I know.. save your applause. I don't need a favor in return - just pass it forward.

The crust:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup ground flax seed
3/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp almond butter
1/4 tsp salt

Oven! 350. Melt the coconut oil. Mix the ground flax seeds with the water and let sit until thickened. Mix the dry ingredients, then add all the wet ones. Roll it into a big ball and place on a sheet of parchment paper that's been taped to the table. Place another piece of parchment paper over it. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin. Take the top sheet off, and slide the bottom paper with the flattened dough right into a 9" x 13" pan. Poke with a fork.. all over, and bake for 10 minutes.

(caught stealing)

The top:
2 cups pumpkin puree (you don't need a can.. just a pie pumpkin)
4 tbsp arrowroot powder
1/2 cup coconut cream (the coconut milk separated into cream and water.. I think by sitting still on my shelf for so long - along with the lack of preservatives)
6 tbsp honey (vegans.. you know what to do)
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning

Mix all ingredients and spread on top of the baked crust. Good work! It's all easy from here. Just bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
Then let it cool, and cut into squares. (I put a small bit of coconut cream on top) This way you can serve it at a big party.. and you don't need forks or plates! And you can eat a bunch of them and it's still probably less than eating a piece of pie! But it's ok.. because it fits under the ridiculously harsh restrictions of the Hunt + Gather diet. Go you. Anything's possible.

(food porn)


  1. Oooh, those little healthy pie bites sure look goood! Thanks for directing me to your blog, Anna. The little dollops of coconut cream on top of the pieces are pure genius!

  2. A healthy pie with coconut oil as one of the ingredient, I'm sure this would be a delightful treat.