Raw Vegan Pecan Pie

Raw Vegan Pecan Pie |www.LiveSimplyNatural.com

With all the hard work involved in preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I figure we could all use more dessert recipes that doesn’t require an oven, especially if your still celebrating the holiday festivities. I have to say that I do love cooking but I also love simplicity and when it comes to the holidays, the simpler the better. All you need to prepare this raw pecan pie is a food processor! 

Raw Vegan Pecan Pie

Raw Vegan Pecan Pie |www.LiveSimplyNatural.com

This recipe takes an American classic and gives it a raw, vegan, and gluten-free spin, using fresh pecans, gooey dates, savory coconut oil, plus the sweet spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.  This Raw Pecan Pie is easy to make, guilt free and rich in flavor. A deceptively delicious dessert that anyone will enjoy. Make it for your friends and/or family this holiday year! 

Raw Vegan Pecan Pie |www.LiveSimplyNatural.com

Raw Vegan Pecan Pie | www.livesimplynatural.com

 

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Raw Pecan Pie

This raw vegan pecan pie is both easy to make and rich in flavor. Perfect for the holiday feasting.

  • Author: Vanessa Cassani
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins

Ingredients

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Crust

  • 1 cup almond
  • 1/2 cup pecan
  • 68 dates
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Filling

  • 1 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 1/2 cup dates (soaked)
  • 1/4 cup date water
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Crust

  1. In a high speed blender combine almonds, pecans, dates, shredded coconut and cinnamon.
  2. Blend ingredients until you reach a dough like consistency.
  3. Mold dough into pie dish and place in the fridge for filling.

Filling

  1. In your high speed blender combine 1/2 cup pecans, dates, water, coconut oil, vanilla extract and cinnamon & nutmeg seasoning.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. With a spoon mix in another 1/2 cup crushed pecans.
  4. Pour mixer into pie dish and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup pecan on top.
  5. Place in frige for 2 hours to set. Enjoy at room temperature!

Notes

Double the recipe if using a 9 inch pie crush. Serves 12

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 662
  • Sugar: 51g
  • Sodium: 36mg
  • Fat: 46g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 31g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Protein: 9g

Raw Vegan Pecan Pie

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Health Benefits 

Pecans have been known to reduce the risk of high cholesterol levels, hypertension, diabetes, gallstone disease and cancer. They have high antioxidant properties and help in weight management. They are rich in fats but also contain protein and fiber which may make one feel full for a longer duration and thus helps in lowering the intake of other high calorie foods. They are also beneficial in maintaining blood sugar levels especially for those suffering from diabetes. Pecans are rich in magnesium which has been known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and shown to help lower blood pressure. Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. 

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