Sourced from: Infinite Health Blog, by Dr. Davis,
originally posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: 2011-11-22
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is one of those fixtures of
Thanksgiving dinner that, when recreated without wheat, can be enjoyed
without worry. No worries over weight gain, increased blood sugar,
triglycerides, blood pressure. No leg edema, abdominal cramps or
diarrhea. No depression, moodiness, or crabbiness–except
that aimed at your weird brother-in-law who keeps on licking his
fingers after touching everything.
The pumpkin puree poses only a slight potential
carbohydrate challenge. The entire pie contains 36 grams
carbohydrates; if divided into 8 pieces, that yields 4.5 grams
carbohydrate per slice–a tolerable level for most people. Heck,
even two pieces yields about the same carbohydrate load as half an apple.
1¼ cups ground walnuts (or pecans or almonds)
¼ cup ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large egg
4 ounces butter or coconut oil, melted
2 cups pumpkin puree
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 large eggs
½ cup coconut milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Sweetener equivalent to ¾ cup sugar (e.g., 5 tablespoons Truvia)
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In large bowl, mix together ground walnuts,
flaxseed, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. In small bowl, whisk eggs and
add butter or coconut oil. Pour liquid mix into dry mix and blend
by hand thoroughly.
Grease a 9-inch pie pan with coconut oil or
other oil. Transfer mix to the pie pan and spread evenly along
bottom and up sides. If mixture is too thin, place in refrigerator
for several minutes to thicken. For ease of spreading, use a large
metal spoon heated under running hot water. Set aside.
In another large bowl, combine pumpkin, cream
cheese, eggs, coconut milk, and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly
by hand. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and sweetener and continue
to blend by hand.
Pour pumpkin mix into pie crust. Bake in oven
for 40 minutes or until toothpick or knife withdraws nearly dry.
Optionally, sprinkle additional nutmeg and/or cinnamon, top with
whipped cream or coconut milk.