With the Autumn season right around the corner, you can probably feel your taste buds craving some pumpkin flavor and one of the best statement treats of the season is, of course, an incredibly delicious pumpkin pie. However, you are probably also wondering if it is Paleo? Determining whether or not pumpkin pie is Paleo is all about the ingredients used. There are definitely versions that are the opposite of Paleo, but there are just as delicious varieties that are just as nutritious, while keeping your Paleo lifestyle on track and allowing you to indulge in this season’s favorite.
Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie
This is an excellent option that is fairly close to a traditional pumpkin pie. Instead of using non-Paleo all-purpose flour, opt for almond flour instead. You can also use crushed up walnuts or pecans, or almond flour if you would like. It all depends on the flavor you want to savor. To achieve the buttery taste, add in some coconut oil and honey into the crust. Use the traditional pump seasonings and spices to achieve that pumpkin pie taste you and your family will all enjoy.
Paleo Pumpkin Pie
You can also get pretty Paleo specific with your pumpkin pie recipe as well. Instead of using canned pumpkin puree, you need to set out a little bit of extra time to use an actual pumpkin and making a homemade puree out of it. However, the extra bit of time required is definitely worth the delicious, fresh taste of pumpkin that canned ingredients simply can’t provide. The crust is also made out of nut flours to ensure that it is grain-free. As for the filling, top up on coconut milk and nature sources of sweet sugars.
An Easy Paleo Pumpkin Pie
If you want to try a pumpkin that is delicious, and you don’t really care about the ‘pretty’ side of pumpkin making, then you should certain try these options. The crust is simple; nut flour and butter. The filling is made from puree from a can, spices and traditional flavors. It is definitely the easiest pie on the list.
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
You also have the option of making a crustless pie which consists of, well, no crust. That’s one way to ensure your pie doesn’t have any grains in it! This is an excellent option if you aren’t huge on pie crusts to begin with. You really won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything. Another interesting and unique element to these kinds of pumpkin pies is the use of chia and flax seeds. Although these are different from what you may be used to, the traditional pumpkin pie taste is prominent, and that’s what you’re after anyway, right?
There is no season that the Paleo lifestyle doesn’t cater to. Let the pumpkin seasoning begin!