Wellness Wednesday: Heart Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Heart health is the topic for this Wellness Wednesday segment with registered nurse Meghan Sarna of Northern Roots Wellness and she is bringing us one pumpkin pie recipe that is sure to please everyone this holiday season.

Here it is:

Heart Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

Crust

Filling

Instructions:

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Combine all ingredients, pulse in a food processor, one at a time
      1. Oats, pecans, cinnamon, salt and add dates (pre-soaked and drained) and melted coconut oil, last.
  3. Spray pie pan and spread pie crust  mixture evenly onto dish. Poke fork holes in the crust and bake (uncovered) for 10-12 minutes (**lightly golden brown). 
    1. Place on cooling rack for 30 minutes

Filling

  1. Combine cashews (pre soaked and drained), pumpkin, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut oil, salt, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg on high speed in a blender until smooth ( may need to add a tbs or more of almond/cashew milk as needed).
  2. Pour filling into the pie crust and chill in freezer (overnight or four to six hours until firm).
  3. Remove from freezer and defrost for 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve with whipped coconut cream and pecans

Whipped coconut cream

  • Place a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. 
  • Remove separated, hardened coconut milk and with a hand mixer or standing mixer, whip until light peaks are formed (save liquid coconut milk and add it to another dish).

Enjoy!

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