Thanksgiving is coming! Which means good food, family, football, good food, naps, movies, and yes more good food. I am a huge fan of Thanksgiving – who doesn’t love a holiday dedicated to eating – – ok, ok it isn’t solely dedicated to eating, but you get the idea. I am not however, a fan of over indulging in a huge plate of food that makes me feel sluggish, tired, and uncomfortable. I believe I can enjoy the holidays with a plate full of healthy classics, wholesome desserts, and of course enjoying one of my aunts famous sugar cookies. That is my type of Thanksgiving, and no, I don’t have to give up any flavor or decadence when I choose healthy Thanksgiving classics including desserts; my Pumpkin Pie and this Pecan Pie are perfect examples of that!
This Pecan Pie is full of heart healthy pecans, made with a whole grain pie crust, and sweetened with pure maple syrup and coconut sugar, and it is so GOOD! Seriously, it is tasty. You could serve this to a crowd, and even the super stubborn family member that insists Thanksgiving Dinner won’t taste good if it is healthy will like this pie! It is definitely on my “to bring” list for my Thanksgiving celebration.
Note: Use my pie crust recipe here
- 1 uncooked pie crust (link to my pie crust above)
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 3 eggs, whipped
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted (or butter)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Prepare the pie crust in a 9 inch pie pan
- Combine all other ingredients together in large mixing bowl
- Pour into prepared pie crust
- Bake for 45 minutes
- Allow to cool and enjoy!