It’s been a hot minute since I posted a recipe. I’ve been focusing so much on getting my yoga business up and running and posting about yoga that I haven’t been experimenting much in the kitchen.
I’ve been baking and cooking a lot, however haven’t focused on recipes for the blog. This recipe is a good one! It’s lower on the carbs because it’s refined sugar free and is completely grain free!
Amazing Grain Free Mini-Pumpkin Pie
Making pies from scratch has been a must since finding out about my celiac disease. I don’t trust other places to make most gluten free food AND so many store bought pies (gluten free or not) have a bunch of sugar and junk in them. Because of this, I almost always make my own everything. Period.
Being a health nut and sticking to a grain free diet means I also modify my sugar and never have refined sugar. I try to limit my natural sugar (coconut sugar, pure maple syrup or honey) to 2 Tbs a day. Since staying away from a lot of sugar, I know right away when I’ve had too much. The blood sugar spike is no fun. My body becomes shaky and I have an instant brain fog. It’s nuts!
Holidays are full of treats so any time a lower sugar option is available, I take it! Or in this case, make it! ha
Now that we’ve touched on sugar, let’s talk a little about pumpkin! I love pumpkin. When it’s pumpkin season I stock up. Any pumpkins we have on hand (even non-pumpkin pie pumpkins) I use them to make my own puree. What I don’t use, I store it in the freezer. This way I can have pumpkin goodies any time of the year!
What more information on how beneficial eating pumpkin is for your health? Check out this post.
This grain free, mini-pumpkin pie is sure to please. It’s perfectly sweetened naturally and won’t make you feel overly full since it’s lower in carbs! Whether you have a couple people or a bunch you can whip this up in a little less than an hour. Make the recipe as is and you can serve about 6 people. Double the recipe and you will have enough for 10 or more, depending on the slice size.
Happy Holiday’s and enjoy!
The information on this website (Alt Yoga Vibe) is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for medical treatment. If you are experiencing any severe symptoms, please consult a healthcare practitioner.
These grain free pumpkin chocolate cookies are the best! There’s just enough coconut to give the cookies texture and enough moisture to make them smooth and chewy. Sometimes grain free cookies and desserts can be a little tricky. Adding too much coconut flour makes them too dry. Adding too much liquid can make grain free baking soggy and sticky. But these are perfect and they are super healthy!
Pumpkin is a fall favorite for many people but I find it tasty most any time of year. Since it’s not pumpkin season how do I make pumpkin foods, you ask? Well, I bought a bunch of pumpkins in October and November, cooked them, made pumpkin puree and I put the puree in my freezer. It works when I want something with pumpkin but don’t want to hunt for pumpkin puree in the stores.
Pumpkin and coconut are high in fiber so these little babies will help keep you regular. Plus the combo makes these Grain Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies healthy enough to eat as breakfast cookies. There’s little sugar added and if you get dark chocolate chips, it helps to fight free radicals (disease and cancer causing cells) in the body.
chewy moist fiber rich healthy smooth
I remade these last week when my picky eating family were in town. They were a hit! The fact that these have pumpkin, coconut, and no gluten or grain containing flours in them is a major plus. No one knew the cookies were healthy either! Even my toddler who won’t eat much colorful foods, loved these. I have made them without chocolate chips too so he can eat them any time without me feeling guilty! If you have picky eaters, these are sure to please!
Granola has been a favorite breakfast and snack since I can remember. It all started with granola bars when I was a kid. Those tasty Quaker Chewy bars, full of sugar and not so many nutrients. I requested those almost on a daily basis as a snack. These days I wouldn’t touch those with a ten foot pole. Mainly because of the gluten and sugar content but also the lack of nutrients.
I was on a kick of eating gluten free granola for a while but most are super processed and have at least one not so great ingredient in them. Plus many of the packaged gluten free granola and even the paleo granola costs so much. It’s way less expensive to make the granola at home. This recipe for Nutty Pumpkin Spice Granola is amazingly easy and it’s gluten and grain free.
Easy homemade recipes have become a necessity. Before having a baby, I could do so much, at least it seemed like it. I could make long drawn out recipes because there wasn’t a little human running around asking for all my attention. Staying home with my son has been a blessing but it certainly takes a lot of time. Simple and quick meals is a winner around here!
This Nutty Pumpkin Spice Granola, is great for breakfast, snacks and is great for traveling. I usually eat mine by itself or mixed with homemade coconut yogurt. Add a little fruit and you have a great little breakfast or treat! This granola makes a great snack on the go. It is hard for me to travel sometimes especially when I am hungry but this granola is a great way to have something easy when there are no other options.
Pumpkin is full of fiber, vitamin A, antioxidants, beta-carotene and tryptophan. So it helps keep you full longer, is great for eye and heart health, and helps you sleep! Nuts are high in good fats, omega 3’s, fiber and vitamin E. So this granola packs a huge nutrient punch!
Pumpkin spice is a fall favorite for many and I am one of those people. The pumpkin flavor is not too overwhelming either. You know how sometimes pumpkin and pumpkin spice can be too much? This is not the case with this Nutty Pumpkin Spice Granola recipe. I know it will be a favorite!
Enjoy & Ciao,
Disclaimer: The information on this website (Freckled Fit Nut) is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for medical treatment. If you are experiencing any severe symptoms, please consult a healthcare practitioner.
This Chocolate Chia Pumpkin Smoothie is not only delicious it’s also antioxidant rich and slimming. It’s an all around win! There’s even a secret anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps keep inflammation down without even the slightest bit of taste. Can you guess the ingredient? Dried this spice is bright yellow. In the root form it’s more of a bright orange. It’s a spice that’s used to make golden milk and many curries and soups.
Turmeric!! Adding this ingredient to the chocolate chia pumpkin smoothie gives the body some added benefits. It helps decrease the appearance of acne scares and keeps acne causing bacteria away. Turmeric can help reduce fat stores in the liver and helps to detoxify the body. These two things alone can aid in having a slimming effect on the body.
There are many other benefits to using turmeric but I wanted to touch on one more benefit. It improves over all gut health. Turmeric contains curcumin which is commonly found in medicines and salves. The curcumin helps to alleviate irritation, constipation and cramping in the gut. Because of the benefits, this amazing herb should be used quite often, in my opinion.
This Chocolate Chia Pumpkin Smoothie recipe is paleo and can be whole30 friendly. It’s also gluten and grain free. The chocolate in this recipe is raw cacao powder but if cacao is bothersome, it can be omitted or carob powder can be used. I also used cacao nibs as a topping but that can be left out if needed.
Oh my gosh, these pumpkin spice latte muffins started out as an experiment. I had some pumpkin purée leftover from making pumpkin spice lattes and wanted to make muffins. As I was starting I though, I wonder if coffee would be good in the muffins. We have a fancy coffee maker so I quickly brewed about 3 ounces of coffee and added it to the wet ingredients and mixed.
I’ve made pumpkin spice muffins in the past but never thought to add coffee. I can say these came out great! Even my picky toddler ate a whole muffin. I was surprised too because usually he will have a bite of breads and muffins and thats it. With these pumpkin spice latte muffins, he quickly ate the whole thing! Success!
I think if he keeps that up, I may have to add green stuff to it since he won’t eat veggies on their own. I never thought I would have to be so crafty being a mom but it’s true that toddlers are super picky. I may even have to do this with my 11 year old step-daughter who doesn’t eat many veggies either. haha
These pumpkin spice latte muffins will go quick, so you may have to make two batches. They have a springy texture and are full of flavor. They are sweetened with maple syrup so are paleo friendly and won’t spike blood sugar. The best thing about these muffins are that they aren’t too sweet or too big so eating them for a snack can also help satisfy your snacking hunger.
Pumpkin train is goings full speed ahead this month. These pumpkin spice latte muffins are on the route! Hop on and try them for your next grab and go breakfast or snack.