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!
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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,