Creating a vegan pecan pie is no small feat, but this recipe crushes the challenge with blue ribbon results. By cleverly incorporating tapioca flour, buttery coconut oil, maple syrup and sunflower butter into the nutty filling instead of the customary binders of eggs and cornstarch, the consistency remains soft and creamy but cuts clean for a perfect piece. The gluten- and dairy-free crust is flaky and buttery and the filling is rich and caramelly with no refined sugars. In this pie, indulgence is matched by wholesomeness – how’s that for a slice of comfort and joy?
Indulgent Vegan Pecan Pie
- 3/4 cup Nutiva Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp. Nutiva Coconut Oil with Buttery Flavor melted
- 1/2 cup Sproud Plant-Based Milk
- 2 Tbsp. Nutiva Refined Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour or Bob’s Red Mill Baking Flour
- 2 Tbsp. SunButter Sunflower Butter
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup pecans coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup whole pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In mixing bowl, using hands, combine flour, salt, butter and milk until dough forms.
In 9-inch pie pan, press dough evenly into base and up edges.
In medium mixing bowl, stir together all filling ingredients until well combined.
Pour filling into crust. Arrange pecans on top.
Bake for 35 minutes until center is set and doesn’t jiggle when shaken. (Note: The consistency will be soft, but firm enough to slice when cooled.)
Cool completely before cutting.