Crustless, personal pumpkin pies are the perfect healthy dessert to make for your family. Gluten-free, vegan, and no added sugar, these mini pies have all the flavor of regular pumpkin pie but actually pass as a health food! Made from 5 simple ingredients, they are high in protein and sweet as can be! Make these your holiday dessert of choice this year.
Pumpkin pie. As synonymous with Thanksgiving as the turkey itself.
At least it is at my house! My grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie always graces our table and we all tuck into a slice a little while after dinner to cleanse our palates with something sweet and delicious.Some people like their pie warm. Some are all about the crust. But me? My favorite part is the filling! The creamy, cinnamon-y, pumpkin goodness that just epitomizes fall in food form.
To me it’s a shame that pumpkin pie only comes around during the holiday season. If I had it my way, I’d eat it year round! I mean, I already eat pumpkin year round so why not throw a few pies in here and there?Well, for one thing, it’s labor intensive! Making a homemade pie crust is no joke. Plus, even though I consider myself a pumpkin addict, I don’t think I could tackle a whole pie by myself! So I got to thinking…maybe I could make a simple, small batch, pumpkin pie recipe that can be enjoyed year round. For dessert. For snacks. Heck, even for breakfast! (Anyone else have pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving? *raises hand*)Not to toot my own horn, but I NAILED it. Thanks to a couple, healthy ingredients, I was able to create a single serve, crustless pumpkin pie recipe that tastes like the real thing yet is infinitely healthier!
You know my love of cooking and baking with tofu and after my success earlier this year making cheesecake with it, I thought I’d give it a try in pie! I grabbed some of my go-to medium-firm tofu from House Foods and got to work.The result? Vegan, gluten-free, FRUIT-SWEETENED pumpkin pies that have a creamy texture unlike anything I’ve ever eaten. Sorry Grandma, but I think you’ve met your match! 😉
Okay, I won’t keep you waiting any longer…
Crustless Mini Pumpkin Pies
Keywords: bake blender dessert snack gluten-free low-carb nut-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian
Ingredients (3 mini pumpkin pies)
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 6 oz medium-firm tofu (I use this from House Foods!)
- 1/2 of a very ripe banana
- 1/2 tbsp potato starch
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend on high until smooth. Divide batter into three 4oz ramekins. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.
These personal pies are fun to serve your family because everyone gets their own individual ramekin! The prep process is not time intensive at all because you don’t have to deal with that pesky crust making and clean up is easy too!My favorite thing about this recipe? It tastes like dessert, but really is a secret health food! House Foods Premium Tofu is the brand I go for when cooking or baking because it’s got the least amount of ingredients and additives. Only three natural ingredients: water, soybeans, and calcium sulfate. No added salts, sugars, or seasonings! So it truly takes on the flavor of anything you pair it with!
Need more convincing that pumpkin pie can be GOOD for you? Let me give you a quick run down of the nutritional stats of these personal pies! They have less than 75 calories, less than 1 gram of fat, less than 12 grams of carbs, less than 5 grams of (natural fruit) sugar, and have 5 grams of protein per pie! Heck, go ahead and eat the whole recipe on your own. 😉Three personal pies for myself? I’ll take it! Please snap a pic if you end up making these for your holiday festivities!
For more treats made with tofu, check out these recipes…
And another pumpkin delight for good measure…
What’s your favorite seasonal pie?
Are you a crust person or a filling person?
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