Who doesn’t need a good low calorie dessert option when you’re already going nuts on the buffet of goodies before dessert? Dairy free, egg free and gluten free (optional). The low cal pie is ultra low fat and both are easy to whip up. Only thing is these need to be made the night before so that they’ll cool properly.
The verdict: If you watch the video you will hear me say that I thought these were both legitimate dessert options. I don’t think one was better than the other. The full fat pie looked picture perfect. The full fat pie melts in your mouth and the fat free one has a fuller mouth feel. Make these both and tell me what you think!
Vegan Pumpkin Pie // Low Calorie
Now I could have blown the low cal pumpkin pie out of the water had I used a non calorie sweetener but I was scared of messing it up. Did you know that world market (and amazon & ebay) sell sugar free pumpkin spice syrup? I was considering using that in this recipe to lower the calories to the max! But if you read the original recipe linked below it says you’ll get a gooey texture if you use a liquid sweetener.
Man, wouldn’t these low cal ones be perfect to add to weekly meal preps?
Vegan whip cream not included in the calories.
With brown sugar my low calorie pumpkin pie came out to 90 calories per slice! If I wanted to split the full pie in one sitting (4 slices for me and 4 slices for Mark then it would only be 360 calories each). Now if I straight up want a meal of pumpkin pie then the whole pie (8 slices) would only be 720 calories. *these weren’t as sweet at the full fat recipe. Feel free to add additional sweetener.
Had I used a non calorie sweetener then each slice would have been 57 calories! Quick someone tell me a non calorie sweetener that would bring the noise and make this taste awesome. That’s 456 calories for a whole pumpkin pie! Granted it’s crust less and uses a sugar substitute. But many of us out there will take a slight left turn in flavor (& texture) for a greater volume of something practically as good.
Vegan Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie (with sugar, per slice)
90 calories, 0.5g fat, 20g carbs, 1.2g protein
Vegan Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie (sugar free, per slice)
57 calories, 0.5g fat, 11.3g carbs, 1.2g protein
1 can pumpkin, 2 ts pumpkin pie spice, dash salt, 2 ts baking powder, 1/3 cup flour (42g, any flour except coconut flour), 1/3 cup brown sugar (70g), 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 TB corn starch, 1 ts vanilla *you can use non calorie sweetener, preferably granules and not syrups
- Whisk almond milk with corn starch and vanilla
- In a separate bowl mix everything else together. Then combined with the almond mix mixture.
- Pour in greased pie tin or glass. Bake at 400 for 35 minutes.
- Let chill overnight. ENJOY
Inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie
Vegan Pumpkin Pie // High Calorie
High calorie? Well, more like “standard calorie”. A slice of pumpkin pie isn’t really that high in calories. I know there’s some legit desserts out there that are a million calories per bite 🙂 I’m confident that there’s other slices of desserts that would cost you your mortgage in calories. But compared to the low calorie slice above you could eat about 3 slices of those compared to one slice of this. *vegan coco whip not included in the calories.
I think these look picture perfect. Soooo good!
Vegan Standard Pumpkin Pie (per slice)
276 calories, 12.7g fat, 38.4 carbs, 1.4g protein
can pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup canned coconut milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 ts vanilla, 2 ts pumpkin spice, dash salt, 1/4 cup corn starch, vegan pie crust (I got mine at whole foods in the freezer)
- Blend or mix everything together
- Pour in vegan pie crust
- Bake at 350 for 55 minutes
- Chill overnight. ENJOY
Inspired by Makeba (ynotkeeb)