Sweet Potato Pie-Vegan, Grain-Free

Just in time for Thanksgiving! I am so tickled. I have been experimenting with this one for quite some time and I’m delighted that I finally got it right. The “rejects” were delicious, of course, but just didn’t hold together well enough. So extra thanks that this came together in time, because there’s nothing quite like a pie. Gluten-free, dairy free, egg free, soy-free, nut free, no grains–and really simple to make.

Eggs make most custard-y pies work. Without eggs…it’s just not the same. Flaxseed usually doesn’t cut it. And I do have a sweet potato pie with gelatin, but I just cannot get over the idea of gelatin. Sue me.

The one downside is that you really do need a high powered blender (ie Vitamix or Blendtec).  I would really assume that it would be too grainy in a regular blender. If anyone tries it, please do let me know how it works.

Pie crust:

  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 TBSP arrowroot
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 3 TBSP agave nectar or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix crust ingredients, pat into the pan, refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 325. Put the top ingredients in the Vitamix and let it do its magic. It will get hot, and takes about five minutes. Pour into a separate bowl and stir in sweet potato, pour into pan and voila! The separate mixing is because otherwise you get whipped pie, which is yummy, but the texture is just wrong for a normal sweet potato pie.

Bake for 20-25 min. It will still be jiggly and will firm as it cools. Allow to cool & enjoy thoroughly.

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About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Sweet Potato Pie-Vegan, Grain-Free

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  2. I just made this and it is GORGEOUS! 🙂 I also just mixed it by hand (I have an aversion to hand-cleaning my vitamix — no dish washer! lol) and it worked out perfectly!! THANK YOU!!! Not that I mind the eggy version, but sometimes it tastes TOO eggy, so this was great, like a pumpkin cream!! (I used canned pumpkin.) Great job Cheryl!! LOVE IT!

  3. Yay! Glad it worked for you. I edited the recipe based on your comment…the separate mixing actually has nothing to do with my aversion to cleaning–I just like the texture this way better.

  4. I just want to say how much I enjoy this information. You put a nice twist to it. Very valuable information Cheryl.

  5. Zahra says:

    Hi! Great recipe! What can I used for the crust instead of almond flour? My son has nut allergies (and oat, wheat, barley,and rye). Rice flour doesn’t seem hearty enough. Thanks!!

  6. You can use any kind of baked crust. Hope you enjoy!

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