I love Sundays!
I love waking up late … well later than on most days. After taking care of the pets, I like to sip my cup of coffee and think about what I want to do. One of my favorite things to do on Sunday is research plant-based desserts. My husband has a sweet tooth, and he only eats plant-based food, so it makes me happy to find recipes that he can enjoy.
Below is one recipe that I just tried and it turned out delicious. It's a plant-based pumpkin pie made with coconut sugar, which is low on the GI (Glycemic Index) scale and doesn’t spike blood sugar. (Plant-based diets are high in fiber and use less refined sugars). Here is the recipe. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Crust: (mix together by hand and apply in a greased, oven-safe pie dish)
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (any flour that works for you)
1 teaspoon of coconut sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of cold vegan butter (Earth Balance is my favorite but it can be any brand of vegan butter)
1/4 cup of vegetable shortening
3/4 cup of ice water
Filling: (Mix together in a bowl … then pour in pie dish)
1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree
1 cup coconut cream
1 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons arrowroot
Bake for one hour at 350 degrees and check to make sure crust does not burn. Some ovens are stronger than others.
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