Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday. Then, it stopped being my favorite for a few years. And, now it’s my favorite again. No, I’m not crazy 😉 Let me explain…
It’s Not Just Gluten Free…
About 7 years ago, when I found out I was allergic to gluten, I pretty much had to avoid every Thanksgiving dish (at least all of the good ones!). But, as I’ve developed my cooking skills, I’ve learned how to make delicious gluten free alternatives.
However, truth be told, even some gluten free recipes are unhealthy. So, I don’t just settle for gluten free. I take it a step further by choosing high quality ingredients, opting for organic when possible, and keeping most of my recipes paleo friendly.
And, this Pecan Pie recipe is no different…
What’s So Bad About the Original Recipe?
Well, for starters, it’s full of GMO Corn Syrup and Refined Brown Sugar. In my recipe, I opt for an Organic & Unrefined Coconut Sugar and Organic Maple Syrup.
Yes, it’s still sugar. So, I do use it sparingly. But, at least it’s not damaging to your body, and it also provides an array of nutrients. For instance, both unrefined coconut sugar & organic maple syrup contain trace minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
In addition, I even upgraded my pie crust to be paleo friendly. Instead of using a crust that contains wheat & vegetable shortening, I use almond flour and coconut oil. If you normally feel bloated or sleepy after eating a high-carb meal or snack, it could be due to the gluten/wheat & high refined sugar content.
The amazing thing about upgrading your ingredients is you don’t fall into a food coma after eating! Seriously… we’ve all experienced food comas after a Thanksgiving meal. In fact, I actually had a burst of energy after eating a slice of this healthy pie!
This Recipe is Completely Upgraded…
You’ll be happy to know that this recipe is free from all of the following:
- Refined Sugar Free
- Gluten Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
- Dairy Free Option
- Corn Syrup Free, and
- GMO Free (if you choose organic ingredients)
But, it’s FULL of Flavor!! In fact, it gives the original Pecan Pie Recipe a run for its money. Seriously.
Watch how I make it in the video below. Be sure to head over to YouTube to give the video a Thumbs Up 🙂