When the air smells of seasonal pies and tables are decorated with whipped cream and latticed crust, forgoing a holiday pie may classify you as the new Grinch. These talented bloggers have carefully constructed nutritious, guilt-free pies that make skipping dessert out of the question.
This protein-packed pie has double the nuts and zero unhealthy ingredients like corn syrup, white flour or butter. This rich Pecan Pie with Maple Coconut Cream from Wholehearted Eats has half the amount of calories of traditional pecan pie.
These vegan and gluten-free mini Ginger and Coconut Squash Tarts from Happy Hearted Kitchen are a spicier version of the classic pumpkin pie. The crumbly pecan crust ties all of the holidays’ best flavors together in one small pre-portioned pie.
To eat clean this holiday season, you do not have to pass up that quintessential night where the oven is on and the kitchen smells of apples and cinnamon. Luckily, this apple pie from Hello Natural swaps white flour and sugar for nutrient-packed ingredients.
These Pecan Pumpkin Bites from The Housewife in Training Files are another recipe that helps healthy-eaters with portion control. These raw bites combine both pumpkin and pecan so you do not have to choose between the two!
Full of flavor and varying textures, this Apple Pie with Cinnamon Streusel from Blissful Basil will hit the spot. This raw and vegan pie is made with fruit and nuts to ensure you leave the table feeling energized for the rest of your holiday festivities.
Enjoy the classic pumpkin pie flavor and texture with this recipe from Madeleine Shaw. Shaw steams an actual pumpkin to reap the benefits of the vegetable’s antioxidants, fiber and potassium. Added bonus: the walnut crust ensures that the pie is gluten-free.
If you really want to go above and beyond, then you must try Kaity’s Vegan Pumpkin Pie from Fare Isle. Kaity took years to perfect this recipe, including rare ingredients like Irish Moss and making her own buttercup squash puree. The delicacy of this recipe will have you remembering the taste of the pie for many years to come.
Even when pumpkin and pecan pies are all the buzz during the holiday season, chocolate can never be ignored. This classic Chocolate Cream Pie from Gluten-Free-Vegan-Girl is made with coconut cream and cacao powder for a rich, satisfying pie without the guilt.