Guest Post: Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Hey y’all! So a while back my blogging friend Kara did an amazing guest post about helping kids eat healthier! I also mentioned her as she ran the 30 day Transform Nutrition Bootcamp I took part in, which I talked about here. I’m so excited that Kara is back on the blog today sharing an easy recipe for a healthy pumpkin pie- how perfect for the upcoming season! Thanks so much to Kara for sharing this!

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I know Christmas decorating has already started for some of you, but I’m still over here wondering how it’s November already. I’m desperately trying to hold on to fall!

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and I have your dessert covered! I am sharing the easiest + yummiest pumpkin pie recipe with you that will blow your family away. It’s sweetened with pure maple syrup so go ahead and eat the whole pan. I don’t really recommend that, of course, but I won’t judge if you do because it’s that good.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Hi there, I’m Kara. Healthy{ish} dessert lover, certified nutrition coach, founder of Life Well Lived and creator of Transform: Nutrition Bootcamp {where I’ve helped hundreds of women change their nutrition + lose weight + change their lives}.

Recreating desserts to make them healthier and better for you is one of my favorite things to do. Desserts don’t have to be unhealthy {or healthy but taste horrible!}. I’m on a mission to show that you can have the best of both worlds → healthy desserts that taste amazing. And this Paleo Pumpkin Pie topped with the creamiest Coconut Whipped Cream is so delicious – you won’t even know it’s healthy.

It’s my passion to show that nutrition can be easy + simple + delicious. I hope you enjoy this Paleo Pumpkin Pie as much as my family does. And if you’re wanting to learn my secrets to preventing weight gain this holiday season join me in my next LIVE masterclass! It’s FREE and I will be showing you how to find balance this holiday season while still enjoying your favorite foods BUT avoiding the weight gain! You can register for my free class: 5 Simple Steps To Prevent Holiday Weight Gain HERE!

Want to discover more secrets to fat loss and simple + easy + delicious recipes? Then check out  Life Well Lived. You can also follow me on Facebook or Instagram @karaswanson.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie  with Coconut Whipped Cream

You won’t even know this Paleo Pumpkin Pie is a healthier version. The perfect dessert for your next dinner party.

For the crust:

1 ¼ cup almond flour

¼ cup coconut oil {melted}

Pinch of salt


For the pie:

1 15 ounce can pure pumpkin

¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup maple syrup

3 eggs

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

¼ teaspoon salt


For the coconut whipped cream:

1 13.5 oz can coconut milk {refrigerated overnight}

1 tsp pure maple syrup

Healthy Pumpkin Pie


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix crust ingredients until dough forms. Press into pie plate and bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add filling ingredients to blender {or mix in bowl until well combined} and process until smooth. Pour into crust and bake for 1 hour, or until filling is just set.
  4. Cool completely and refrigerate 2 hours.
  5. While the pie is cooling, remove coconut milk from the fridge. Flip over. Open can and pour out the coconut water. Scoop coconut cream into a bowl.
  6. Add maple syrup.
  7. Using a stand mixer or hand beaters, whip the coconut cream on medium-high for about 3 minutes until soft peaks form.
  8. Top cooled pumpkin pie with the coconut whip when you’re ready to serve or store in a container in the fridge for a few days.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

But what if you’re not a fan of pumpkin? Write your favorite holiday dessert or snack in the comments below and I’ll see if I can come up with a healthy{ish} alternative for you.

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