Vegan No Bake Pumpkin Pie (Gluten & Soy Free)

So Monday morning is here (or almost here in case any of you night owls are still on your computers Sunday evening).  How was Halloween weekend?  I’d love to see pictures on your blogs so alert me if you’ve got pics posted or else hear stories in my comments section!  I posted some pictures here.

In case you missed my last post where I recapped the previous week’s treats-n-eats in Highlight Reel format, I’ve got plenty of non-HFCS treats coming out of my largely raw vegan bakery kitchen.  Check it out in case you missed that post.  The format’s been a crowd-pleaser so thanks for all your great comments, glad you enjoy it and feel like you’re up to speed on everything from cookie dough to squash fries.

 

And I also want to sincerely thank everyone for your tips & suggestions about what you bring to parties or enjoy eating around the fall and winter holidays when let’s face it, things are exactly vegetarian/vegan-friendly nor healthy.  As my (bloggy-less) amazing friend Rachel said regarding the winter holidays & Christmas Parties (for those who celebrate), “No body serves any real food just appetizers aka a small piece of dairy, wheat and sugar all cooked up to your liking.”  How true that is!  So it was great to hear what you all do bring.  Check out the comments to see some great holiday party food tips!

And last but not least, thank you everyone for understanding about the blogging commenting issue.  Creating one’s own blog and keeping it up to date and fresh can be a full time job if you let it be.  Then there’s reading everyone else’s blog, and so thank you for understanding that pulling back a bit on commenting on all the blogs I read is necessary and it sounds like so many of you are experiencing similar feelings judging from your supportive feedback.  Thank you for “getting it” and that’s why I love you all! xoxox  I’m still out there reading along, just more in stealth-mode.

But enough of all this chatter, let’s move on to the pie I dreamt up.  Here’s how it flowed from my head without a cookbook in sight went down:

Averie’s Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Pie (Gluten & Soy Free)
First make your crust.
Crust
2 c Almond Meal
1/4 c Agave
3 Medjool Dates 
Combine all ingredients & Blend

 Good, here’s your crust 45 seconds later.

(Tip: This is an extremely all purpose crust and can be used in just about any recipe, any time.  No need to buy one of those nasty store-bought wheat & soy-laced crusts in the baking aisle.   This one literally takes 45 seconds to make and is all natural, all healthy.)

Remove crust mixture and place into your pie plate.  Or in my case, about a 6-7 inch shallow bowl.

Press dough in.  Can you see all my finger marks?  Yes, this pie was most definitely handmade, no pun intended.

Filling
Two Options (Option 1 is probably easier, I did Option 2 because I had already added more nut milk that I should have and as I mentioned, I was rolling sans cookbook, just my own brain cells at work)

Filling Option 1
2/3rd’s can (about 1 cup) Pumpkin Puree
1/4 c Nut Milk

1/3 c brown sugar

1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend (I used TJ’s)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Optional: Omit Nut Milk and Omit Brown Sugar Entirely & Use 1/4 to 1/3 c Agave instead
Combine everything in Vita-Mix, Food Proc, or Magic Bullet.
Scoop filling into pie crust and place in fridge or freezer to set up.  You’re done!

Filling Option 2
2/3rd’s can (about 1 cup) Pumpkin Puree
2/3rd’s can (about 1 cup) Nut Milk (I used TJ’s lowfat vanilla almond milk)
Scant 1/4 c corn starch
Heaping 1/2 c brown sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend (I used TJ’s)
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

So, for Option 2, Combine the filling ingredients in a pot & heat over medium heat while whisking.

Keep on heat source until everything is incorporated (3 minutes or so) and then pour mixture into pie crust.

Put pie in freezer to set for about 4 hours.  Keep in freezer until a half hour before you’re ready to serve it (Another Tip: You can make this pie wayyyy ahead of your desired event which is a nice stress & time saver knowing that dessert has been handled).  At which point you will yield 6 slices of pie.  (Or 4 ridic huge slices).

The trick with any pie, raw, vegan, homemade, or storebought, is getting that doggone first piece out without messing up the whole thing!  But I did decently.  Not perfect, but ya know.

Here’s a few close-up shots

Just the thinnest layer of icy condensation had formed on the top, but in 5 minutes at room temp, that disappeared.  And then so did the entire slice of pie. 

For the Non-Vegans, feel free to garnish with Cool Whip (or make your own Cashew Cream, aka Vegan Coolwhip by soaking 1 c of cashews for 8 hours, adding about 1/2 c of agave, dash of vanilla extracting and blending the crap out of it in your VitaCreamer or food processor.  You’ll be close to having cashew butter & it’s truly more decadent than Cool Whip, by far.)  But since I didn’t plan ahead and didn’t soak any cashews, Scott royally enjoyed my Vegan No Bake Pumpkin Pie & Cool Whip, clearly un-veganizing things.

So moving along to some really decadent oatmeal.  This is not healthy nor vegan but Scott loved it just the same.

In case anyone is wondering how to make use of your Halloween Candy, I present you with Butterfinger Oats
1/3 c dry oatmeal cooked with 2/3 c water
Then added 1 Tbsp PB2 & 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Stir to combine everything

Then garnished with 1 knife-pounded mini Butterfinger & a few Butterscotch Chips and a sliced half of a banana to make it look a little bit healthy

Between the PB2, the Butterfinger, and the Butterscotch action, Scott reported that this was the best bowl of oatmeal he’s ever had.  Good enough to make a vegan think twice about indulging, but I didn’t.  Dairy really does give me a tummy ache.

Yoga Today is Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose).  Core strength first, arm strength second.  Bandhas, lock them first.  Then load.  And up you go.

Tip of the Day:  All kinds of Give Aways….some of them are ending soon so get on it!

  • an apple a day is giving away a sodastream fountain jet starter kit here.
  • luckytastebuds is giving away kathy‚Äôs raw flax krackers here.
  • zesty is giving away another blog makeover here.
  • pasta queen is giving away a $100 visa gift card here and voskos greek yogurt here.

And Congrats to Miss Devan, you are such an awesome person, I am thrilled that you won the ProBars GiveAway, woo-hoo!!!

In keeping with my question at the end of yesterday’s post, what’s your favorite food to make, or eat, around the holidays?  Many of us are on slightly different paths than our friends-n-fam, and now that Halloween is over, my mind is moving towards Thanksgiving and how to celebrate it with my own healthy tweaks.  Thus, the vegan pumpkin pie.  I wanted to trial this recipe (keeper!) long before The Big Day.  So what do you like to make or eat around the holidays?  I love pies, squashes, veggies, cranberries, and over Christmas can anyone say Christmas cookies and sweet treats?  I love it all! Just gotta veganize and gluten-free them, and I’ll be good to go.  What do you love to savor when ’tis the season strikes?

Stay Tuned For A Rockin’ Cha-Cha Chia Pet kinda Give Way that I am announcing soon & A Vegan Savory Dinner Recipe…

   

47 Responses to “Vegan No Bake Pumpkin Pie (Gluten & Soy Free)”

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    Jessica — November 5, 2009 at 12:57 am

    OMGosh Averie – if you look at that one pic of your daughter laying on the pillow – from one view it looks like the pillow is her hair! LOL! It's great!!

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    Katy — November 5, 2009 at 1:50 am

    At the risk of walking into a "That's What She Said" joke…I love your magic box! I cheaped out on my dehydrator and am now paying for the mistake.

    Love the furniture and just seeing you in your pose makes me want to get my downward dog on!

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    Shannon, Tropical Eats — November 5, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Can you believe I've never had Kale??? Ah i need to try it asap. All of your meals look so tasty! Great new furniture too :)

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    Julie — November 5, 2009 at 2:19 am

    I think you should fly to NY to give me a yoga lesson haha. Please. I'll buy a spiralizer and a dehydrator just for your visit.

    I'm about to email you about your comment on my blog!

    p.s. i LOVE that your daughter is a vegitarian. she's supah cool in my book

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    Marie — November 5, 2009 at 2:39 am

    I've recently stumbled upon your blog and made your broccoli salad and oatmeal cookies. The whole family thought they were just great! Thanks for making healthy food look so easy, fun, and super tasty!

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    Bekah — November 5, 2009 at 2:45 am

    thanks for the shoutout averie! i think after reading your blog, i will always get my raw vegan desserts on, even though i definitely eat animal products and i definitely eat roasted veg, but your desserts make my tummy HAPPY.

    so glad you posted a pic of your desk/blogging station. i don't know why, but i always pictured you in your kitchen with a laptop and a bar chair, so you cook/blog/yoga/watch the little one all at the same time. but i guess moms have desks too! ;)

    fall= honeycrips and squash for sure. fruit hasn't really been calling my name for a while.

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    Living and Loving in L.A. — November 5, 2009 at 2:46 am

    No need to thank me and the others for trying and LOVING your recipes. I feel like I should thank YOU! I'm on my second batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs, and also adore the Raw Vegan Apple Crumble. Quite frankly, you help me out a ton, especially with being vegan and then finding out about all of my food allergies, I'm super restricted with what I can eat, but luckily 95% of your recipes are okay for me to have! So I seriously depend on you to keep me sane.
    Thanks again, Love you!

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    healthhappinesshope — November 5, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Your furniture looks AMAZING Averie! A classic, contemporary feel. LOVE IT!

    I just wanted to let you know how amazing and wonderful it is that you are raising Skylar in such a healthy, yet not at ALL deprived, lifestyle. She is obviously enjoying some delicious and healthy kid food, while still staying such a healthy, well-rounded child. If I have children one day, I definitely plan on raising them in a similar way in regards to food – not at all deprived, but healthy and nutritious. :)

    xxoo
    Heather

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    accordingtoberni — November 5, 2009 at 3:06 am

    I love the bedroom furniture!! It looks very soothing!

    As for fruits, right now I'm in Avocado heaven!! I have 2 GIANT avocado trees that actually belong to the neighbors but half of them are in my back yard so that means Avocados for ME!! They are HUGE and delicious!!

    Have a great evening!
    xoxo
    Berni

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    Pure2Raw Twins — November 5, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Seriously love her furniture. So happy to see that Skylar likes it too and of course enjoys kale chips! Awesome! Both of her dinners look fab!!! I need to get on the curly fries action… looks good. I just want to grab it off the computer screen.

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    lilveggiepatch.com — November 5, 2009 at 3:15 am

    Our bed is from West Elm, too! Love that place.

    Sweet potato are the only kinds of potato fries I like… mmm.

    "Blah" fruit season here, too… mostly eating apples and bananas. Bo-ring! Wish I were in the tropics…

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    ABB — November 5, 2009 at 3:31 am

    Hi Averie, things around here are looking beautiful as always (and I'm not just talking about the food!). Just wanted to stop by as I've been MIA but am back in action :)

    ABB

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    Tasha — November 5, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Your food always looks amazing!!

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    Alisa - frugal foodie — November 5, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Love the new furniture! And yes, your recipes rock!

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    Erika — November 5, 2009 at 4:01 am

    Love your new furniture! I love west elm, everything is so pretty and not too frilly. I am a pretty simple kind of gal!

    Agree with you on the sweet potatos too. Slice it and roast it. One cutting board and one knife is all that is needed and so good! Although lately, I have been enjoying some butternut squash fries. Yum.

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    TheFitnessFreak — November 5, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Yippee, you got your furniture!! It looks very sleek and clean. That's a look I wish I could go for but with three boys, it ain't happenin'!

    Those sweet potato fries look awesome! I think the spiralizer may be in my budget this week, yeah!

    My favorite winter fruit is asian pears! They are so crisp and crunchy, yum!

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    Carbzilla — November 5, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Yum on the kale chips – I usually don't put anything on mine but a little sea salt but now I'm to have to add a coating.

    I made applesauce last night (no sugar added) from local Galas, and it is soooo good. I leave it kinda chunky by dumping out the food mill once everything's been mashed pretty good. Four or Five spoonfuls in some Greek yogurt – heaven!

    Can't WAIT to make the oatmeal raisin cookies!

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    VegFigureSk8er — November 5, 2009 at 6:22 am

    I love making kale chips! but double batch s a must! cuz they are very addictive!
    I will for sure have to make those cookies this weekend! yum!

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    Devan Geselle. N — November 5, 2009 at 6:33 am

    who wouldnt want to try your recipes!!!!
    i need to try RAW kale chips.. they are so dang good.. but yours look so so SO good ;)

    Your furniture looks great by the way :)

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    Alison — November 5, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Ohhhh YAY! Look at you go you mad woman, you are seriously my yogi inspiration, thanks for a DD pics and explanation. I've been thinking more about what you said with opening the hips and hamstrings – I have NEVER EVER been flexible but I believe I can get there, and that will do good things for my running too.

    I thought that was Skylar's hair in that pic too! What a riot.

    Love the new furniture! I've been thinking about you and how you said you left 80% of your belongs behind when you moved to AZ – I'm schlepping stuff off as best I can keeping Averie in mind! Clutter doesn't do anyone any favors.

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    shelby — November 5, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Oh wow, those fries! I still want a spirilizer just to make curly sweet p fries. I don't know why, but anything in curly fry form has got to be insanely good.

    Your regular fries look amazing as well. How long do you roast them for?

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    Jess (Fit Chick in the City) — November 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Averie! I finally got my first bag of chia seeds and can now try a few of your yummy chia recipes! I'm so excited.

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    shannonmarie — November 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    The picture of Skylar with her pants on inside out reminds me of what my son did the other day. He got himself dressed, while I was taking care of Hayden. When he got home from school, I was shocked to find that he put them on backwards :-)

    Veggies look yummy. Gotta eat more of those now the the fruits are disappearing (I rock the sweet potato fries, too, with curry and chili spices). At least you can't beat a good banana this time of year (or any time). They are heavier and keep me fuller.

    I didn't know Larabar had a PB&J flavor. I have to wait until I'm done breastfeeding to try one, since little lady's stomach doesn't dig peanuts. I guess I'll just have to make my own with another nut. I'll post them if I do.

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    Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) — November 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    YAA thanks for the shoutout.. dont you worry Ill be making more of your goodies!! :) Those muffins were fabulous.

    Your furniture looks amazing btw.

    Do you still teach yoga in AZ??? Man I would love to take some classes from you.. although it might be a bit hard since Im on the opposite end of the country. lol

    Your little one looks so cozy and comfy on that pillow! Adorable :)

    Have a great day, Averie.. ALMOST Friday!

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    Thinspired — November 5, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Nice furniture! It's so clean and simple…I love the look. Looks like a peaceful blogging atmosphere :)

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    Angel — November 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Averie, loving the yoga (as usual)! Have you ever thought of filming a short video of a few asanas and posting them here?

    p.s. I'm planning on trying the pumpkin pie recipe you posted a few days ago. I will report back when I do …

    Cheers ^_^

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    Cindy — November 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    love your new furniture Averie! so beautiful!

    and lil Skylar is so cute …and YAH for Tots eating Kale chips! Mine does too. GOSH the things that make me smile!

    Fruit? Apples. bananas (staple). yah…it's the odd transition time. I just scored a bag of avo's that i plan on savoring as soon as they are ripe… I am eating CRANBERRIES by the lb (obviously)

    yah..CRANBERRIES has to be it!

    VEG's…yams, kale, and spaghetti squash..more kale, more yams…the rest of the leafy greens are the smoothies…cucumbers still, celery, spinach.

    MMMMMMMMMM

    I have been eating so much less lately…not sure why. the nightly smoothie seems to be enough.

    it's my friday….yipee!

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    Gina — November 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I'm eating some kale right now! haha, not chips though, I need to try those sometime.

    Thanks for the giveaway shout out, and all the tweets! That's great.

    BTW your daughter is so adorable. You are lucky, she looks so healthy and lively!

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    Mama Pea — November 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I'm currently soaking cashews to make your kale chips too! I'm hoping my girls like them as much as your little one does. I don't have a dehydrator, though, so I'm going to have to be on burnt kale watch!!!

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    RunToTheFinish — November 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    oh i love sweet potato fries..I think I could eat them daily right now.

    so i had a question for yo.. I've been eating these dehydrated veggie chips from teh store cause i don't have a dehydrator just yet… do they have the same nutritional value as just eating the veggie raw?

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    Joy Winner-or-Whiner — November 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    My 1st batch of kale chips were not crispy at all. There are endless ways to make them which is cool.

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    chrystad72 — November 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Kale chips look awesome! I always make mine plain but I cant wait to try your recipe out. They look fantastic. And those spiralized sweet potato fries…Yum Yum!! Your new furniture is gorgeous by the way!=)

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    Janine — November 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I think your blog has to be one of my faves!! All the new recipes, tips, giveaways, and a yoga pose, awesome! I have to go get some of that vinagrette now since I'm going to be near a Whole Foods today I'm going to stop by and pick some up :-) And the raw cookies are next on my baking list, still finishing off a vegan pumpkin choc. chip loaf I made the other day. xoxo

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    eatingtolivelovelaughtri — November 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Those curly fries may not taste any better than regular sweet potato fries but they look awesome!

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    FoodFitnessFreshair — November 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    The sweet potato fries look great! And I did that yoga pose this morning… one of my favorite variations to add into the sun salutations!

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    joyofood — November 5, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I wish I was as knowledgeable in yoga as you. I'm a beginner and don't really know what I'm doing. I just know I enjoy it and I really feel like I've accomplished something.

    Taylor

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    Jenny — November 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    that is my favorite hip opening pose – ever. Besides pigeon, of course, that's my happy place :)

    love the new furniture! I am in direeee need of a new dresser but don't want to spend more than 100 bucks.. so basically my options are limited to a cardboard box.. bah!

    that PB&J lara makes me so happy :)

    hugs for you, Averie!

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    elise — November 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    did the spiralizer handle the sweet potato raw? they look fantastic, but im scared mine wont be able to take it, and i thought we had the same one? have you tried any other things with it? hmmm….i really wanted to try carrots in it, but i think id bust the thing!

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    Anne — November 6, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Love the furniture! The pillow is so cool, too. And I love that picture of Skylar with the pillow. It looks like she has lion hair, haha! All your veggies look delish, and I love that Annie's dressing. So good!

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    Shannon — November 6, 2009 at 2:25 am

    aaah, i've been away too long :( love that bedroom furniture–exactly what i'm looking for myself!

    skylar is awesome, and too funny :) i channeled you and made a raw apple crisp, i shall hopefully have a chance to post it next week… hmm, what else? i'm eating at least two apples a day, and starting in on the pears :)

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    Shannon — November 6, 2009 at 2:28 am

    loved your pudding, too!

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