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Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Combine your 2 favorite pie toppings together with this paleo pumpkin pecan pie! It’s guaranteed to please all your holiday dinner guests. 
Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pie

It’s holiday season, but more importantly, it’s pie season! There’s always a debate on Thanksgiving about which pie to make and which pie is better, but let me settle that for you by combining my two favorite pies together with this paleo pumpkin pecan pie.

Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

I usually tend to reach for pumpkin pie first, but I do love the crunchy texture of pecan pie as well. In this recipe, pumpkin pie filling is layered under the pecan pie filling, and the result is so ridiculously delicious and satisfying.

It has the smooth velvety pumpkin on the bottom and the sweet and nutty pecan halves on the top, all on top of a flaky paleo pie crust that’s a winner every time.

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Keep the Crust from Burning

Since there’s a double layer to this paleo pumpkin pecan pie, it does take longer to cook than other pies. Because of this, the crust could darken and burn while cooking, so I do recommend that you cover the crust with aluminum foil. Also, for the last 20 minutes of baking time, you’ll need to bake the whole thing covered so the filling can cook through and the pecan topping won’t turn blacka.

Make It Ahead of Time

Since holiday hosting can be stressful and overwhelming, this paleo pumpkin pecan pie will be a dessert that’ll make your life a bit easier because it can be made 3 days in advance! Honestly, when I’m hosting Thanksgiving, the last thing I wanna think about is how I can fit another dish in the oven. Having things like this pie that I can make or prep ahead of time is always welcome.

What’s your favorite pie? I think this one might be my new favorite, and I’ll be making it over and over again every year!

Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooling time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 373 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Combine your 2 favorite pie toppings together with this paleo pumpkin pecan pie! It's guaranteed to please all your holiday dinner guests. 

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Ingredients

Pie Crust

Pumpkin Filling

Pecan Layer

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease a 9-inch pie pan.

  2. Place all ingredients for the crust, except egg, to the food processor and pulse until crumbly.

  3. Pulse in the egg until a dough forms.

  4. Press the dough into the greased pie pan. 

  5. Use a fork to lightly pierce the dough all over the surface to prevent it from puffing up.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes. 

  7. Let it cool for 5 minutes.

  8. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the pumpkin filling. 

  9. Pour into the cooled pie crust and spread out evenly.

  10. In a separate bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the pecan layer, EXCEPT pecans. 

  11. Stir in pecans.

  12. Spoon the pecan layer over the pumpkin evenly.

  13. Cover the crust with aluminum foil, then, bake for 60 minutes.

  14. Remove from the oven, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 20 more minutes. 

  15. Let it cool 15 minutes then serve right away, or you can store cooled Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 65.3%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 6.2%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping

This Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread is delicious and crunchy from the walnut topping, and great for breakfast or any time of the day. It’s a comforting recipe all year round!

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If you know me at all, you know I’m not a sweets person. I can’t even remember the last time I got dessert at a restaurant, and I was perfectly fine not having cake for my birthday. I do enjoy a piece of extra dark chocolate daily but that’s pretty much it. However, with the weather getting slightly cooler, my sweet tooth has been acting up recently.

Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

After I was away for the weekend, I was delighted to come back to super brown and ripe bananas. Hello there, future delicious baked good. I guess I “forgot” to eat you. So in order to not let these bananas go to waste, I whipped up this paleo chocolate banana bread and I’m pretty dang obsessed.

paleo chocolate banana bread These paleo chocolate banana bread slices are sweet without being overpowering and the chocolate chips in them really make the banana flavors shine. They are moist, sturdy, and so amazing drizzled with butter or almond butter.

Crunchy Walnut Topping

When I’m eating anything, sweet or savory, I love biting into something crunchy. Bacon? Please overcook it so it’s almost burnt. Oh, did you over-bake those cookies? I’ll take them, no problem. For this paleo chocolate banana bread recipe, I added chopped walnuts for the topping to add the crunch factor and they are such a great combo with the soft and moist bread layer.

If you are not into the crunchy texture like me, you can leave it and it’ll still be super delicious and wonderful. Hope you enjoy this recipe, because it’s such a great breakfast on a busy day or if you just want to indulge in something slightly sweet and decadent in the afternoon!

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 274 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo banana bread is deliciously sweet and crunchy from the cacao walnut topping. It's a comforting dessert all year round!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper so the edges are hanging over two sides.

  3. Mash the bananas in a large bowl. I like to leave them slightly clumpy so I taste small chunks of banana in the bread later.
  4. Add eggs, almond butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bananas and mix well.

  5. Add coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt and mix well.

  6. Fold in chocolate chips.

  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  8. In a separate bowl, mix together chopped walnuts and 1 tbsp coconut oil.

  9. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the bread batter.
  10. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  11. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing it, using the parchment paper edges. 

  12. Let it cool for 30 more minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 302mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)

These 6-ingredient Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Cups filled with yummy cherry jam are the perfect Valentine’s or Halloween treat. They are so easy to make and you don’t even need to turn on the oven!

Soooo ever since I made my Cherry Garcia Ice Cream over the summer, I’ve been obsessed with the combination of cherries and chocolate. I think I actually prefer it over strawberries and chocolate which is saying a lot.

Now that we are fully into Fall and cherries are not in season anymore, I’ve been purchasing frozen cherries and they are amazing. Not only do they taste delicious, they are pitted already making them so easy to use in recipes like these Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups.

Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups Recipe

These vegan and paleo chocolate cups filled with cherry jam are one of those easy peasy dessert recipes that do not require baking and actually look like it took a lot more effort than it really did. Both the chocolate and the jam component are super simple to make, and you only need 6 ingredients from start to finish!

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Perfect For All Occasions

Not only are these Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups perfect for the holidays because of their bright red colored filling, but you can also make them for Halloween and call them “Bloody Chocolate Cups.”

They are even perfect for Valentine’s Day if you have a chocolate loving honey, and it’s so easy to whip up while looking fun and impressive.

If you aren’t a cherry fan, you can even try this recipe with raspberries or strawberries, or any other fruits great for making jam with. They are such a yummy treat with a burst of surprise in the center, the combination of textures and flavors is something that everyone will love.

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Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Setting time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 chocolate cups
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These 6-ingredient Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Cups filled with yummy cherry jam are the perfect Valentine's or Halloween treat. They are so easy to make and you don't even need to turn on the oven!

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Ingredients

Equipments

  • Mini muffin tin
  • Mini muffin liners

Cherry Jam Filling

Chocolate Cup Layer

Instructions

  1. Line a mini muffin tin with 12 mini muffin liners.

  2. Place the cherries in a food processor and pulse a few times to get them chopped.

  3. In a small saucepan, combine cherries, maple syrup, and lemon juice.

  4. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes until the cherries will break down and release its juices.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds.

  6. Place in the refrigerator to cool and thicken for about 1 hour.

  7. Use a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water to let the chocolate chips and coconut oil heat up and melt. You can also microwave them for 30 seconds at a time while stirring in between until melted. Stir together until smooth.

  8. Use a teaspoon to scoop the chocolate into the bottom of each mini muffin liner, then tap the muffin tin gently on the countertop so the chocolate spreads and flattens out. 

  9. Use the spoon to spread the chocolate all the way up sides of each liner,

  10. Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to harden.

  11. Remove from the fridge then place a teaspoon of cherry jam in the center of the hardened chocolate. You won't be using all of the jam.

  12. Top the cherry jam filling with about 1 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate, tap again on the countertop to flatten out the top. (If the chocolate has thickened, heat it back up so melts and thins out.)

  13. If using, sprinkle the top of the chocolate layer with sea salt. 

  14. Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the chocolate cups to cool and harden completely. 

  15. Remove the chocolate cups from the muffin tin and peel off the liner.

  16. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Jam Filled Paleo Chocolate Cups (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 chocolate cup)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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