Delicious Clean Eating Pecan Pie

This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!

Pecan pie is one of those traditional holiday favorites that everyone is familiar with. I have always loved it, along with all of the other old familiars like pumpkin, chocolate, and sweet potato. However, after making it the very first time, and realizing that it’s nothing but solid high fructose corn syrup with some pecans mixed in, I knew there had to be a better way.


We have been a clean eating household since I was pregnant with my first son and started having complications because of all of the processed foods we were eating. I would have said I was extremely healthy, eating lots of oatmeal, granola, yogurt, fruits and veggies, and even low fat milk. I didn’t drink caffeine and didn’t eat a lot of sweets or fast food. Unfortunately, it turns out that all of those “healthy” choices I was making were still loaded with sugar and harmful chemicals.

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So now we eat all-natural foods like fresh fruits and veggies, raw nuts and seeds, and organic meat and (full fat) dairy products. I make all of our bread, chips, crackers and tortillas from scratch, make all of our own canned items, and have even started making homemade yogurt. I stay far away from processed foods and refined ingredients like white sugar and flour. I use pink Himalayan salt, natural baking soda, coconut sugar and oil, and raw local honey.

This doesn’t mean that our family has to avoid sweets though. On the contrary, I just find new, clean ways to make them and we have a freedom in sweets that most people don’t, because ours are all-natural. And this amazing pecan pie is one of them! Instead of using gross high fructose corn syrup, it’s mostly honey.

I promise with this recipe, you won’t miss any of the flavor you’re used to, just the refined sugar and chemicals. Let me show you!

This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Start by making your pie crusts. Combine flour, sugar and salt in your food processor.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Spread your coconut oil thinly onto a plate and pop it into the freezer. You want it really cold for this recipe.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Cut up your cold butter into small chunks and process with your flour.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Now break up your coconut oil into small pieces and process this into your flour.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Pour everything into a large mixing bowl and slowly start adding your cold water.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Add enough water to where your dough will stick together when squeezed.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Now wrap it in saran wrap and pop it into the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or so.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Remove your dough from the refrigerator and dump it out onto a clean surface. Squeeze together and knead until it forms into a solid dough. You might need a bit more cold water.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Divide it in half and re-wrap one side and put it back into the refrigerator while you’re rolling out the first one.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Using extra flour to keep it from sticking to the counter or your roller, roll it out to just bigger than your pie dish. Look at those muscles!
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Transfer it over to your dish. I fold mine in half to move it. And trim off the excess.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Fold the extra lip under.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
And crimp it with your fingers. (See video.) I then put it back into the refrigerator to stay cold until I’m ready.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Melt your honey and coconut oil together in a large bowl.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Mix your eggs separately and then pour them into your bowl.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Now the pecans.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Cinnamon, vanilla, and flour.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
And mix.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!
Pour it into your pie crust and bake. See recipe for specifics. Now it’s your turn!

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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup real butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • about 1/2 cup ice water

Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw honey
  • 3 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups pecans
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, homemade preferred
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

Instructions

  1. Start by making your pie crust. Spread your coconut oil out on a plate into a thin layer and pop it into the freezer to chill while you’re making everything else.
  2. Next, pour your flour, salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Cut up your cold butter into small pieces. Then dump about 2 cups or so of your flour into the food processor and process with your butter. I then mix it all back into the main bowl.
  4. Then break your frozen coconut oil into small pieces and repeat the process with a smaller amount of flour and your coconut oil in the food processor. Obviously this all could have been done in the mixing bowl with a fork, but I really hate to mix cold butter and oil with my hands. The processor makes it so much easier.
  5. Mix everything together well in your mixing bowl and then start adding ice water. I don’t measure it out. I just dump at little in at a time and mix until the dough will stick together when squeezed.
  6. Then I cover it with saran wrap and pop it into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to chill.
  7. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and grease a large pie dish with some coconut oil.
  8. Now that your dough is cold, dump it out onto a clean surface, and squeeze and knead with your hands until your dough comes together. You may need a bit more cold water.
  9. Split it in half and wrap one half back into your saran wrap and put it back in the refrigerator.
  10. Roll the other half out to just bigger than your pie dish and transfer it over. I fold mine in half so it’s easier to transfer.
  11. Press it down into your dish and cut off the excess around the outside.
  12. Now fold the little bit of extra under all the way around and crimp it with your fingers. (See video.)
  13. Slide the pie crust back into the refrigerator to keep cold until you’re ready for it.
  14. Now for the filling! Start by melting your honey and coconut oil together in a large bowl.
  15. Mix your 3 eggs in a smaller bowl and then dump them into your honey and oil mixture.
  16. Now add your pecans, flour, cinnamon and vanilla and mix well.
  17. Pour this mixture into your pie crust and slide it into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F and then turn the heat down to 350 degrees F.
  18. Bake for another 20 minutes until the pie is no longer jiggly and is slightly cracked. Let cool on the stove before eating. You may even want to slide the cooled pie into the refrigerator to fully set until you are ready to eat it.
  19. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 171
Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g 17%
Carbohydrates 17 g 6%
Sugar 13 g
Fiber 1 g 4%
Protein 2 g 4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
This delicious clean eating pecan pie is packed full of all of the flavor you're used to without all of the sugar and guilt. No breaking your diet here!

So I have to tell you that my husband hasn’t fully committed to this clean-eating thing. He has been slightly harder to convince and still loves his Dr. Pepper, Oreos and Doritos. I even find random Taco Bell receipts every so often. So trying to win my husband over on any “healthy” recipe is pretty difficult. But this one got the thumbs up. He even had me buy more pecans today at the grocery store (at $10.99/lb) just so he could have another pecan pie.

I usually buy them when they are on sale at $4.99/lb and stock up. But he said he loved my pecan pies, so we bought them. If that doesn’t say something about this recipe, nothing will. You certainly won’t be disappointed. And if you like my pecan pie recipe, you will most definitely want to be on the lookout for my Chewy Pecan Pralines! Oh man they are good!

Sincerely, many people are scared to try the healthier versions of recipes, like my husband, because they worry that they’ll taste like the gross sugar-free diet foods at the store. But what I need to express, is that the big difference is that I’m not trying to take anything away from you with my recipes. Quite the contrary in fact. I’m trying to give you real food and flavors back. It’s the prepackaged store bought foods that are gross. I’m using whole, natural, nutritious ingredients with the full flavors, that will also give you the full nutrition you’re looking for. Don’t be scared. Give them a try and I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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