What’s Not to Love About Pie?
I’m not sure what my favorite part of this pie recipe is — the tasty crust or the incredibly satisfying filling. The crust itself is pretty simple to make. You’ll need just a few common paleo baking ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, eggs, melted coconut oil, honey, and just a pinch of salt. Mix everything together in a bowl and then refrigerate for a minimum of two hours. I’m sure you can already tell just by reading that ingredient list, but this pie crust has a ton of flavor going for it. Even better, using almond and coconut flours instead of refined white flours makes your pie crust incredibly healthy as well. During the refinement process, white flour is stripped of nearly all of its nutritional value, making it quite an unhealthy baking ingredient. (1)
While your pie crust mixture is in the fridge, you can turn your attention to the next step and place your sweet potatoes in the oven for about an hour. While white potatoes are off limits when following a paleo diet, sweet potatoes are actually a fantastic paleo friendly carb source. They are incredibly nutrient-dense, offering plenty of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and they even possess certain anti-inflammatory nutrients. (2) Once your sweet potatoes are nice and tender, you can then cut them in half and scoop out the flesh.
To finish off your pie filling, you’ll be placing the sweet potato flesh inside a food processor along with the rest of the tasty ingredients. Add in the rest of your melted coconut oil along with the eggs, maple syrup, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Everything in this pie filling has been carefully selected to provide the maximum amount of flavor possible. I guarantee once you taste this sweet and savory filling that this pie will earn a top spot amongst classic favorites like blueberry or apple pie.
All that is left to do is remove your pie crust from the fridge and line it with your savory pie filling before baking the pie in the oven for about 55-60 minutes. To make this dessert even more mouthwatering, I highly recommend serving it with a delightful homemade whipped coconut cream topping. And don’t worry, thanks to all of the healthy ingredients used in this recipe, you won’t have to feel guilty about going back for seconds!
P.S. – If you are a pie lover but you aren’t quite sold on having a sweet potato pie for dessert, there’s no need to worry. Here’s a few other fantastic paleo pie recipes that you can try out:
#3 – Berry Chocolate Pie