The tradition around here is to come up with a Leaner Living approved dessert for every Thanksgiving. We have done pumpkin bites, muffins, and bars in the past. This year it was decided to tackle everyone’s favorite turkey day pie (well maybe not everyone’s – apple and pecan pies are good too!). Just looking at what goes into the filling, regular pumpkin pie doesn’t seem that bad for you (except for the loads of added sugar, which we can replace). It is the crust that needed some adjustment. Our love for almond flour made the decision easier for the flour crust replacement choice. Sometimes “healthy” desserts are sub par, but we think you’ll agree that this one makes for a good replacement to the real thing. A quick note – the crust is still a little high in calories so you may want to make just the filling if you’re actively losing weight. If you’re just maintaining, the whole recipe is fine.
Calories (per slice): 320 Protein: 13 g Total Carbs: 11 g (5 g net) Fiber: 6 g Fat: 24 g