A low carb and gluten free almond milk pumpkin pie recipe that doesn’t rely on evaporated milk. Use this pie crust recipe or your own. Perfect for holidays!
It may be a little early to start planning a Thanksgiving menu, but I’ve already got my thoughts running for yummy low carb desserts. You may want to save this gluten free low carb almond milk pumpkin pie recipe for a traditional holiday dessert.
I have been searching for a way to substitute almond milk instead of evaporated milk in my regular recipe. Trying to evaporate the milk down seems to be too much of a hassle with a good chance of not producing the desired results.
Using a one for one replacement of almond milk to evaporated milk would result in a filling that is too runny. To get around this, I simply used less almond milk.
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You don’t have to use the vanilla whey protein powder called for in the crust. Instead, the same amount of extra almond flour along with a little vanilla extract can be used. Or, you can just use your own low carb crust recipe.
Sometimes, I like to use my standard low carb pie crust that’s listed on my key lime pie recipe. Other times, I just leave the crust out entirely as it does add additional carbs.
Don’t feel like making a low carb pie crust? Simply leave the crust out! Eliminating the crust lowers the carb count in this almond milk pumpkin pie recipe too.
I was very pleased with how this pie turned out. It had a thick custard like filling and a crunchy crust. And the spice blend was perfect.
If you think the filling is too soft, an egg or thickener like xanthan gum could be added. Or, you could boil down some of the water out of the almond milk.
In the future, I’ll experiment with using heavy cream instead of almond milk. That may also help firm up the filling since cream isn’t as watery.
I also think that using just the egg yolks will give the filling a more custard like texture. These are all ideas I’d like to try in a future low carb pumpkin pie recipe.
For now, I’ll enjoy this pumpkin pie with almond milk recipe. It’s pretty easy to make and gives the traditional flavor without all the carbs.
The pie was shared with some friends and they all loved the taste. I’d just like to work on firming up the filling a bit more.
I hope you enjoy this delicious low carb almond milk pumpkin pie. It’s sure to be a traditional Thanksgiving pie in our home.
If you’d like some more ideas for low carb holiday pies, I’ve put together a terrific collection of pies here. So, enjoy the holidays and have your pie too!
Almond Milk Pumpkin Pie – Gluten Free
- Serves: 8 slices
- Serving size: 1 slice
- 1 2/3 cups almond flour
- 1/3 cup Designer Vanilla Whey Protein Powder*
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 15 ounce can pumpkin (I used a 14 ounce can of organic pumpkin)
- 3/4 tsp stevia glycerite or 1 1/4 tsp SweetLeaf drops
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (and I did look it up, and nutmeg is not a nut)
- 3 slightly beaten eggs (see note)
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoons xanthan gum (optional thickener)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Pulse all crust ingredients together until in food processor until dough ball forms.
- Press into pie dish starting from the middle and working out towards the sides.
- Smooth crust out evenly using the back of a spoon.
- Bake for ten minutes.
- Combine pumpkin, stevia, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
- Add eggs.
- Beat until just combined.
- Gradually stir in almond milk.
- Pour filling into pie crust.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-40 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Keep refrigerated after cool enough to touch.
You may want to use another low carb pie crust for this recipe.
* 1/3 cup additional almond flour plus 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract can be used instead of the vanilla whey protein in the crust mixture
Makes 8 servings
Net carbs per serving: 6g