It doesn’t have to be fall to enjoy this Keto mini chocolate pumpkin pie! If you’ve got time, you can even make a little crust for it.
How to Make This Keto
Pies are known for many things. There are contests surrounding the baking of pies and the eating of pies. They’re often tied to holidays or festivities, and the phrase “as American as apple pie” has been thrown around quite a bit.
But one thing that pie has never been Keto. At least, not until recently.
The filling of most pies is essentially sugar, and possibly dairy, while the foundational crust of the pie is more sugar, some fat, and lots of flour.
If you think that pie cooling on the windowsill is healthy because it has fruit in it, beware. Pie is not Keto. It’s not low-carb, and it’s definitely not low-sugar.
Change is necessary to bring pie up to the strict standards of the ketogenic diet. First, the filling needs an upgrade.
There are many different kinds of pies, but today we’re talking chocolate pumpkin. Instead of sugary milk chocolate, I opted for cacao powder to get a chocolatey taste.
Coconut butter and coconut cream add creaminess, and I chose ghee instead of butter. Ghee is clarified butter, and most people handle it better than “regular” butter.
Pumpkin pie spice offers that rich fall flavor we’re after, and some Keto-friendly sweetener safely mellows out the taste without blowing up your blood sugar.
That takes care of your filling, but what about the crust?
How to Make Keto Crust
Pie crust is pretty simple to make, despite the bad rap it gets for being difficult. It’s just flour, sugar, butter, and technique.
That last one trips people up, but it’s not so bad. What is bad is white all-purpose flour, which would be an attack on your diet.
Instead, you can use a blend of almond flour, flax meal, coconut flour, and water to make your crust.
You still don’t have tons of ingredients to wrangle, and now you won’t have tons of carbs.
If you opt to make the pie crust, it will only take about a half hour. I think it’s well worth it!
Keto Diet Food List
Do you have good intentions, but forget what foods are Keto and what ones are not?
Stop sabotaging your diet and eat more intentionally with the help of this Keto diet foods list.
You’ll find lots of tasty options that you can eat without throwing your diet off track.
A decadent bite-sized chocolate pumpkin pie that is low carb? Yes, please!
- Make 4 mini pie crusts following the Keto pie crust recipe.
- Melt the coconut butter, coconut cream, and ghee together in a bowl (you can melt it in the microwave). Stir in the cacao powder and spices.
- Blend well and spread into the pie crusts.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours for a more solid consistency.
- Sprinkle a bit of cacao or pumpkin pie spice on top and a dash of coconut whipped cream before serving [optional].
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Calories: 405
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 36 g
- Carbohydrates: 15 g
- Fiber: 10 g
- Protein: 10 g