Dec 31, 2015

Sweet Potato Pie with ***OMG*** Chia-Oat Crust


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Okay so I was going to save this recipe for my 2016 holiday dessert cookbook, buuuuuut….. I just couldn’t keep it from you. Not for another whole YEAR!!! Not because of the pie, though it’s REALLY good on its own (check out that sexy color), but because of this fantabulous CRUST that I created! (2017 note: recipe book is still not done, but hang tight… working on a huge volume of ALL of my recipes!) I’m always looking for new and fun ways to use those gorgeous little chia seeds because, let’s face it, nothing can really compare to their stellar nutritional profile. And I was also getting tired of my 2-Ingredient Pie Crust because I am cutting way back on my fat intake and that’s just pure almonds. So… ta-da! Here is a much lower in fat, delicious, whole-food crust, loaded with chia seeds—and it tastes like an oatmeal cookie.

Consider it my New Year’s present to you. 🙂 

Traditionally, sweet potato pie is NOT made with pumpkin pie spices, though I see so many recipes out there that do just that. Sweet potato pie should taste like, well, sweet potatoes. I used a little nutmeg which is a nice, subtle complimentary flavor, but the sweet potatoes really shine through in this recipe.


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Healthy trails and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!






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8 responses to “Sweet Potato Pie with ***OMG*** Chia-Oat Crust”

  1. Andrew says:

    Your photos are magnificent.

  2. Dru says:

    “2016 Holiday Dessert Cookbook”! Yipppeee! Some of my Christmas shopping for next Christmas will be done as soon as that is released! My friends/family love the smoothie books they received this year and now a dessert book! Can’t wait!

  3. Cathy says:

    Just made your pie…with a couple of minor changes since I didn’t have cashews or that type of starch or that type of tofu…regular tofu is all I had.

    It is AMAZING! My husband is beside himself…I will be making this again and again! THANK YOU

  4. Bev says:

    This looks wonderful…. What is you favorite vegan whipped topping?

    • helynskitchen says:

      Hi Bev! Thank you! I have been using whipped coconut cream but want to experiment with aqua faba… I’m so behind on this ingredient!! 🙂

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