Ive updated this recipe since last Halloween to include more spices in it, A great Halloween treat that won’t spike blood sugar levels like normal sweets & another bonus is that it actually provides some nutrition!
*Chocolate sauce is optional, my pie was still slightly warm when I added it on both times (I attempted jack skellington 2nd time) so it ran a little & actually formed a strange kind of ghost! but at least now you know to be patient (unlike me) and let your pie cool before attempting a design, so hopefully you won’t make this mistake.
-100g ground almonds
-4 tablespoons coconut oil
-3 tablespoons water & 1 tablespoon honey (date/maple syrup for vegans)
Optional- 2 teaspoon cacao powder for a chocolatey base
-1 tspn cinnamon, generous 1/2 tspn each ginger and all spice, 1/4 tspn nutmeg optional:1/4 tspn cloves
-3 tablespoons date syrup/honey/maple (you can add more after slicing if you’re not using chocolate sauce for a design)
-3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
-1 large tablespoon peanut butter (or other nut butter)
-1 generous teaspoon of cacao powder
-1 generous teaspoon of lucuma or baobab (If you don’t have these then you can use flour/ground oats to make it less sticky)
-Preheat oven to 160C
-Grind the oats in a blender if you’re using whole oats
-Add these to the ground almonds (and cacao powder if using) then melt the coconut oil, honey & water in a pan and stir it into the mix, this will form a crumbled biscuit like texture
-Press this mix into your pie tin (mine was 9 inch in diameter)
-Add the spices, melted oil & sweetener to the pumpkin flesh in a food processor & process until pureed then pour over the base
-Bake at 160C for around 40mins
-Once the pie is cool, make the chocolate sauce. Then when the pie is cool enough, use the sauce to create a design or just drizzle it over slices of the pie
For the spider
-Add the powders to the nut butter and mix well to form a kind of dough that is no longer sticky
-Shape some spider legs from this then use the rest for the body
This recipe is more nutritious than conventional recipes that use refined flour etc as it contains oats that give great slow release energy thanks to the fibre, the almonds are providing good fat & Vitamin E and the pumpkin is high in Vitamin A (both Vit A & E are great for skin) what’s not to love!?
Happy Halloween all! xXx