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5 Healthy And Delicious Alternatives To Flavorful Fall Pies

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Fall is the absolute best time to eat pie! With delicious spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, there’s no better way to get into the autumn mood than by eating delicious fall pies.

Unfortunately, pies are usually packed with unhealthy ingredients, like refined sugar, heavy cream, and butter. If you’re trying to stay healthy this fall but can’t keep away from seasonal sweets, don’t worry! There are a number of healthy alternatives you can eat instead of your favorite pies.

Whether you’re a fan of classic pumpkin pie, crumb-topped apple pie, or sweet pecan pie, there’s an easy way to make a healthy alternative.

1. Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie alternatives

If you love the flavors of pumpkin pie, try making a healthy pumpkin pie smoothie! With all the delicious flavors of pie, these smoothies are packed with nutrients. All you need are a few simple ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Whole milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Crushed ice

Check out the full recipe on The Worktop.

2. Apple Pie

apple pie

Apple pie is a classic dish that almost everyone loves. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to apple pie, it’s really easy! If you like fresh apples, just cut them up and sprinkle them with a bit of cinnamon. To make it even more pie-esque, sauté apple slices in a nonstick pan with cinnamon. They will taste exactly like apple pie filling! To add a bit of a crunch, sprinkle on some healthy granola.

3. Pecan Pie

pumpkin pie

Instead of indulging in decadent pecan pie, try making these healthier pecan pie bars! These tasty bars are vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. All you need to make these delicious bars are:

  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Coconut sugar
  • Almond milk
  • Chopped pecans

Check out the full recipe on Erin Lives Whole!

4. Blueberry Pie

blueberry pie

If you are obsessed with the flavors of blueberry pie, you’ll love this blueberry pie-inspired oatmeal! Here are the ingredients you need to make this tasty snack:

  • Rolled oats
  • Almond milk
  • Water
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Blueberries
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Maple syrup

You can find the whole recipe on Simple Sweet Recipes.

5. Chocolate Cream Pie

chocolate pie

Creamy chocolate pie is absolutely delicious. If you love chocolate pie, try this keto, vegan, and paleo version! These are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Almond flour
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil
  • Sea salt
  • Coconut cream
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla

You can find the entire recipe on Healy Eats Real!