Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sweet, Sweet Potato Pie

Are you ready for Hurricane Sandy? Apparently my office is closed tomorrow, and it is debatable if/how that affects me given that I work from home in another state. Regardless, I have my mini flashlight, some great smelling candles, and leftover sweet potato pie from tonight's paleo potluck, so I should be in good shape. 

The potluck was great, and we had quite a nice fall feast. I am looking forward to hosting more events and getting some cooking classes in the works. I think the applesauce, sweet potato pies, and the goodie bags were all a success. Great company as always!

In other exciting news, I upped my crossfit membership to 3x a week. Hopefully Sandy doesn't keep me away this week!

This recipe is straight from Paleo Comfort Foods, a fantastic cookbook my mom got me. I tweaked it a bit (removed the nutmeg and cut the honey in half), and it was wonderful. I highly recommend making one (or two) of these for Thanksgiving to switch out the standard pumpkin pie. Enjoy!

Nutty Crust

- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine almond flour, pecans and salt in a bowl
3. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla
4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry until completely combined
5. Press the dough into a pie dish
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden brown
7. Remove from the oven and put on a baking rack to cool. Make sure the crust cools completely before filling it

Sweet Potato Pie

- 2 cups sweet potatoes, peel, boiled, & mashed
- 1 Tbsp. coconut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. honey 

1. Prepare crust as outlined above
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
3. Mix sweet potatoes and coconut butter with electric mixer or in food processor
4. Add in eggs and mix until fluffy
5. In a separate bowl, combine cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
6. Add dry mixture to sweet potatoes along with coconut milk and apple cider vinegar
7. Mix well and then add honey
8. Pour mixture into pie crust
9. Bake for 10 minutes, then lower the oven to 325 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes 



  1. Yum! That looks awesome! I will have to try that on my housemates! Slowly but surely (with food like this) it's going to be inevitable that we become a Paleo household!

    1. Thanks Matt! It was a big hit. No reason not to be a paleo household when you can have treats like this once in a while!

  2. Ali - we just tried the treats from the goodie bags, REALLY good, definitely rival Lara / Kind bars for me. Do you have the recipe for how you made them?

    1. Anna - so glad you like them! The recipe is the same as plus 1 heaping Tbsp. of pumpkin and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon for the halloween flare :)