400 calorie pumpkin pie {the entire pie!}

disclaimer: i do not support eating an entire pie.  by yourself.  that being said, if you are feeling the need to splurge on pie, this is the pie to make.

i am an emotional eater.  i am all about finding ways to trick my brain into feeling comfort from healthier options than i turned to in the past.  when i think of  pie, i think of amazing smells in the kitchen.  i think of huge family gatherings at thanksgiving.  comfort food at its best.

now this pie will not win any awards at the state fair.  it is not a flaky crust pie.  there is no crust.  but for those moments when you have a sweet tooth, want your kitchen smelling of pumpkin spice, this is for you.  the entire pie is 400 calories.  the entire pie.  i made it yesterday.  sat down to read my book club book with my 1/4 pie piece and i felt like i was sneaking a treat.  my brain had not caught on to the fact that that overindulgent piece of pie was a whopping 100 calories.

the ingredients:

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup flour

2 teaspoons truvia or another sugar substitute

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 – 15oz can pure pumpkin puree

1 cup milk {i used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for 30 calories per cup}

preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  mix all the ingredients together well.  pour into a well greased pie dish and bake for 30-40 mins.  let it fall and cool before slicing it up.

it is good to have dishes like this in the arsenal.  so many decadent temptations.  this hits the spot and isn’t going to hurt my goals that i am trying to reach each week.  what are your secret recipes to keep on track when you need something sweet?

3 comments
rachelpage1985
rachelpage1985

That is an amazing pie. I can't believe it's possible to make a 400 calorie pie.

BethanyJames
BethanyJames

Yum!  My calorie counter came up with 600 for the whole pie.  You don't count the calories in the squash?  Thanks!

oursimplehappylife
oursimplehappylife moderator

 @BethanyJames Hey Bethany! I counted all the ingredients used.  I used Whole Foods 365 brand of pure pumpkin puree.  I cut most of the calories using the Unsweetened Almond Milk vs. regular dairy.  I hope that helps!