frozen pumpkin pie jars

Healthy Dessert – Frozen Pumpkin Pie Jars

What would the holidays be without pumpkin pie?? I mean it’s kind of a necessity!

So why not take this holiday classic and clean it up a bit? These frozen pumpkin pie jars are super easy to make, extremely delicious, gluten free and vegan! Sounds like a win-win-win-win to me.

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Healthy Frozen Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

Filling

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein
  • 4 oz Silken Tofu
  • 2 T Pumpkin Puree
  • 4 Ice Cubes
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Toasted Oat Topping

  • 1/4 cup Oats
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Dash of Sea Salt

Directions:

  1. Add all filling ingredients to blender or food processor – mix until well combined.
  2. Add all topping ingredients to a small bowl and mix will – make sure oats are well coated.
  3. Place topping ingredients on a foil lined baking sheet – bake for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Divide half of the topping between two 8 oz mason jars.
  5. Divide pie filling evenly between both jars.
  6. Top each jar with the remaining topping.

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Serving and Storing

Since these beauties only take about 5 minutes to make, I suggest making your topping ahead of time. When you’re ready for some pie, whip up the filling, assemble, and let freeze for about half an hour.

If you let them freeze too long these pumpkin pie jars become hard as rocks. And if you don’t serve right away, then they get soupy. The first time you make these, you may want to check back a few times to get the right consistency for you!

Nutrition

This recipe makes 2 servings with 225 calories, 6.4g fat, 3.5g fiber, 11.5g sugar (less than half of normal ice cream) and 18g protein. Plus, they pack the micronutrient profile of a side of veggies with 48% vitamin A, 18% calcium and 12% of your daily iron needs! Take that Ben & Jerry’s!

 

What’s your favorite holiday dessert? Can I healthy it up for you?