Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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For this delicious vegan pumpkin pie, silken tofu replaces the eggs and dairy and the filling is put into a flavorful and nutty oatmeal pecan crust.

Man oh man, I can hardly look at these pictures without having my mouth water and tummy rumble! This pumpkin pie is SO good. Impress your guests with this tasty dessert… Trust me, they won’t even notice that it’s vegan!

Slice of vegan pumpkin pie on a plate with whipped cream on top.

If your friends and family are anything like mine, dietary restrictions are all too common. I always like to see if anyone is steering clear of certain ingredients before I decide on what dish to bring for the holidays because I want everyone to be able to enjoy it (or at least most people… sometimes you can’t please everyone)! Here are some Thanksgiving dinner ideas for all different diets:

  • Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes – Need ideas for a full-on vegan feast? This post has over 15 recipes — everything from apps and main dishes to sides and desserts.
  • Lentil Loaf – This bad boy is gluten-free, vegan and soooo tasty! Seriously, it gets rave reviews every time I make it and has a 4.9 star rating from 16 reviewers here on EBF.
  • Thanksgiving Veggie Tray – I mean how cute is this turkey vegetable tray?! Vegan and gluten-free.
  • Wild Rice Stuffing – Gluten-free, vegan and a total crowd pleaser! Plus, it’s so pretty with the dried cranberries.
  • Roasted Root Vegetables – A Thanksgiving table staple. Gluten-free and vegan.
  • Quinoa Spinach Salad – Yes, I am THAT girl… the one who brings salad to Thanksgiving dinner. Gotta get your greens when you can. This one is gluten-free and vegan too.
Tables with plates of slices of vegan pumpkin pie. Forks and a bowl of whipped cream are to the side.

Ingredients in This Vegan Pumpkin Pie

There are two main parts to this pie: the crust and the pumpkin filling. I opted to make my own pecan oat crust but if you’re running short on time or have a favorite store-bought crust, feel free to use that! I will say, this homemade version is crazy delicious and super simple to make!

  • Crust – a mixture of chopped pecans, rolled oats, coconut sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt.
  • Pumpkin puree – make sure you grab pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling, which is usually sweetened.
  • Tofu – yes, this pie has tofu in it! It replaces the eggs and dairy and makes the pie ridiculously creamy. Don’t worry, you can’t taste it or tell that it’s made with tofu.
  • Spices – bring on all the pumpkin pie spice flavors! I used cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt.
  • Whipped Cream – what is pie without whipped cream? I used coconut whipped cream as a topping.
Slice of vegan pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream.

How to Make Tofu Pumpkin Pie

You’ll start by toasting the pecans and oats on a baking sheet until golden and fragrant. Don’t skip this step! Toasting the nuts and oats adds so much flavor. Add the cooled toasted pecans and oats and the rest of the crust ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until the pecans and oats are the size of graham cracker crumbs and looks like wet sand. Make sure you don’t over process this mixture.

Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Bake for 20-25 minutes and set aside to cool completely.

Blender with ingredients for a vegan pumpkin pie including silken tofu, pumpkin, and coconut sugar.

To make the filling, simply blend the pumpkin puree, tofu, coconut sugar, arrowroot, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt in a blender or food processor. Scrape down the sides of the blender or bowl as needed until the mixture is fully blended.

Image of crust for the vegan pumpkin pie in a food processor, image of blender pouring the pumpkin pie mixture into the pie pan and crust.

Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 40 minutes. It will be set around the edges but still jiggly in the center. Let it cool completely on a rack and then chill in the fridge for at least two hours or preferably overnight. It tastes best cold and this helps it solidify too.

Slice, top with coconut milk whipped cream and enjoy!

Vegan pumpkin pie with a slice taken out of it. The pie is on a table with plates, forks, and cinnamon sticks.

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Vegan Tofu Pumpkin Pie

4 from 32 votes
For this delicious vegan pumpkin pie, silken tofu replaces the eggs and dairy and the filling is put into a flavorful and nutty oatmeal pecan crust.
Slice of vegan pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream.
Prep Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

Pecan-Oat Crust 

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil, partially melted
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Pumpkin Filling

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin (or homemade pumpkin puree)
  • 8 ounces silken tofu
  • cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • coconut whipped cream, for topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast pecans and oats on a baking sheet until golden and fragrant, 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • Add cooled toasted pecans and oats, coconut sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and pulse until pecans and oats are the size of graham cracker crumbs and the mixture looks like wet sand. Don’t over process. Prep a 9-inch pie plate by spraying with cooking spray or rubbing with coconut oil. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of the pie plate. Bake in pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes. Let crust cool completely on a wire rack.
  • To make the filling, use a high powered blender or food processor and blend pumpkin puree, tofu, coconut sugar, arrowroot, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt until completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender or bowl as needed.
  • Pour the filling into cooled pie shell and bake pumpkin pie for 40 minutes. It should be set around the edges but still jiggly in the center. It will set more as it cools.
  • Let cool completely on a rack before transferring to the fridge to chill for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. Slice and serve cold with coconut milk whipped cream on top.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice Calories: 293kcal Carbohydrates: 38g Protein: 5g Fat: 14g Sodium: 221mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 22g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: vegan pumpkin pie

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    41 comments
    1. Jill
      November 23, 2021 AT 6:38 pm

      My crust hasn’t set completely. It did a little, but it’s still very spreadable. Should I keep baking it, or trust that it will finish when I bake it with the filling? I don’t want to burn it.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 24, 2021 AT 3:10 pm

        It will finish baking with the filling! Hope this comment isn’t too late!

    2. Abby
      November 20, 2021 AT 7:09 am

      If I wanted to use maple syrup as the sweetener instead of the coconut sugar would it work to increase the arrowroot by a tablespoon or 2, to compensate for the extra moisture?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 22, 2021 AT 6:42 pm

        Hey Abby, I’m not too sure since I haven’t tested it. Let me know if you try it and how the pie turns out!

        1. Abby
          November 25, 2021 AT 9:46 pm

          5 stars
          I made it with 1/2 cup maple syrup instead of coconut sugar and used 3 T of arrowroot instead of what the recipe called for to offset for the additional moisture. I used date sugar (dehydrated ground up dates) in the crust. The texture of the pie was a little different from a traditional pumpkin pie but I don’t know if that is the tofu or my modifications. I also added 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 tsp cloves. It was super delicious and my family also loved it! A repeat for sure!

    3. Erin
      November 16, 2021 AT 10:31 am

      4 stars
      Hi! I cannot wait to make this recipe 🙂 this is just what I was looking for. I am wondering though if there’s a nut free replacement for the pecans, I wanna make this for thanksgiving but the people I’m with have a nut allergy. Could I maybe use coconut flour? Or more oats?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 16, 2021 AT 4:30 pm

        I think using more oats or even seeds like pepitas would work just fine! Let me know how it turns out if you try it.

    4. Emma
      October 24, 2021 AT 12:43 pm

      5 stars
      Love this recipe and make it every year to have people guess the secret ingredient! Just wondering if the pie can be frozen??

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 25, 2021 AT 9:33 pm

        I haven’t tried freezing it, but I don’t see why not! Let me know if you try it and how the pie turns out once defrosted.

    5. Holly
      September 10, 2021 AT 12:40 pm

      Hi, this recipe is just what I was looking for! But could you please clarify how much pumpkin puree to use? Thanks so much.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 11, 2021 AT 12:41 pm

        Yes! I’m so sorry, I think something happened where the amount for the pumpkin got deleted. Just updated it for you!

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