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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.