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Mini Pecan Pies

by Pamela Higgins
on 11th October 2017
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If you love pecan pies, these healthy mini versions are sure to be a hit this autumn! These gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and no refined sugar treats are easy to make and can be made in advance, ready for any celebration or when your sweet tooth is calling!

Mini Pecan Pies

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  • For the pastry cases
  • 1 cup oat flour – whizz up oats in a blender
  • ¼ cup ground almonds or hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or date nectar (I used Beloved)
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • For the pastry cases
  • 150g dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
  • To decorate
  • Pecan halves
Prep Time


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease 6 muffin tins well with oil.

  2. Mix together the pastry ingredients in a bowl until a dough forms. Divide into 6 portions and use your fingers to push the pastry into each muffin tin and mould around the bottom and up the edges.

  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, then leave to cool in the tin.

  4. Meanwhile make the caramel – simply drain the dates and place in your Ninja Kitchen food processor with the other ingredients and blend to form a slightly chunky paste. Scrape out into a bowl and chill in the fridge until needed.

  5. Once the tartlet cases have cooled, spoon some of the caramel filling into each then top with a pecan half. Now enjoy!

Pamela Higgins

My love of healthy food was originally inspired by my commitment to fitness and wellbeing. But that's not to say I don't like a treat from time to time. It was when I started looking for healthy treats that still satisfied my sweet tooth that I realised how little there was to choose from. Despite being labelled 'healthy', many of the recipes I came across relied heavily on processed sugar and fat - which is why I decided to take matters into my own hands.
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