Healthy vegan peanut butter pie

This vegan peanut butter pie with coconut milk doesn’t use tofu or vegan cream cheese. It’s a healthy peanut butter pie, a delicious easy vegan peanut butter dessert for the sweet tooth! You will love its creamy chia seed peanut butter filling  and crunchy chocolate almond crust. Bonus, the pie is keto-friendly using sugar-free Monk fruit sweetener.

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Vegan peanut butter pie with coconut milk

Most vegan peanut butter pies use tofu or vegan cream cheese in their filling. While both options are tasty, some people may not like soy flavor in their desserts or you might struggle finding vegan cream cheese at the store. So this peanut butter pie without cream cheese is your option!

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All you need to make this recipe is:

  • Peanut buttermake sure you use fresh peanut butter no added oil, no added sugar.
  • Chia seeds – that’s the magic healthy ingredient that adds such a creamy pudding-like texture to the pie filling.
  • Liquid sweetener – maple syrup or brown rice syrup or Monk fruit syrup if you are on keto diet.
  • Coconut milkcanned coconut milk has no additives.
  • Canned coconut cream – full fat or low fat as you like.
  • Unrefined coconut oil –  or refined if you don’t like coconut flavor much.

Baked or no-bake peanut butter tart!

This pie filling doesn’t require baking and the great thing is, the crust can be baked or not! Yes, it’s safe to eat this pie crust raw as it is made of almond flour. However, if you miss the crunchy crust of your old classic pie with oreo crust, this crust bakes in 15 minutes and gets as crunchy as the original one.

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All you need to make this healthy gluten-free pie crust is:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Almond flour or almond meal
  • Coconut oil – unrefined or refined if you don’t like coconut flavor much
  • Liquid sweetener like maple syrup or brown rice syrup to decrease sugar or Monk fruit keto syrup

Vegan PEANUT BUTTER PIE

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Vegan peanut butter pie

Vegan peanut butter pie is a healthy gluten-free peanut butter pie with creamy peanut butter chia pudding filling.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, English
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: vegan peanut butter pie
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 370kcal
Author: Carine
5 from 13 votes

Ingredients

Chocolate almond crust

Peanut butter filling

  • 1 cup Peanut butter - creamy, fresh, no added oil, no added sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup Maple syrup - or brown rice syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup Coconut milk - at room temperature not cold (or plant-based milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut cream - at room temperature not cold
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil - lukewarm not burning hot

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Using a pastry brush, brush some melted coconut oil all over a 9-inch round pie pan with removable bottom (this makes it easier to unmold the crust especially if you bake it!). Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, melted coconut oil and maple syrup.
  • Use your hands to knead the ingredients together for about 90 seconds. Squeeze well all ingredients to bring them in contact and create a sticky pie dough. You don't have to form a ball as it's a press in crust but make sure the dough is consistent and sticky.
  • Bring the dough into the pan and press in the dough to cover the entire pan. Make sure you don't leave holes or it will crack in those areas when baked. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface. I recommend you watch my recipe video below to see my technique to get the crust pretty in a second.
  • Bake the crust for 15-20 minutes at 180°C or freeze for 10 minutes if you prefer your pie raw. Meanwhile prepare the peanut butter filling.
  • In a blender, add all the peanut butter filling ingredient. Blend on high speed until it forms a thick sticky paste. If it is too thick and hard to blend, add a splash more coconut milk up to 1/4 cup. Always blend between each addition.
  • If you bake the crust, remove pie from the oven and cool down for 15 minutes in the pan then push the removable bottom to release the pie crust easily. You may have to loosen the sides of the crust with the tip of a sharp knife to make sure it unmold without breaking on the sides.
  • When the crust is at room temperature, pour the peanut butter filling into the pie crust. If you freeze the crust to make a no bake peanut butter pie, simply take the pie out of freezer and pour the filling immediately, that is ok if the crust is very cold.
  • Spread evenly the peanut butter filling onto the pie crust.
  • Refrigerate 30 minutes then decorate with pieces of vegan dark chocolate and drizzle of fresh peanut butter and melted dark chocolate.

Storage

  • Store the pie in the fridge for up to 4 days in a cake box to avoid the top to dry out.
  • If you didn't bake the crust you can freeze the whole pie, or slices, in an airtight container and defrost few hours before serving. Serve half frozen or cold.

Notes

Keto version: use Monk fruit sugar free syrup, 7g net carb per slice (carbs: 21g, fiber : 14g), fat: 24.6, calories: 360kcal, protein: 8.3g
Low Sugar/Sugar free sweetener :
  • Use brown rice syrup to reduce the amount of sugar to 5.5g per slice and create a low GI dessert
  • Use monk fruit syrup if you are on keto vegan diet to decrease sugar and carbs 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.2g | Protein: 8.3g | Fat: 24.6g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g

HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER PIE

Reader Interactions

Comments

    • Carine

      Sure, you can use something lower in fat too like more coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk! Enjoy the treat, XOXO Carine.

      • Andrea

        Hi! I’m thinking of using almond milk instead of coconut cream. Do I still use 1/3 of a cup of almond milk like I would if it was coconut cream, or would I use a different quantity?

        • Carine

          It should work with the same amount but the filling will be runnier as coconut cream us thick and dense. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  1. Maria

    Hello! Great looking recipe! Do you think I could leave out the chia seeds? Or is there anything I could use instead? Thank you!

    • Carine

      Hello! The chia seed are here to give the creamy puddin texture, if you don’t add them the filling will be very runny. Usually flaxmeal work as a replacement but I am unsure of the flavor of flaxmeal in here, it might be overpowering. Enjoy! XOXO Carine

      • Racheal

        Hello , I am in the process of making this delicous dessert.. a trial run for Chritmas day…. my peanut butter filling is quite runny, have added the chia seeds… thinking i could add another tbs so its more pudding like ? What do you think ?

        • Carine

          It shouldn’t be runny indeed. Also, remember that it take about 1 hour for the chia seed fiber to absorb all moisture and the coconut oil will firm up the filling when under 20C. Both together will make the filling creamy and less liquid. This said, if you are worried that your mixture is highly runny add an extra half tablespoon of chia seed in the blender. It should be fine, Enjoy the pie and hopefully it will good enough to be on your Christmas table (I secretly wish it does :D) Merry Christmas, XOXO Carine.

    • Carine

      Of course! Runny (not crunchy) almond butter is delicious in this recipe. The filling get a bit thicker and you may have to add a slash more milk but it taste amazing too. Enjoy! XOXO Carine

    • Carine

      Of course you can! It freeze really well too, simply defrost the day before and keep it in the fridge. Otherwise you can make it 2 day before and stoe in the fridge. XOXO Carine.

    • Carine

      Les recettes sont ecrites en cup americaines car mes lecteurs sont base aux USA, Canada, UK et Nouvelle Zelande ou je vis. Ici nous mesurons les volumes en cups, 1 cup n’ai pas 1 tasse mais une unte de mesure. 1 cup correspond a 250 ml. Je vous recommande de vous munir d’un lot de cup pour faire mes recettes ce sera precis et cela marcheras a coup sur. Vous pouvez trouver un lot de cup sur Amazon (lien affilie a consulte ici). A bientot! Carine

    • Carine

      Bonjour, La farine de ble blanche ne se mange pas crue donc si vous utilisez ce type de farine, il est important de cuire la pate. Je pense que la recette devrais fonctionner avec les meme proportions mais je n’ai pas essaye donc il est difficile de vous repondre avec certitude. A bientot, Carine

  2. Kim

    I tried to half the recipe but the chia seeds didn’t blend-oh well it thickened anyways.. Tasted mostly of coconut and not peanut. Might try to add more peanut butter next time and may have to add more chia to compensate.

    • Carine

      I am sorry you didn’t enjoy the recipe. You shouldn’t half recipe like this one because the amount of liquid is too low and make it difficult to blend. If you don’t like coconut flavor, simply recplace unrefined coconut oil for refined coconut oil, coconut milk for any plant based milk you like (almon/oat) and the coconut cream for soy cream. Enjoy the blog recipes, XOXO Carine.

    • Carine

      Yes sure, the recipe can be converted in grams by clicking on the “metric” link just after the ingredients title. All the recipe card will be converted in European units for you. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  3. Maisie

    5 stars
    This pie went down a treat – everyone loved it! My filling took a long time to thicken though, I decided to add about 1.5 tbsps more chia seeds. So I’d go easy on the coconut milk and then add more if necessary (maybe my peanut butter was too runny?!). For the crust I grinded up whole almonds in a food processor instead of using pre-made almond flour and that worked fine! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  4. Madara

    Hey, I noticed you have white chia seeds. I have black and white (of which 90% are black) chia seed mix available in my country. Does the black seeds have different taste or it doesn’t matter?

    • Carine

      Both chia seeds have the same properties and they both work well in the recipe. I love the white ones in this pe because they keep the filling lighter in color, that is all 🙂 Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine

  5. Jessi

    I made this filling for some wanna be crepes i had going on but that didn’t go as planned and I now have the filling in the fridge. If I decide to complete this recipe and make the crust, will it be too late being as I already put the filling in the fridge to firm up? Also, I didn’t have white chia seeds and I’ve got to say, the black ones aren’t appealing to the eye.

    • Carine

      The filling stay running even if stored in the fridge so it shouldn’t be an issue to spread this in the crust. Black chia seeds make the filling dark that is why I recommend using the white variety. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  6. Eliana

    5 stars
    Hello! Can I ask please if I use carton coconut milk instead of canned is it ok?
    And secondly if I use canned to I use the tick part or should I shake it and use 300ml?

    Thanks for your response!

    • Carine

      always use canned coconut cream and shake the can firt. The carton one will work too but the filling won’t be as creamy. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine

  7. Beth

    I have a question about your reply on May 24, 2020, at 1:42pm. I was thinking as I read through the recipe that I would take the cream off the top of the canned coconut milk. So I was surprised to see that you said to shake the can first. Where else can I find the cream? Thanks for your help and for sharing this yummy recipe. I can’t wait to try it! “Chocolate and peanut butter” is one of my favorite flavors.

    • Carine

      Both work, you need canned coconut cream which always separate in the can, cream goes on top and milk stay at the bottom. For a very creamy pie, don’t shake, scoop out he cream on top. For a lighter texture shake the can. Canned coconut cream can be found in asian/international aisle of supermarket. Look at the ingredient list you want to see only coconut cream. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  8. Sneha

    Hi Carine! I’m planning to make your peanut butter pie this arvo. Has a few replacement questions. 1. Can I replace the chia seeds with ripe bananas or something else? 2. Can I add ripe avocado in case I don’t have enough coconut cream? Thanks!

    • Carine

      You need to grind the chia seed in this recipe that is why I am using a blender, you must use a blade attachment for this to happened. If you want to use a stand mixer, with a paddle attachment or whisk attachment you will need to use ground chia seed not whole chia seed, same amount. Enjoy the pie, XOXO Carine

  9. Jheshna

    Hey there,
    Looking forward to make your recipe! I just wanted to know if I can replace the almond flour with something else (vegan of course), as almond flour is out of stock where I live. 🙁
    Thank you. 🙂
    Light and love x

    • Carine

      Since its a no bake recipe you can’t use all-purpose flour, only nut or seed flour. Almond flour can be replaced by homemade oat flour, sesame seed flour or sunflower seed flour. Simply add rolled oats into a blender and blend 20 seconds until a flour form and use as a almond flour replacement, same amount. Process the same way if you prefer to make your own seed flour. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

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