Mini Cinnamon Pecan Pies

 Oh, let Thanksgiving begin.

My baby seester called me for pie advice this week.

I sent her some recipes for paleo pecan pie that she could bring to her office Thanksgiving potluck.

She thanked me with two words: love you!

I just love giving food advice.

Especially pie advice.

Have I ever mentioned that I’m a pie girl?

Yes, I love my cake and my cookies…but pie, I’ll eat it all day everyday.

I guess you know why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

Give me pie, or give me death!



My pie has to have a crisp crust.


Heck, I could just eat an entire thing of crispy pie crust.


But then there’s this filling.


It’s naturally sweetened w/ bananas and dates and stuffed w/ chopped pecans in every bite.


No added sugar, you say?


You won’t miss it, trust me.


Did I mention these are mini sized pecan pies?


Yep, you can thank me later.



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Mini Cinnamon Pecan Pies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
A crisp, nutty, almond crust filled with a naturally sweetened, creamy date, banana, pecan filling. Gluten-free, paleo, vegan.
  • For the crust:
  • 1¾ c. almond flour
  • 1 T. ground flaxseed meal + 3 T. warm water (flax egg: let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ t. arrowroot powder
  • ¼ t. coarse sea salt
  • For the filling:
  • 1 c. pitted Medjool dates, soaked in water overnight
  • 1 small, very ripe banana
  • ½ c. unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ½ t. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 t. ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 t. arrowroot powder
  • 1 c. pecans, plus more for topping
  1. For the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 6 small tart pans (or pie pans) with cooking spray.
  2. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large food processor, processing on high until the crust forms a large ball.
  3. Press the crust evenly into each of the prepared tart pans.
  4. Bake the pie crusts for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden.
  5. For the filling, place the medjool dates, banana, coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla, flaxseed meal, and arrowroot into a food processor and process on high until smooth.
  6. Pulse in 1 c. of pecans and process until pecans are chopped finely.
  7. Divide the filling evenly into each pie crust.
  8. Arrange whole pecan halves in a circular design on top of each pie filling.
  9. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the filing is cooked through.
  10. Let cool slightly and then devour.



  1. I’m not Vegan or Gluten intolerant and this looks awesome. Wow! Way to go Chelsey!

    • Diana says:

      These pies sound amazing! Is there any way to substitute for the banana? My 6 year old is allergic.

      • Chelsy says:

        Diana, no problem, just sub the banana for 1 large egg 🙂

        • Diana says:

          Eeek….he’s allergic to eggs too. Darn! Any other suggestions? Thank you so much :).

          • Chelsy says:

            Diana, oooooooooh that’s tricky, but you could totally replace with 1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce 🙂

  2. Morgan says:

    Ah! I wish I had seen this before making my pie! However, I still have time! Would it be possible to make this as a full size 8 inch pie? Or should I use a muffin tin?

    • Chelsy says:

      Morgan, so sorry just saw this. You can totally make an 8 in. pie, haven’t tried the muffin tin yet 🙂

  3. Megan says:

    What is a replacement for the arrowroot powder? Does it just act as thickener?

    • Chelsy says:

      Megan, yes, the arrowroot powder just serves as a thickener. You could use tapioca starch as a replacement.You could also add a bit of coconut flour in it as well. Let me know if that helps. 🙂

  4. Adrienne says:

    I’m so excited to try this! No allergies to bananas, but my husband abhors them:( Do you taste the banana? Because if you don’t..he won’t even know it’s there (My husband/child:)).
    Also, is a 3′ diameter tart pan too big? What are the dimensions of yours?

    • Chelsy says:

      In my opinion, you can’t taste the banana. However, if he doesn’t like bananas, you could also try applesauce. 🙂


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