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This Crustless Pumpkin Pie in a Bowl is the best part of the pie – and easy to make! If you’re resisting the sugary pumpkin pie over the holidays…or if you over-indulged in said pumpkin pie and NEED an alternative, this is for you! It’s a THM S dessert or snack. If you’re eating it along with a meal that includes protein, no problem. If you’re eating it on its own for breakfast or a snack, I recommend adding a form of protein on the side. A scoop of collagen in your hot tea would be terrific!
Why crustless? Well, I didn’t feel like making a crust. 😛 I’m all about quick and easy, and this mini pumpkin pie is super easy to whisk up and pop in the oven. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the fridge to the perfect pumpkin pie consistency. Pro tip: make it the night before and enjoy for breakfast! Chilling completely really is important for the best pumpkin pie texture. Once you chill it, this single-serve version tastes and feels exactly like the inside of a pumpkin pie: smooth and silky and perfectly spiced.
I’m guessing it would be custardy if eaten warm. I haven’t even tried it like that because I was going for pumpkin pie.
- I tried this pumpkin pie about six times before I finally got the balance of ingredients right, so experiment at your own risk! It didn’t do well in the microwave; it baked too unevenly and wasn’t a good texture.
- I don’t recommend substituting another flour for the oat fiber; it’s a really fine, dry flour that doesn’t make this pie gritty or add any weird flavors. Not all oat fiber brands are created equally. I prefer LifeSource brand (CLICK HERE).
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- Whisk the egg in a small ceramic or glass oven-safe bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk again.
- Shake the bowl to smooth out the top, then bake at 350* for 30 minutes. The pie should be set and not wet on top but still quite soft in the center. (Better underdone than overbaked.) Let cool on the counter, then refrigerate to chill completely before eating for the best pumpkin pie result. I like to top with a dab of Reddi-wip.
-I don’t recommend substituting another flour for the oat fiber; it’s a really fine, dry flour that doesn’t make this pie gritty or add any weird flavors. Not all oat fiber brands are created equally. I prefer LifeSource brand (CLICK HERE).
-Jodie F says, "This was so delicious!!! You should know I made mine dairy free with canned coconut milk. I subbed it in place of the whipping cream. It was perfect!!" Please note that the Reddi-wip I used is not dairy free.