Healthy pecan pie treats, made in a muffin tin with only 4 ingredients! Easy and delicious, they are vegan and gluten-free.
These shouldn’t be so easy.
These shouldn’t be so decadent.
But oh, how they are.
To confuse you further, they are also a healthy, energy-inducing snack.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, it’s pecan pie energy bites!
I am closing in on my final muffin tin recipe recipes, so I thought it was a golden opportunity to re-imagine some holiday favorites as on-the-go fitness snacks. You’ll find plenty of pumpkin love here on power hungry, but I recently realized my lack of attention to my other favorite late autumn and winter pie, pecan. This recipe is my first (of many) aimed at remedying my oversight.
Four ingredients (excluding salt) is all it takes to render the deep toasted pecan and caramel flavor of classic pecan pie. The key to make these stick together is two fold: (1) chop some of the pecans, finely grind the rest; and (2) use a combination of molasses (for distinctive flavor) and brown rice syrup (to glue the nuts together). That’s it!
Don’t fret about the total amount of sugar; 8 teaspoons is divided by 10 servings, which is more than reasonable for a treat. Plus, it’s a season of treats and decadence, so it’s better to plan ahead with balanced snacks that do the double-duty of satisfying sweet cravings and fueling a walk or run through the park, or a long day at the office.
Happy eats, everyone! Tomorrow, I’ve got some grain-free gingerbread that will make you leap for joy.