Pumpkin & Chestnut Pie (vegan & gluten free)

This is a super speedy recipe post as its Halloween today and I decided to make Pumpkin Pie this morning!

Why Pumpkin pie? I was inspired by the lovely goodie bag I recieved from Whole Foods at the vegan brunch at cooked for at the weekend. I was such fun cooking along side some amazing brands and talented chef Joey O’Hare for a room full of health bloggers. I loved getting first hand feedback on my chocolate ganache tart. Scary but amazing.

The goodie bag contained some pumpkin pie ingredients including pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin purée. So pumpkin pie had to be done right?

My pumpkin pie has a toasted walnut and buckwheat base for cunch and a creamy pumpkin and chestnut filling. Easy to make, super seasonal and delicious! I hope you like it ????.

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  8 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  25 minutes cook time


Base ingredients;

  • 2 cups organic walnuts toasted
  • 10 large medjool dates or 24 dried dates
  • 2 tbsp buckwheat groats
  • Pinch sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted

Filing ingredients;

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée – homemade or bought
  • 1/2 cup cooked chestnuts
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 all spice, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, pinch cloves)
  • 1 tbsp maple
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • Coconut sugar for sprinkling


To make the pumpkin purée;

  1. Peel the pumpin, cube and add to a pan of boiling water. Cook for 20 minutes or so until tender. Drain, allow to cool and then blitz to a purée.

To make the base; 

  1. Add all the base ingredients to your food processor and blitz until the mix comes together.
  2. Add the mixture to your a pie tin. (I used a 8 inch loose bottom pie tin greased with some coconut oil). Press down firmly with you hands – press up the sides. Pop in the fridge while you get the filling ready.

To make the filling; 

  1. Clean your food processor then add all the filling ingredients and blitz until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spoon the filling onto the bas, smooth into the corners. Sprinkle with coconut sugar then transfer to a pre heated oven (Gas mark 4 177c) for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  3. Serve with coconut cream.

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  1. Hanaa Al Thigah on November 3, 2017 at 9:11 am

    I love your cooking. I am transitioning to vegan, though it’s not easy especially in my country. Many things are not available or super expensive. So, I am holding on to simplicity to make it a bit easier. Thank you for being in my life????????

    • Niki on November 5, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Hanaa
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      I know its hard, especially with limited ingredients.
      Love, Niki xx

  2. Cassie Autumn Tran on November 9, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Halloween is way behind us, but I still want to make pumpkin pie all year-round! It’s almost Thanksgiving, which is crazy! I bet your pumpkin chestnut pie also has a nice Christmas feel to it from the chestnuts. How delicious!

    • Niki on February 21, 2018 at 11:22 am

      Me too!
      So glad you like it Cassie! xxx

  3. Kat Buxton on November 1, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Absolutely love your recipes. I have been a vegan for years but you are my ‘go to’ when i cook to impress.
    However – pumpkin spice? We dont have it in UK. I assume its a mix. What of?
    Thank you and please dont stop.

    • Niki on November 5, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Kat
      So happy you love my recipes..
      I’ve just popped the spice mix above.
      Much love
      Niki xx

  4. Barbara on November 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Oh my god
    I made this yesterday and was so delicious….
    Today tasted even better!!!

    My filling was quite soft. Is it supposed to be like that?

    Your recipes are amazing!!!!

    • Niki on November 5, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Hi Barbara
      Do happy you like!
      Yes, quite soft if not kept in the fridge.
      Niki x

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