Grain-Free Pecan Pie

This is quite simple to make and is a great SCD or GAPS pie for the Holiday Season. It is quite rich and sweet–very delicious! Pecans are very high in antioxidants so this pie is good for you too.


  • 2/3 c raw cashew butter
  • 1 1/2c chopped pecans
  • 3 cardamom pods, seeds removed and ground
  • 5-7 fresh dates, seeded and chopped
  • pinch salt


  • 1/4 c almond flour
  • 2 T butter or coconut oil
  • 2/3 c honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 – 2 c broken pecan pieces
  • dash salt

For the crust, mix all the ingredients together and press out into a greased pie pan. When pressing the dough into the dish, you will probably need to oil your fingertips to keep the dough from sticking to them. Bake on a slow oven (around 300 F) for 6-10 minutes, until very lightly brown (you will cook it again so don’t cook it too much).

For the filling, mix it all together and pour it into the lightly baked pie crust. Place whole pecan halves around the outside and more around the middle if you like. Bake at 300 for 35 – 50 minutes. Be careful not to bake it too long or the bottom will burn.


  1. Back before GAPS Pecan Pie was one of my favorites. I actually haven’t tried to make it since eliminating corn syrup! This looks like a delicious version. I’d love if you would share it with my readers on GAPS Friendly Fridays!

  2. hellaD says:

    Yeah no doubt! I think traditionally we did a lot more cooking with nuts than before we had access to that much grain so I find cooking GAPS style really helps get me back to my roots!

  3. Christy says:

    WOW – a healthy pecan pie – I am in awe! It looks absolutely amazing.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  4. girlichef says:

    Wow! I’m always amazed at the way “traditional” foods can be turned into something for certain dietary needs and still look and sound amazing! I’m learning so much…thanks for sharing this w/ the hearth and soul hop 🙂

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