Gluten Free Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe

Any good southern girl will tell you that a family pecan pie recipe is a treasure passed on from generation to generation. And yes, I have one of those (it’s published in my gluten free Holiday e-book). But sometimes traditions need an update, and in this case, I think I might like my new gluten free vegan pecan pie recipe even better!

gluten free pecan pie in blue

While I give options for using the traditional Karo syrup, if you’re anti-Karo or you just prefer a less processed sweetener option, I’d suggest using coconut nectar — it’s as thick as Karo and I find that the flavors are deeper, yielding a more complex pie that isn’t so hit-you-on-the-head sweet.

I also used gluten-free beer here (Coors® Peak)*. It works wonders with the flaxseed meal as the egg substitute that holds this pie together, deliciously. And again, it adds flavor where the traditional pecan pie is just pure sweet. This recipe works just as deliciously without gluten free beer though, so feel free to just use your milk of choice, even non-dairy.

gluten free pecan pie slice with coors - gfJules


So enjoy my gluten free vegan pecan pie recipe — not for what it’s lacking, but for what it adds to elevate traditional pecan pie to a sublimely rich place in southern pie history.

gluten free pecan pie crust - gfJules

This gluten free vegan pecan pie lacks nothing in flavor, aroma & texture. You'd never know it's missing traditional ingredients like eggs, gluten and Karo!
Gluten Free Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe

Yield: 1 pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This gluten free vegan Pecan Pie recipe defies all the odds, combining natural ingredients an no Karo! It's full of flavor and the texture is just right. Quite possibly the perfect pie!



Preheat oven to 350º F.

Spread pecans on a baking pan and toast in preheated oven for 5-8 minutes, stirring so they don't brown too much or burn. Set aside to cool, then coarsely chop 1 cup of nuts, leaving 1 cup whole.

Combine gluten-free beer, flaxseed meal, vanilla and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside while preparing remaining filling ingredients.

In a small saucepan, whisk together maple syrup, coconut nectar, sugar, gfJules™ flour and Buttery Sticks over medium heat, then increase to medium-high and bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 5 minutes while stirring frequently.

Remove from the stove and add the beer-flax mixture and chopped nuts. Stir to fully combine, then pour into prepared pie plate with unbaked gluten free pie crust. Arrange unchopped, toasted nuts on top of pie randomly or in a decorative pattern.

Brush crust edges with milk of choice (or egg white + 1 Tbs. water if not vegan). Cover crust edges with pie crust covers and bake for 40 minutes; remove crust covers and bake for 10 minutes more (50 minutes total).

Remove to fully cool before serving with your favorite ice cream or whipped cream, or just plain!

This delicious gluten free vegan Pecan Pie defies all the odds with these natural ingredients. So rich and full of flavor without any of the processed junky stuff that are so often associated with this iconic pie.

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gluten free, dairy free, vegan pecan pie - gfJules

*Thanks to Coors® Peak for sponsoring this post. I only work with companies and products that I love and recommend.  Read my disclosure policy here.

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24 thoughts on “Gluten Free Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe

    • Hi Barbara, what a great idea! I would think it wouldn’t take long at all. There are no eggs, so you don’t have to worry about the filling not getting cooked through, just cook until it appears set up. Let me know how it goes!

  1. This gluten free pie crust looked, tasted and felt just like a regular one. Jules your gluten free flour is a lifesaver. Everyone I’ve served this pie to has RAVED about it. SO very good. Thanks and thanks again for developing your amazing gluten free flour and mixes!

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  3. This pie was fantastic. Satisfied everyone whether they had dietary needs or not. Will be making it again at Christmas.

    • That is wonderful to hear, Marlene! Isn’t it nice to have something everyone can enjoy together, whether or not they have dietary restrictions? Score one for the good guys! 🙂

  4. Jules! Your flax mixture ,when made with almond milk , tastes amazing as something to drizzle over yougurt or oatmeal. Super easy way to sneak in fiber !! Oh and your pie is amazing<3

    • Hi Roberta, you could do that, but I promise you the maple flavor doesn’t come through because of all the other yummy flavors!

  5. This is an excellent gluten free recipe. Wasn’t sure how it would taste after having traditional pecan pie for years. I chose to use the brown rice syrup and it ended upo fantastic. It tasted just like the past pecan pies. This is definitely going in my recipe book.

    • That’s so wonderful to hear, Darlene!!!It pleases me to no end to have added to your recipe collection!!! Happy baking!