Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie {Paleo}

May 13th
Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie {Paleo}

{Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free}

I was recently invited to partake in a virtual potluck for the 1 year anniversary of Ilene’s blog The Colorful Kitchen. Ilene is a health coach and has many gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free recipes on her blog — all things I dig, as you know :) , so it was easy to jump in and partake in the celebration.

I was pondering what kind of a dessert I would bring to a healthy vegan potluck and finally decided to share my recipe for a gluten-free vegan creamy key lime pie for the occasion, which happens to also be refined sugar-free and suited to a paleo diet.

Key lime pie used to be one of my most favorite desserts, and sadly since it’s traditionally filled with a ton of sugar, dairy, eggs, and gluten, it was a dessert I thought I had to leave behind… When I recently made a refined sugar-free and vegan lemon curd, someone suggested in the comments using avocado in it as a substitute for silken tofu. Suddenly I had a beautiful vision of how I could make a healthful, nutritious, and delicious creamy key lime pie! Now that’s a dessert I’d absolutely LOVE to eat up at a potluck (and on any other occasion, really ;) ).

Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie Recipe:

Crust Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted or very soft
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch

Filling Ingredients

  • Zest of approximately 7-8 key limes
  • Juice of 7-8 key limes (roughly ½ cup)
  • 2 tbsp agar agar flakes
  • ¾ cup raw cashews, pre-soaked for at least a few hours
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Cream Layer Ingredients

  • 1 cans full fat coconut milk, chilled overnight
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (or another liquid sweetener)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

 Optional (see notes in directions)

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp agar agar

I’ve decided to share the ingredients I used with you here to spare you the curiosity ;) . To see the full recipe and directions for making this pie, head on over to Ilene’s virtual potluck.

Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Key Lime Pie {Paleo}

Happy baking! And congrats, Ilene on your blog’s 1st birthday. That’s super exciting! :)

xo Audrey


This gluten-free vegan creamy key lime pie was shared with Fat Tuesday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Let’s Get Real Friday Party, #glutenfreefridays, Natural Family Friday, Sweet and Savoury Sundays, and Real Food Wednesdays.

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