Pecan Pie Recipe – No Butter or Corn Syrup

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My hubby and I both LOVE pecan pie at Thanksgiving and well, throughout the year, given the opportunity.  I was looking for a recipe with no butter and came upon this recipe with no corn syrup or butter.  I decided to try it and see if my hubby would like it as well.  I had the first piece and it was just as sweet, just as satisfying, but the ooey gooey stickiness of a traditional pecan pie wasn't there.  Which, is completely fine with me, but I wondered what the hubby thought.  At first he thought it was a chocolate pecan pie, but no, the darkness just came from the dark brown sugar I used.  He tried it, and he liked it!  It is NOT your traditional pecan pie, but it is a generally healthier version that contains no corn syrup, which is a great thing!  It still has tons of sugar, so it's not "healthy," but it is a "healthier" version.  I'm sure you could use a sugar substitute, like agave nectar or anything, really.  Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it:

Pecan Pie


1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil

3 eggs

1 TBSP flour

1 TBSP milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans


1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.  In a large bowl, beat eggs and then stir in coconut oil.

3.  Stir in the brown sugar, white sugar, and flour and mix well.

4.  Add the milk, vanilla, and nuts and mix well.

5.  Pour into an unbaked 9 inch pie shell.

6.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until done.

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Gena is the mom of three boys, ages 7, 5, and 2. She is the wife of a great man, a Christian, blogger, and former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom. They live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas area.


  1. What time is dessert?  This looks great, I love that there isn't any corn syrup in it. I wonder how it would be with honey, I may try it that way.

  2. Yum! Pecan pie is a favorite of mine, and I love that you didn't use corn syrup like most recipes for it call for. One of my fav ways to eat it is with some chocolate chips sprinkled on top or cooked in it 🙂

  3. Juicing For Weight Loss says:

    Thank you for this recipe. My friends enjoyed it. I followed the recipe exactly.


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