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Mini Pecan Pies

A sweet and nutty dessert made with 5 ingredients and individually portioned so you get the right amount each time without the temptation to overindulge.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
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  • 1 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Grind almonds in food processor. Add 1/4 cup maple syrup and process until combined.
  2. Insert cupcake liners in muffin tin. Add 1 tablespoon of crust mixture into each and flatten.
  3. Soak dates for 2 minutes in hot water. Add dates and pecans to food processor and pulse until they become a thick paste.
  4. Add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and process until combined, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add filling to each cup.
  6. Chill for 20-30 minutes. Serve.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.