Nancy Macklin, RDN
Nancy Macklin has a bachelor of science in dietetics from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in health services administration from the University of Saint Francis. Macklin worked as a hospital-based clinical dietitian, providing counseling for diabetes, heart disease, and weight loss and as a food service director in health care dining sites. She now serves as a test kitchen dietitian, developing 500+ recipes per year. She is a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics and International Association of Culinary Professionals. Find her on LinkedIn.see more from this author
Did anyone try it and have a taste opinion? I don’t see any comments about the taste.
We just tried it and it looked beautiful, however we didn’t particularly like the taste.
There were instructions and pictures (a link) to make the sunflower seed butter in one version of this recipe but cannot find again! The “lumpy” crust
look so good and I would really like to try it. Thanks for your assistance.
I was reading you answer regarding honey and bees being animals. Bees are insects belonging to the animal kingdom. Bees make the honey from the pollen and nectar of the plants (without the pollen and nectar of plants no honey). Mushrooms are not plants either, but I notice you use them in your WFPB recipes. Mushrooms are fungi and not plants. And if you do further research into mushrooms, you will find scientist believe mushrooms are closer to animals than plants. Maybe WFPB needs to rethink Honey usage. Honey just like Mushrooms are covered under “whole food.” Both have health benefits, which is what it is all about.
I usually have tahini in my pantry, is it okay to use in place of the sunflower butter?
Hi Eddy, I have made a crust very similar to this for an apple pie that was featured ~ it didn’t call for and “fats” that I remember, however, I made it again with the addition of walnuts ~ like 1/2 cup, but less would work for sure. It was very delish!! I used this crust for another FOK recipe called “pumpkin squares” and I bet this sweet potato recipe also work well. Have fun and enjoy!
I was wondering about using Miyoko’s‘s butter instead of the sunflower butter?
Eddy, I don’t know if tahini would be an equivalent sub for sunflower butter, however, that sounds yummy and I think it would taste great! You should try it!
Is this pie baked at 375 just like the crust? Just asking because it seems a bit high. Preparing ingredients to make this pie right now. Thanks!
I’m baking this pie at 375 but after 60 minutes the middle is still like pudding. Any suggestions? I followed the recipe exactly.
Can anyone help with a question. Why is honey excluded from all recipes?
The aspect of animals that is important here is the fact that they have a central nervous system and can feel pain. There are, as you say, many similarities between mushrooms and animals, but this is not one of them. Hence, honey is excluded because it is a product produced by bees for bee consumption.
Because honey is not vegan, duh
Hi Mario- honey is excluded from all vegan (plant based) recipes because it comes from bees and not plants. Whole-food plant based diets do not use any form of animal products.
Could I sub pumpkin purée for the sweet potato?
Yes, those are generally able to be swapped out with similar results.