No-Bake Key Lime Pie (Grain-Free & Vegan)

This scrumptious pie can made in under 10 minutes. It will have you dreaming about summer and warm, sunny days. It is made of pure, nourishing ingredients. After serving it to my family this past weekend for dessert, everyone came back for seconds!

You’ll get a healthy dose of Vitamin C from the limes in this dish. Pecans provide magnesium, protein and zinc while dates are a good source of B Vitamins, dietary fiber and potassium. The addition of avocado adds a boost of Vitamin K and folate to the dish.

The Crust:
2 cups pecans
1/2 cup dates, soaked in water for 20 minutes

The Filling:
1 1/4 cup coconut milk (use the cream on top)
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
2/3 cup coconut sugar
juice of 4 limes (orΒ 20 drops Lime essential oil)
zest of half an organic lime
2 Tbsp. agar powder
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. sea salt

Discard the water from the dates and remove the pits. Place dates and pecans in a food processor and pulse until completely chopped and mixed. Press the mixture into a pie dish. Next, combine all filling ingredients in to the food processor and mix together for several minutes. Slowly pour the filling on top of the crust. Decorate with shredded coconut and lime slices if desired. Place the pie in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill prior to serving.

Cut into slices with a knife. Makes 6 servings.


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  1. I LOVE Key Lime pie, but have never made it…this looks wonderful!

  2. Anonymous says

    Sounds scrumptious! I was just in southern Florida where Key Lime pie rules the day, so I'm excited to taste this non-gluten version!

  3. My guys LOVE pie…I've got to try this!

  4. It really is delicious if I do say so myself. It has all the goodness of store bought versions minus the green dyes, trans fats and processed grains πŸ™‚

  5. Laura,

    I'm totally digging these ingredients. I've never made key lime pie, but I love it!

    I'm working on a lemon meringue pie at the moment. Don't you just love citrus pies!? They are my fave!

    Thanks for the fun (and health) recipe.


  6. Oh yeah baby…I LOVE key lime, and this is one i could actually eat!

  7. Yum! Your key lime pie sounds fantastic!!

  8. Anonymous says

    do you think it would work to use regular sugar if i don't have coconut sugar?

  9. I'm drooling. That looks seriously delicious (and pretty simple!) I can't wait to make it; thanks for sharing!

  10. LOL-I am wild about Key Lime Pie too! Regular sugar will work for sure-might be even sweeter. I use coconut sugar as it does not spike blood glucose levels.

    If you are interested in where I get it, here's the link:


  11. looks delicious…This is something I want to try always but havent tried yet…

    thanks for sharing with Midweek Fiesta,hope to see you again

  12. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing! I love learning how to eat healthier and still tasty!! I might get brave and try the avocado in this.

  13. Wow, this looks delicious and very creative. I love the addition of dates.

  14. You had me at "under 10 minutes"… that's my kind of (non)baking! Is there a substitute for agar powder?

  15. Hi Laura,
    This is a great Key Lime Pie that we will really enjoy, I love the coconut on top. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Miz Helen

  16. The crust you have made for this sounds wonderful – pecans and dates would give such a great flavour. We love key lime pie, and this is a great version for those with dietary restrictions (or not!). Thank you for sharing it!

  17. This looks delish! I'm thankful every time I find a pie like this that is vegan…I can't do eggs or dairy (in addition to no gluten!) so this looks refreshing and perfect!

  18. This looks INCREDIBLE!!!!!

  19. Lauren, thank you so much for sharing this recipe for our first GFE Virtual Support Group! It looks incredible. It's the easiest raw, no-bake Key Lime Pie I've ever seen! A must make for sure. πŸ™‚


  20. Anonymous says

    What can we use instead of agar powder? I realize this is to keep it vegan but if that is not a concern can we use something else?

  21. Great question! There are actually a few alternatives to agar powder. Gelatin works well as well as cornstarch, guar gum and xanthum gum will help thicken the filling while it chills in the fridge.

  22. How awesome to find a dairy free recipe with such a great treat! Perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Pecans and dates – what an interesting and I'm sure very tasty – crust! When I think of key lime pie I don't think of anything about it that is quilt free and healthy; however, this one is both! Love it!

  24. I'm eating a bite of this pie as I write this–yum, yum! The only thing I changed was substituting 1 pkg. gelatin (mixed with a little of the coconut milk and heated to melt gelatin) for the agar powder since I didn't have any.

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