Official runDisney nutritionist Tara Gidus cut down the calories and the sugar in a holiday favorite, pecan pie, and transformed it into a lower calorie dessert. Learn more about the recipe and the healthy ingredients used in the video below.

Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Serves 16

1 ½ cup old-fashioned oats
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons pecans
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted

2 eggs
¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
1 (15oz) can pumpkin
½ cup chopped pecans
2 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1 ½ cup pecans, whole
2 tablespoons maple syrup mixture, reserved

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In food processor, pulse oats, pecans, and brown sugar until chopped. Slowly add butter until mixture becomes moist and uniform.

Coat pie pan with cooking spray; firmly mash oat mixture into bottom and sides of pan to form crust. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Let cool.

Decrease oven temperature to 375 degrees F. In large bowl whisk eggs; mix in maple syrup and brown sugar. In separate bowl, reserve 2 tablespoons syrup mixture and combine with whole pecans for topping; set aside.

Add pumpkin, chopped pecans, spices and vanilla to filling mixture and mix until combined. Pour filling into cooled piecrust. Arrange pecans neatly on top of pie. Bake 25 minutes in 375 degree oven.

NUTRITION FACTS: 1 serving, 223 calories, 15g fat, 2g saturated fat, 29mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 13g sugar, 4g protein, 84% vitamin A, 7% iron, 8% vitamin K, 69% manganese, 10% zinc, 7% selenium

If you are joining us for the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend, be sure to come listen to Tara during the Speaker Series at Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo on Thursday January 10 at 10 a.m. and Friday January 11 at 4 p.m.