Gooey and rich vegan chocolate pecan pie that is secretly egg free, dairy free, corn syrup free, and can be gluten free! Plus, this chocolate pecan pie is SO easy, it’ll be the easiest recipe you make for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Secretly Vegan Chocolate Pecan Pie (No Corn Syrup!)

The best chocolate pecan pie without corn syrup and eggs!

I know that’s a bold statement to make, but seriously, this vegan chocolate pecan pie is undetectably vegan. Every year, I make either the vegan pecan pie or the vegan chocolate pecan pie, and there’s not a slice leftover.

The pecan pie filling is so gooey and rich with melted chocolate and toasted pecans, and the vegan pie crust is just perfectly flaky!

sliced vegan pecan pie

The best secret of all? This chocolate pecan pie is entirely dairy free, egg free, soy free, and can be easily made gluten free and/or Paleo if needed!

Talk about a vegan Thanksgiving pie that can please all! You’ll definitely want to save this one for your vegan Thanksgiving dessert spread!

What is the vegan pecan pie filling made of?

Unlike regular pecan pie, which is made up of corn syrup, eggs, and sugar, and vegan pecan pie is actually much simpler in ingredients (and therefore a lot easier in process as well!).

With a vegan pecan pie, the ingredients you’ll need are:

  • raw pecan halves: we’ll be toasting these for extra flavor- I swear, this is what makes my family absolutely love this pie and never guess that it’s vegan!
  • chocolate chips: I have some chocolate recommendations down below, so keep reading!
  • coconut sugar: if you don’t have coconut sugar, you can use brown sugar or granulated sugar. To keep this vegan pecan pie completely refined sugar free, stick with the coconut sugar.
  • dairy free milk: I recommend using coconut cream or oat milk here, as they will yield a gooier texture.
  • maple syrup: this is our corn syrup replacement!
  • ground flaxseed: instead of eggs, we’re using ground flaxseed! Ground flaxseed is a fantastic egg replacement, and also helps to make this vegan chocolate pecan pie a lot easier- no need to worry about tempering the flaxseed eggs into the mixture, as they won’t scramble! 🙂
  • vanilla extract: just a little for flavor!
  • arrowroot powder: this helps to keep the pie all together, and give the chocolate pecan pie a bit of a gooey texture!

The full measurements for these ingredients are found down below in the recipe card at the end of this post!

slice of pecan pie with scoop of ice cream

You’ll also notice that these ingredients can be entirely Paleo as well. As long as you use 100% chocolate or a Paleo-friendly chocolate, as well as the Paleo version of the vegan pie crust, then this vegan chocolate pecan pie is also Paleo and gluten free as well!

To just make a gluten free vegan chocolate pecan pie though, simply swap out the regular flour for gluten free 1:1 baking flour 🙂

How to make vegan chocolate pecan pie

Making a vegan chocolate pecan pie is a lot simpler than making a traditional chocolate pecan pie.

The reason being is that you don’t have to worry about tempering the mixture, since this is an egg free recipe.

gooey vegan chocolate pecan pie

Like any pie, this chocolate pecan pie can be broken down into two major steps: the flaky vegan pie crust, and the chocolate pecan pie filling.

For the crust, I recommend using my vegan flaky pie crust recipe. As I mentioned above, you can also swap out the flour to make it entirely Paleo and/or gluten free as needed.

For the chocolate pecan pie filling, the full instructions are down below, but here are the basic steps:

  1. Toast the pecan halves. Don’t skip this step! Toasting the pecans truly adds a whole level of flavor that makes this pecan pie amazing, no matter if you eat vegan or not.
  2. Whisk together the dairy free milk, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flaxseed mixture, arrowroot powder, and vanilla.
  3. Fold in the pecan halves and the chocolate chips. Make sure that all of the pieces are coated in the mixture.
  4. Pour the pecan and chocolate mixture into the pie crust and bake!
how to make vegan chocolate pecan pie

What kind of chocolate to use for a vegan chocolate pecan pie

Because pecan pie is so sweet, I recommend using a higher percentage grade of chocolate.

I’ve personally tested this vegan chocolate pecan pie with anywhere from 75% vegan chocolate to 100% cacao chocolate, and I actually prefer the 100%!

However, if you like your chocolate pecan pie really sweet, then go with a lower grade chocolate! It will still taste wonderful.

vegan Thanksgiving desserts

Can I store vegan pecan pie at room temperature?

Typically, it’s not recommended to store pecan pie at room temperature, but this is because it contains eggs.

Because this is a vegan pecan pie, with absolutely no eggs nor animal products, you can store this chocolate pecan pie covered for up to 1 day. To last longer, I recommend storing the chocolate pecan pie sliced and covered in the fridge or freezer.

slice of vegan chocolate pecan pie

I hope you love this secretly vegan chocolate pecan pie as much as I do! It’s truly one of our favorite vegan Thanksgiving desserts, and I can’t wait to make it again this year.

If you make this vegan pecan pie, let me know down below in the comments section, as well as giving it a rating so that others may find it.

As always, I absolutely love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy chocolate pecan pie baking!

More vegan Thanksgiving dessert recipes to make:

The Best Ever Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Classic Vegan Pecan Pie (Paleo!)

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Healthy Apple Pie

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie (Tofu Free!)

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sliced vegan pecan pie

Secretly Vegan Chocolate Pecan Pie (No Corn Syrup!)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Gooey and rich vegan chocolate pecan pie that is secretly egg free, dairy free, corn syrup free, and can be gluten free! Plus, this chocolate pecan pie is SO easy, it’ll be the easiest recipe you make for your Thanksgiving dinner!


  • 1 vegan pie crust (gluten free option if needed)
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (anything from 75%-100% chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed with 1/2 cup water (allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. First prepare the pie crust according to the vegan flaky pie crust recipe. You will need to par-bake it.
  2. Once the pie crust is par-baked, begin to make the filling.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F. While the oven is preheating, lay the pecan halves onto a baking sheet lined with tin foil.
  4. Place the pecan halves into the oven to toast for 7 minutes, or until fragrant. Remove from the oven and let cool. Keep the oven on at 350F.
  5. In a large bowl, stir the coconut milk, vanilla, coconut sugar, arrowroot powder, flaxseed mixture, and maple syrup together.
  6. Add in the pecan halves and chocolate chips, and fold the pecans and chocolate into the mixture until the two are evenly coated.
  7. Carefully spoon the mixture into the pie crust.
  8. Bake the pie for 30 minutes with crust covered with tinfoil or a pie crust shield around the pie crust edges. Then remove the pie shield and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the filling has set.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 hours before serving.


*made for a 9″ pie dish


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 422
  • Sugar: 14.6 g
  • Sodium: 140.4 mg
  • Fat: 30.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.9 g
  • Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.4 mg