The Perfect Healthy Vegan Pie Crust

Categories: Desserts,Gluten-Free,Quick & Easy,Recipes,

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Makes one perfect crust:

1.5 cups almond flour

½ cup oat flour

3 heaping tablespoons ground flaxseeds or chia seeds

2 cups soft dates

4 tablespoons water

1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Oat flour and almond flour can be purchased, but you can make your own by blending stone ground oats and almonds in a high-power blender.  In a food processor (you can use a blender too), add dates and vanilla. If your dates aren’t soft, you can boil them in water for 10+ minutes or microwave them in water for a minute until they are soft.  Just remember to leave out the water once you’ve boiled or microwaved them. Add the dry ingredients into the food processor with the now blended dates and pulse 6-8 times.  You should have a flaky, powder-like dough.  Once this is done, add in the tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and the four tablespoons of water.  Pulse this in the food processor 6-8 times and see whether or not you can pinch the dough together with your hands.  If not, add a tablespoon or two of more water and repeat the pulsing.  It’s possible to combine the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients by hand, but for most even results I recommend using a food processor.

Shape the dough into a ball and place it in your pie pan.  You should be able to use your hands to shape the dough into a crust. How the crust should cook depends on the recipe, but you can even make raw cakes with this crust.  Cooking time will vary from 30-60 minutes at 300-375 degrees F for cooked pies.

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