Oat/Almond Meal Pie Crust

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Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and nothing completes a Turkey Day meal like homemade pie!  This 50 50 combination of oat /almond flour makes an amazing pie crust. Of course it is gluten free, but I know people that aren’t gluten free will definitely think this pie crust is awesome. Its easy, inexpensive, and full of traditional flavors you would find in a regular pie crust. The oats give it great texture and the nuttiness from the almonds is a great complimenting flavor . You can also find every ingredient at Trader Joe’s. :) I can’t wait for my family to try this on Thanksgiving.

 

Recipe: Oat/Almond Meal Pie Crust

Summary: This ground oat meal and almond meal crust is the perfect combination to satisfy your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of oat flour (ground old fashioned rolled oats in a clean coffee grinder)
  • 1 cup of almond meal ( I buy TJ’s brand)
  • 4 tbsp butter ( left out and room temp for at least 1 hour)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 350. line a pie dish with parchment paper with opposing sides exposed (your handles so you can take the pie out of the dish) I just put a straight sheet of parchment paper in there.
  2. Mix the butter, maple syrup and sea salt  in a large bowl with a fork.  Add 1/4 of the oat flour and stir and mash. If your butter is still cold just work the fork into it more. Add the rest slowly while stirring and mashing ( this will help the butter even out easily).
  3. Next add the almond meal and stir and mash. Use your hands to insure that butter is worked evenly.
  4. Press the dough into the prepared pie dish. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes if you are going to bake a pie or 15 minutes if you are going to fill the crust with a no-bake filling.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 -15

Diet tags: Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 8

Calories: 190

Fat: 13

Protein: 4

 

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22 thoughts on “Oat/Almond Meal Pie Crust

  1. This looks so beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat :) LOL Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    We have a great collection of recipes going to get us ready for menu planning! Hope to see you this Thursday for another Gluten Free Fridays link up! It will be live at 7:05 eastern US time. Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  2. Thank you, sweet girl, for linking up with us at gluten free fridays! I LOVE this crust recipe.. and have been searching for one for a long time. I am going to feature this as one of my favorites this week! Congrats:) I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving today! meghan @ eat.live.make

  3. Oh my goodness…this looks so amazing. You’re so clever. I will have to try this, but I will use coconut oil or palm shortening instead of butter. :-)

    Thanks for sharing with us on AFW!

    Be Well,
    –Amber

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  5. This looks perfect. I’m always trying to avoid flour and was looking for a pie crust for mince pies. Do you think this would work? Would it stay together if you picked it up?
    Also do you think you could substitute the butter for coconut oil?
    Many thanks

    • I think coconut oil would work, but I haven’t tried it. This pie crust holds together perfectly. Try it and you’ll see. you can take it out of the pie dish very easily. I think it would make a great mince pie. I would probably use this crust recipe in a couple of mini oven safe dishes filled with the mince filling. :)

      • Thank you so much for getting back to me. I’m going to make this this week. Can I also ask what type of oats you started off with before you ground them? I am going to try and grind some oats in my vitamix to make flour for this.

        • Hi Katherine! I used organic old fashion oats. I think the vitamix would work. Not sure if you would need more then a cup for it to work. Let me know. :)

  6. I finally got round to making this pastry last night and it worked perfectly! It tasted absolutely gorgeous and even my husband loved it and he never normally likes my healthy food!
    I used coconut oil instead of butter and date syrup instead of maple syrup. I made little pastry cases for mince pies and used a silicon muffin tray. I preheated the pastry for 10 minutes but I think small pastry needs less time to pre-bake as it had browned in the 10 minutes. I left them to cool in the silicon and they came out perfectly and held together very well. This recipe made me about 10 gorgeous mince pies. Many thanks for such a great recipe!

  7. This recipe looks easy-peasy!

    I was wondering if one could use ground almonds (prepared in a similar way as the oats) in place of the almond meal?

  8. I want to bake a fresh cherry pie. Will this dough work for the top crust, either as a full cover crust or a lattice style crust?

  9. Looks great – very inspiring! I wonder if I made extra if it would also be good as a crumble on top of apple filling. Hmmm…

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