Gluten Free Pie Crust (Vegan + Healthy)
Only 4 ingredients (plus salt and water) and made quickly in the food processor, this healthy pie crust is not only gluten free but also vegan and made with good-for-you ingredients such as almond flour and ground flaxseed. You may omit the coconut oil if you need to, but 1 tablespoon of oil is so much healthier than the usual cup of butter!
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Make the flax egg by combining the ground flax and water together in a small bowl. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes, until it thickens.
Melt the tablespoon of coconut oil in the microwave if it is solid.
To a food processor, add the almond flour, sugar and salt. Pulse several times.
With the food processor turned on, pour in the flax egg, followed by the melted coconut oil. Pulse until it forms a ball.
Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
Place the ball of dough on a sheet of plastic wrap. Take another large sheet of plastic wrap and put it on top of the dough. With your hands, start flattening the dough. Use a roller and roll the dough pretty thin, about 1/4 inch thick. It's okay if it's not perfectly round yet, just do the best you can. It will stick without the plastic wrap.
Now, remove the top layer of plastic wrap and carefully flip the pie crust onto the pie pan, using the bottom plastic wrap. Some pieces might fall off, that's okay. Now use your hands and push the pie crust evenly into the pan. If pieces have fallen off or are going over the edge of the pan, push them into other areas that are bare, until you have an even crust, like in the photos above.
With a fork, prick the crust several times over the bottom. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the bottom looks dry.
Now your pie crust is ready to be filled and baked in any way you want! Use for apple pie or even savory recipes like a vegetable pot pie.
-I used Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour, may use almond meal but the crust will be more rustic.
-May omit the coconut oil if you need an oil-free crust.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg