The last time I made this crust, it was to make two shallow vegan coconut cream pies (click to view recipe). I had plans to make a pumpkin-pie-with-a-twist on Thanksgiving day, so I decided to see how the crust would work a) as one not-shallow pie and b) with the pumpkin pie experiment I was developing. As it turns out, both worked great!
I thought it would be best to post the pie crust separate from the new pumpkin pie recipe (which will be next) since it goes with many types of pies. I also wanted to repost the crust recipe with updated photos and instructions for a single pie. I haven’t tried making a single non-shallow single coconut cream pie yet, but maybe I’ll do that next. Till then, I know the two-pie method yields delicious results.
Easy Oat Pie Crust
This Easy Oat Pie Crust is my attempt to make a pie crust that is slightly more healthy than traditional pie crusts. Rather than using lots of flour, this crust is made with oats, flaxseed, and chia seeds. This crust has a slightly chewy texture that I really enjoy.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 14-16 minutes
Total time: 19-21 minutes
Yields: 1 9-inch pie crust
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 6 teaspoons water
- 1 1/2 cup instant oats
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub agave syrup)
- 1/2 cup oil (safflower, canola, or other non-flavored oil)
- 1/4 cup hot water
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a pie dish with non-stick spray.
- Mix 2 teaspoons chia seeds and 6 teaspoons water and set aside to gel up for at least 5 minutes.
- Whisk together oats, flaxseed meal, coconut flakes, and salt till evenly combined.
- Stir in agave, oil, hot water, and chia seed mixture until well combined and ingredients are evenly distributed (but don’t overmix)
- Pour into a pie dish and press mixture into bottom and up sides of dish. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until top edge just starts to turn golden brown. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
I’ll be sharing my pumpkin pie with a twist recipe next! Stay tuned for that plus two recipes using your Thanksgiving leftovers!
Thanks for reading!
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