One of the great things about the raw food diet is that it’s 100% gluten-free. I love to enjoy raw treats on occasion – without having to worry about gluten. When it comes to raw food desserts, it’s actually a lot easier than you might think to make your own gluten-free treats at home. Since I started eating clean, I realized that I could always improve the quality of what I eat. Just because it’s dessert, doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy! This raw, gluten-free pie crust is a perfect example. Today, I’m going to show you just how easy it is to opt out of traditional ingredients like flour and dairy and make a gluten-free pie crust with less than 5 ingredients – in less than 5 minutes.
Raw, Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe
Raw Kitchen Essentials
For this raw food, gluten-free recipe, all you will need is a food processor. I use and recommend the 14-cup Cuisinart Food Processor, but if this is too big to suite your needs and you’re looking for something smaller, consider the 7-cup Cuisinart Food Processor, it’s a smaller and more affordable model. Owning a good quality food processor is one of the top 4 raw food kitchen tools I recommend stocking your raw food kitchen with.
For this gluten-free pie crust, all you will need is:
- 1 cup soaked organic almonds. You can use any nut for the crust that you like. Some of my favorites are: macadamia nuts, brazil nuts and pecans. They all have a unique taste, so try different nuts to see what you like best.
- 1 and a 1/4 cup pitted organic dates
- 1 cup coconut shreds
- 3/4’s cup of raisins
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you have a smooth (with some crunchy texture) pie crust mix that sticks together when you press it between your fingers.
To prevent the pie crust from sticking to your springform pan, sprinkle organic coconut shreds on the pie tray first and then add the crust, pressing down with your fingers to an even 1/4 inch pie crust. Place in the fridge before using for your pie creation of choice!
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