This coconut Almond Flour Pie Crust is the best clean eating crust recipe, it is 100% gluten free, paleo and low-carb. The texture is crispy with a lovely nutty flavor and easily made in few minutes in a food processor.
Coconut flour. The new magic healthy flour loaded with fiber that everyone talk about. But what to do with coconut flour? a healthy Coconut Almond Flour Pie Crust or my coconut flour pie crust – if you don’t have almond meal !
There is many name for this crust like Paleo crust or allergy free crust or grain free crust. It is probably because this recipe is suitable for most diet like wheat free diet, gluten free diet. For me it is simply one of my best low carb diabetic recipe and I simply like to call it by what is inside a Coconut Flour Pie Crust. The trick to succeed with this Almond Flour Pie Crust is to roll the dough between two sheet of plastic wrap. Then remove the top layer, upside down the Almond Flour Pie Crust onto a greased pie pan. You may have to press the dough with your finger to arrange it into the pan shape. It is a very crumbly dough but still easy to work with if you follow the rolling principle below. I used this Almond Flour Pie Crust to make a leek, coconut milk quiche.
Many people hate looking at nutrition panel and labels but it is actually primordial to understand what you eat. I received many comment regarding this recipe about why this crust is healthy or healthier than white flour crust ? First, I want to say that I am not starting a war against white flour! White flour is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and contains important vitamins and minerals like thiamin and folate. Unfortunately for diabetic white flour has a slightly high glycemic index which means it release sugar too quickly in our bloodstream making our blood sugar level go like a roller coaster. Low GI food is not only good for diabetic but also for everyone who is looking for a good control of sugar craving. If the product release the glucose slowly in your blood cells you are not starving for sugar quickly after a meal and you feel full for longer.
You can buy Coconut Flour in any shop in the organic aisle.
For the nutrition lover I included below the nutrition panel of each flour : coconut flour, almond meal and white flour all coming from the nutritiondata self here.
I highly recommend to use a removable bottom pan to easily unmold the crust from the pan without breaking the crust. This recipe can be use to make your favorite gluten free desserts recipes or any gluten free meals. You can find the coconut flour in any supermarket in the organic aisle.
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