View Full Version : Need a pie crust without nuts
08-23-2008, 06:32 PM
I looking for a pie crust that is not made from nuts. My son is allergic to nuts but wants a pie. please share your recipes
08-23-2008, 07:53 PM
agave and shredded coconut makes a good crust
08-23-2008, 08:01 PM
how about raw oat groats that have been ground in to a flour? You can mix that with some olive oil & agave. Maybe even put some ground flax & or shredded coconut in to that too.
08-23-2008, 08:26 PM
I've done crusts with ground oat groats (not the truly raw ones...oat groats from the co-op - but you can purchase truly raw ones from Alissa and other online sources) and then I'll add a little agave nectar, a little sea salt and a little coconut oil and maybe about 1 TBS. of cold water (think of making cooked pie crust if you've ever done it) and then I form a dough, knead it and then roll it out with a rolling pin (or jar if you don't have one) between two sheets of either teflex or parchment paper. If gluten is an issue, try buckwheat (not really a grain) but be aware that buckwheat has a very distinct flavor so your son may or may not like it.
Can he do seeds at all? If so, try using sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds...again, these have distinct flavors so be aware of that.
You can then use the crust as is, or you can dehydrate it a little if you want.
Sorry for not having exact measurements but I generally just make things on the fly.
Oh...and also you can do crust-less pies by just using filling (you may have to freeze it to make it firm depending on what you are using...blueberries gel/firm up by nature) and maybe sliced fruit at the bottom such as strawberries or bananas.
08-23-2008, 08:27 PM
looks like brownies and I had the same idea...but I was just slower! ;)
08-25-2008, 11:31 AM
thanks!!! I like the fruit crust idea. It's hard for my son to eat raw because of the nuts.
08-25-2008, 11:21 PM
2 c of oat groats ground into flour
2 c of dates
pinch of salt
Just from reading the posts above, I thought of this. It's adapted from Ani Phyo's pie crust recipie. She uses almond flour instead of oat groat flour, but they are relatively the same consistency, so if you grind them up into flour it should work. Also, as said above, adding some coconut would be really yummy too.
08-28-2008, 06:04 PM
I like to mix sunflower seeds, dates and lacuma flour.
08-28-2008, 07:43 PM
Coconut is a nut, wouldn't he be allergic to that too?
It's also been found the best thing for allergies is to expose the person to the allergen as often as possible, and total avoidance causes the allergy to become more and more severe. Read up on it before doing anything as some allergies can be fatal.
08-31-2008, 09:52 PM
Cafe Gratitude's cook book's banana creme pie crust is made with coconut, etc. It's very good, too. The whole pie is nut free.
08-31-2008, 10:58 PM
I'm starting to be confused as to why everyone says coconut is nut free?
09-02-2008, 01:50 PM
for a graham cracker type crust:
cinnamon buckwheaties - raw buckwheat groats soaked, drained, stirred up w/ cinnamon and agave, then dehydrated.
chocolate buckwheaties - same thing with cocoa or carob powder and
Crumble some up into bottom of pan and pour fruit over. Or crush fine, mix agave in to taste and press in.
09-02-2008, 04:23 PM
one person (a raw dessert chef) I know said the nut allergy people she's come across so far are ok with coconuts. I don't know how true that is for the bulk of nut allergy people...just passing along what I heard.
09-02-2008, 08:21 PM
I make my pie crusts with soaked and dehydrated buckwheaties, coconut meat, raisins and a date or two.
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