View Full Version : Crust Ideas?
10-24-2005, 11:32 AM
So I made a crust for my banana/avocodo pie filling the other night by using just dates & coconuts however I ate too much of the pie ( couldnt control myself ) and the dates really bothered my IBS giving me lots of cramping & bloating. So my question is what are some other crust ideas?? I can't have nuts but I can have flaxseed. Anyone have any combo ideas for me??
10-24-2005, 12:04 PM
I've used ground oat groats with coconut butter, a little agave nectar, (and sometimes carob powder for a chocolate crust). It makes a nice, hardened crust when left in the fridge.
Unfortunately, most dessert-type recipes I have seen call for crusts made from some sort of nut/date combo. However, I did make a quiche recipe this weekend, that had a crust made with zucchini and flax seeds. It was really tasty with a savory filling and had a nice zucchini flavor and got quite crispy in the dehydrator. I bet you could make this crust and add some kind of sweetener to use it with a dessert filling. I imagine it would come out tasting something like zucchini bread. Unlike nut crusts I have used, though, you would have to make the crust first and dehydrate it before filling in order to get it to be crunchy. Here's a link to the quiche recipe -- ignore the filling part, of course. :)
10-24-2005, 02:04 PM
I make a great crust using raw hemp protein. You can combine it using any soaked dried fruit (ie prunes, figs) or coconut/olive oil. Mac nuts also work well as they are a very oily nut you just need to throw in a handful.
11-07-2006, 11:12 PM
I looooooooooove putting golden flax seed in my Vita-Mix, grounding it up, and then throwing some gooey dates in. So yummy! Very rich, though.
11-07-2006, 11:20 PM
How about hazelnuts and almonds? I found that hazelnuts have nice, deep flavor and I use them 50/50 with almonds, add a little agave, pinch of salt, maybe a little coconut oil. Also, the hazelnuts seem to get to "butter" pretty easily in the coffee grinder, which makes the whole thing stick together well.
11-08-2006, 07:59 AM
In a previous thread someone did a neat thing with coconut. I have tried this and it works SO well...
Take 2 c. dry unsweetened coconut and put it into a dry food processor.
Let it spin for several minutes, until it gets so fine it actually turns into a "dough". It even sort of "melts" if you leave it long enough. I put a little honey and vanilla into it AFTER it got to that stage. If you put ANYTHING in before, it doesn't work. This presses into a pan for a beautiful white crust that hardens when refrigerated. I just used it "as-is" and it was a LOT like a shortbread cookie. I have used it as a layer in a torte.
Really nice. Mild flavour.
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