I highly recommend giving this recipe a try. Delicious, easy to make and you have leftovers to make into energy balls for snacking or to use over morning porridge.
All you need are 6 ingredients and a food processor, you can also try making it in a blender if you run your machine on low and use the pulse option. I’ve made this pie crust in my Vitamix blender and my Vitamix food processor. I prefer the food processor over the blender.
I use flax meal in this recipe , which is such a good sources of high quality plant protein. Combined with raw nuts, dates, coconut oil and unsweetened dried mango, and you get everything you would want in a healthy pie crust or as a snack- good quality fat, good quality sweetener and good quality protein.
There is no cooking involved, all you do is add everything to your food processor, blend and press down into a pie dish and chill. With the remaining pie crumble I make energy breakfast/snaking balls to eat when I’m craving something sweet yet healthy and filling. If you are looking for a delicious filling for your pie crust check out this yogurt cheese cake recipe of mine. It’s the healthiest cheese cake you will ever eat!
Watch the short video below on how to make this nutty, delicious pie crust.
Nutty Pie Crust
- 1 Vitamix Food processor or Vitamix Blender
- 1 cup unsweetened dried mango
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup raw cashew nuts
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 4 tbsp coconut oil (add more if you feel your crumble is not coming together – this will depend on how dry your mangoes and dates are)
- Start by chopping in the food processor the mangoes and dates, then add in the almonds, cashew nuts, flax meal and processor till all ingredients is broken down into tiny bits that resemble tropical sand. Finally add in the coconut oil. and process for another 30 to 45 seconds. Your pie crumble will come together like fine wet sand on a beach, but should not be a sticky ball, it will still be a bit crumbly. If it's extremely sticky add a bit more flax meal.
- Turn your crumble into a pie dish and press down firmly. Cover and chill in the fridge while you prepare your pie filling. Use my yogurt cheese cake filling if you like.
- If you have extra pie crumble, role into bite size energy balls to eat as a snack or over morning porridge.
This is a great gift to give to friends and family if you are looking to make something for the holiday season to give as home-made gifts. I use old glass bottles (see picture above) and fill them with energy balls and present them as gifts. My friends and family are always so grateful.
I also use these balls over my morning oatmeal porridge. The dates and dried unsweetened mangoes add a delicious tropical sweetness to my porridge and the nuts are a healthy fat that keeps me satiated and full for a long time. Add some fruit such as papaya and berries (see picture above) and you will be gobbling it all up like I do!