I’m a nerd. I was a biochemistry major in college, secretary of the Biology Club, a member of our highschool’s Math Club, Bio Club, Band, etc. Not to mention I grew up on a farm.
I was super cool.
But one of the best things about being a nerd? You get to know about certain things that not everyone else does – like the best made up holiday ever: Pi Day! That’s right. A day to celebrate 3.14159365359.
But the best part of that day? YOU GET TO MAKE PIE.
In lieu of the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, I am posting this recipe between these two lovely holidays. Thus, it is a pie, and it is green. Hooray for math and Ireland!
And pies. Mostly pies.
THIS pie happens to be vegan, gluten free, nut-free, AND paleo. And very low in sugar, as well.
And also awesome.
Total Time: 30 minutes Serves: 8
You Will Need:
For the Crust:
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Flax Meal
- 6 Tbsp Water
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1 Tbsp Honey (Or Agave, for strict vegans)
For The Pie
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
- Zest from 2 Limes
- 3 Medium Sized Haas Avocados (2 Large)
- 1 Cup Coconut Cream
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour (optional)
- 1 Tsp Psyllium Husk (optional)
For The Crust:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir flax meal into a small bowl with water. Let it sit in the fridge for a few minutes.
- Melt coconut oil and honey into a pan on low heat and stir.
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and stir together. The dough should clump together to be able to pick up and roll into a ball by hand.
- Place ball of dough in a greased 9 inch pie pan. Smooth out so there is enough dough covering the bottom, and halfway up the sides of the pan. Pat down the edges to give it a nice crust look.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. When done, allow to cool before pouring in the pie filling.
For the Pie:
- Blend the first 6 ingredients in a high powered blender, until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the coconut flour and psyllium husk and blend for another 30 seconds or so.
- Pour into pie crust, smooth it out, and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. The pie will continue to firm up the longer it sits in the fridge.