• Gluten-Free Walnut-Oat Pie Crust

    Five Great Ideas to Save Money-walnutpiecrust.jpgMaking your own "from scratch" items not only saves tons of money on your monthly grocery bill, it's also considerably healthier for your family. Whole grain and packed with omega 3 nutrient rich walnuts, this recipe is the perfect substitute for store-bought graham cracker pie crusts, with the added bonus of being gluten-free as well.

    You'll Need:

    1 1/3 cups old-fashioned or quick oats (not instant)
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    6 Tbs melted unsalted butter
    1/3 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
    ľ tsp salt

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the oats in a single layer on an ungreased cookie sheet until they begin to brown (about 15 minutes). Bake the chopped walnuts on a ungreased cookie sheet until they begin to brown, about 8 minutes. (I recommend using separate cookie sheets as they cook for different lengths of time.

    Once they're browned, transfer them to a food processor, and finely chop, add the butter, sugar and salt. Process until the texture of a graham cracker crust. Press it into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch regular pie pan.

    Bake the crust until itís just barely beginning to brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove it from the oven and set it on a rack to cool.

    Fill with any preferred filling. We use this in place of graham cracker crusts for a delicious (gluten-free) pie crust!
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. wphil32's Avatar
      wphil32 -
      This is something I can't wait to try.
    1. boosgranny's Avatar
      boosgranny -
      I am going to make this soon, I have a daughter that is gluten free. This is a wonderful option for cream pies. Thank you!
    1. Nutsey's Avatar
      Nutsey -
      can you freeze pie crust for future use?
    1. adburge's Avatar
      adburge -
      This is the crust I have been looking for.

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