The grain free diet has seem to become quite popular recently. There are various ways to follow the diet, and although I’m not following it, I have taken up an interest in working with a lot of grain free recipes as I’m finding them to be tasty, plus it benefits my readers who are on that diet or who cant eat grains due to celiacs disease (Gluten Free). There are a few names for the diet such as paleo diet and primal diet. I’m not on a grain free diet but those who are say they find it beneficial to their physical and emotional well being. if your merely curious about going grain free or if your already a full on grain free foodie, this is a good starting recipe to use in your baking. I tested this recipe out making what i call a quiche but due to my lack of cream on hand it could be called a frittata. Whatever you decide to call it, this crust works great.
Keep in mind, this recipe includes coconut and almond flour, therefore the taste is a bit more sweet than savory (Think of a graham cracker). When you go to plan a recipe to use this crust with, make sure all your flavors will work well with the sweet and nutty flavor from the crust.
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
This honey graham cracker flavored recipe is: Gluten Free/Grain Free/Dairy Free
Mise en Place:
-1/4 Cup Almond Flour
-1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
-1/4 Teaspoon Salt
-1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
-1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
-1/4 Cup Honey
Method of Prep:
-Heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
-In a mixer combine both flours, salt, and baking soda on medium speed.
-Mix in liquid ingredients (honey, coconut oil, and egg). Continue to mix on medium speed until everything is incorporated.
-In a greased pie pan, place the crust in it. Press down until flat all over the bottom of the pan. (I find starting from the middle and working my way out to the edges works best.) Poke base a few times with a fork.
-Place pan in the oven and cook until golden brown approximately 15-20 minutes. Be sure to rotate pie pan after 10 minutes to ensue all around golden brown color.
-Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature before filling.