This nut free-savoury pie pasty is perfect for anybody living a keto or low-carb lifestyle. It makes the perfect pie crust for you to enjoy with your favourite keto pie fillings. Grain-free, sugar-free, perfection!
A lot of pie recipes will use almond flour for the crust. An alternative to almond flour on a keto lifestyle is coconut flour. Especially if you are allergic to nuts or just prefer to go nut free.
Why Coconut flour for this keto savoury pie pastry
Coconut flour has a number of health benefits including aiding digestion, heart health and even can assist in weight loss (Mexican wave in celebration!!).
A 100g of coconut flour contains approximately 24g of carbs, which appears to be a lot higher than that of almond flour with only 10g of carbs per 100g.
However for every 100g of almond flour that you would use you will only need to use around ¼ (25g) of coconut flour; making it keto-friendly and healthy! ?
Coconut flour is quite dry. Therefore absorbs moisture from other ingredients when baking.
This means that your baked goods stay moist and they do not dry out and end up crumbly!
Also, coconut flour tends to be cheaper than almond flour so, if you are doing keto on a budget substituting almond flour for coconut flour, were suitable, can be a good option.
The coconut flour creates a great texture to this pastry and you cannot taste the coconut.
Where to buy coconut flour in the UK?
As with almond flour, coconut flour can be bought and, in the supermarkets, however, I have found that it can be hit and miss whether they have them in stock and, often, they only carry small quantities.
Also, I find that coconut flour tends to be more expensive when bought in-store as opposed to online.
Where to buy coconut flour online in the UK?
As with almond flour, savings can be made by buying coconut flour in bulk online. I always use one from RealFoodSource who I regularly use and find that not only their products are some of the best on the market, had the best value, their customer service is also excellent.
Making your Keto Pie Pastry
This really is a simple process – just add all of your ingredients into your food processor and blend together.
Yes, it really is this simple!
You can make your Keto Pastry in advance.
If you want to make this in advance, you can. This will store nicely in the fridge for 2-3 days before cooking. I have never tried freezing this before using it. If you have please let us all know in the comments below whether this is a good idea or not!
Nut-Free Savory Keto-Friendly Pie PastryCourse: DeliciousnessCuisine: BakingDifficulty: Easy
The perfect short- crust style keto pie pastry.
60 grams melted butter
55 grams (½ cup) coconut flour
2 tablespoons heavy (double) cream
½ teaspoon pink Himalayan Salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
110 grams (½ cup) grated mozzarella cheese
- Add all ingredients into a food processor and mix into a dough, leave to rest for 10 minutes.
- Evenly spread the crust mix into your pie dish.
- Add filling of your choice.
- Bake in the oven at 180 C for 25 – 30 minutes. Ensuring that the crust has turned a nice golden colour.
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