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Tiger Nut Flour Pie Crust {grain-free, vegan}

Pie crust perfection, thanks to tiger nut flour! This one-bowl, mix-press-bake tiger nut flour pie crust is naturally sweet, crisp, tender and all around amazing. It also happens to be grain-free, gluten-free, vegan & paleo.

Happy Friday, everyone!

tiger nut flour pie curst on an off-white cake pedestal

As promised in yesterday’s post, I have another super-simple, grain-free crust recipe for you, just in time for the holidays.

You will not like it. You will LOVE it!

It’s my Tiger Nut Flour Pie Crust.

tiger nut flour pie crust on a cake stand

This is only my second posted recipe using tiger nut flour (the first being these decadent brownies). I was convinced of its goodness with the brownies, but this pie crust has me committed.

What is Tiger Nut Flour?

Before I launch in to the recipe, a quick recap about tiger nut flour.

Tiger nuts are tubers, not nuts, which can be savored as a snack or milled into a fine-textured, lightly sweet flour. The flour is proving to be remarkably versatile. In addition to being grain-free, nut-free, and gluten-free, tiger nut flour is also high in fiber, rich in potassium, and loaded with a multitude of vitamins and minerals.

Best of all, tiger nut flour is delicious! That’s right. The flour, uncooked, plain, is delicious, like a marriage between a cashew and a sweet potato. (Am I revealing too much about myself that I am admitting to eating raw flour? It’s not a regular occurrence, I promise). I am looking forward to using it in some no-bake energy bars in the weeks ahead.

Recipe Benefits of Tiger Nut Pie Crust

The crust itself is a dream:

  • light, tender, and subtly crisp
  • naturally sweet
  • grain-free
  • gluten-free
  • vegan
  • Paleo

Ingredients

The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.

You will also need a small amount of water and optional salt.

How to Make a No-Roll Tiger Nut Flour Pie Crust

Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.

Making this pie crust is as easy as can be.

Step One: Preheat the Oven

Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

Step Two: Mix All Ingredients in One Bowl

In a medium bowl, whisk together tiger nut flour, arrowroot and salt, breaking up any lumps.

Add the oil to the bowl, and stir (or use your fingertips) to completely combine. The result will have a moist, crumbly texture. Add the water, stirring until combined.

Step Three: Press In the Dough

Press the pie dough evenly in bottom and sides of an 8-inch (20 cm) or 9-inch (22.5 cm) pie pan or tart tin.

Step Four: Three Baking Options

unbaked pie crust made with tiger nut flour

Option One: Fill & Bake

You can use the unbaked, unfilled crust for all of your favorite recipes calling for an unbaked pie or pastry crust (that then gets filled and baked)

Option Two: Partially Bake the Crust (Par-bake)

You can also par-bake the crust for 12 minutes for recipes calling for a partially baked crust.

baked pie crust made with tiger nut flour

Option Three: Fully Bake

Last, you can fully bake the crust for no-bake pie and tart fillings.

I love that this crust showcases the natural flavor of the tiger nuts, which is unique and delectable in its own right.

Give it a go, and let me know what you think!

Yield: 1 pie crust (8 servings)

Tiger Nut Flour Pie Crust {vegan, grain-free}

Tiger Nut Flour Pie Crust {vegan, grain-free}

Pie crust perfection, thanks to tiger nut flour! This one-bowl, mix-press-bake tiger nut flour pie crust is naturally sweet, crisp, tender and all around amazing. It also happens to be grain-free, gluten-free, vegan & paleo.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup PLUS 3 tablespoons (133 g) tiger nut flour
  • 1/3 cup (43 g) arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons (70 g) virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together tiger nut flour, arrowroot and salt, breaking up any lumps.
  3. Add the oil bowl, stirring or using fingers to completely combine (it will have a moist, crumbly texture). Add the water, stirring until combined.
  4. Press dough evenly in bottom and sides of an 8-inch (20 cm) or 9-inch (22.5 cm) pie pan or tart tin.
  5. Unbaked Crust: the crust is ready for use in recipes calling for an unbaked crust (i.e., add filling and then bake). It can also be loosely covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready to fill and bake.
  6. Par-baked Crust: Prick the bottom of crust 2 or 3 times with fork (to release steam). Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and use in recipes calling for par-baked crust.
  7. Fully-baked Crust: Prick the bottom of crust 2 or 3 times with fork (to release steam). Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and use in recipes calling for fully-baked crust.

Notes

Coconut Oil Substitute: If you eat dairy, feel free to use an equal amount of unsalted butter or ghee in place of the coconut oil.

Arrowroot Substitute: An equal amount of tapioca flour/starch can be used in place of the arrowroot starch.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 122mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 6g

The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although powerhungry.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands and optional ingredients can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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Isabel

Saturday 14th of August 2021

Hi, Could this be used for a savoury tart or quiche? Thanks.

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Faiza

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Can I sub coconut oil for applesauce instead? (as I'm trying to cut down on fat)

Camilla

Thursday 16th of April 2020

Hi Faiza,

I completely understand wanting to cut down on fat. However, it will be something quite different from "crust" if the fat is left out. Fat is what makes the crust tender, and coconut oil holds it together. So sorry! You might want to look for a flaxseed crust option that is oil-free.

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