This recipe is another low-carb essential for those following a healthy ketogenic diet. I've already shared a few paleo crusts but this one is also egg-free and can be used for both sweet and savoury meals. It's a bit more difficult to work with but it's definitely worth the effort. It's tastier and more flaky (but also more fragile) compared to my other recipes. I used psyllium powder, glucomannan powder and water to substitute the binding effect of eggs.
Another egg-free option is be to use some flax meal - it has proven to be an essential ingredient in my keto grain-free tortillas. That's why I included another egg-free version in this recipe. You can also try some of these recipes for even more options:
For best results, use a kitchen scale for measuring all the dry ingredients. Using just cups may not be enough to achieve best results, especially in baked goods. Weights per cups and tablespoons may vary depending on the product/ brand. This recipe makes 8 servings - 8 small pie crusts or one regular pie crust.
How To Make Coconut-Free Keto Pie Crust
The recipe uses coconut flour which can easily be substituted with other low-carb options. To do that, use the ingredients below:
- 1 cup almond flour (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
- 1/3 packed cup flax meal (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
- 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder (8 g/ 0.3 oz)
- pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup butter or ghee or coconut oil (56 g/ 2 oz)
- 2-4 tbsp water
Serving size 1/8 pie crust
Allergy information for Keto Multipurpose Egg-Free Pie Crust
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1/8 pie crust)
Net carbs1.3 grams
Calories from carbs 3%, protein 10%, fat 87%
Total carbs5 gramsFiber3.7 gramsSugars0.7 gramsSaturated fat4.3 gramsSodium25 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium58 mg(15% RDA)Potassium138 mg(7% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 1 large or 8 small pie crusts)
- Mix all the dry ingredients. Add the butter cut in pieces.
- Using your hands, combine the dry ingredients with the butter. Add water and mix until well combined.
- Place the dough in a plastic wrap and flatten using your hands. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional).
- Method 1: rolling. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out non-stick silicone rolling pin till the dough is about the size of a pie pan - I used a non-stick pan with a removable bottom. Because there are no eggs in this recipe, the dough will be very fragile so you'll have to be careful not to tear it apart.
- Method 2: press down. Alternatively, place the dough directly into a round non-stick pie pan with a removable bottom:and press up the sides using your fingers to create a "bowl" shape. Use a dough rolleror wet your hands if needed. Ideally, use a baking sheet as lining for the bottom to ensure that the crust doesn't get stuck to it.
- Place baking paper on top and use ceramic baking beans to weight the dough down. You will need them to prevent the dough from rising and creating air bubbles, especially if you are making a large pie. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.
- When done, remove from the oven. Remove the baking paper with the ceramic beans. If the centre of the pie seems too moist, place back in the preheated oven (switched off) just to dry out. Fill with your favourite filling (keto lemon curd, whipped cream, or any savoury filling like pork and eggs or chicken).
- If not using straight away, let the pie crust cool down. Once cool, store in an airtight container and keep at room temperature for up to a week.
Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/8 pie crust)
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