This versatile gluten free no bake graham cracker crust is the perfect bottom for any type of pie. Here’s a little secret – you can bake it too!
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Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust
I don’t know what it is about Graham Crackers but they are just SO good! And then when you go gluten-free, it is like this HOLE, right? Especially when you want to make a gluten-free graham cracker crust!
I don’t care for the gluten-free alternatives to regular gluten products because they are usually pretty bad tasting as well as bad health-wise.
So, what is someone to do when they want to make a traditional graham cracker pie crust?
Don’t worry – I got ya! You’ll never know the difference after making this delicious gluten-free graham cracker crust! AND, it doesn’t use crap ingredients either! BONUS!
Are Graham Crackers Gluten Free?
As we just talked about – NO, they are most certainly not!
What is a Substitute for Graham Cracker Crumbs?
Are you ready for this? The substitute is toasted almond flour. Yep!
Now, on their own, do they taste like graham cracker crumbs? No. But when used to make a gluten-free graham cracker crust, the combination of flavors is just right!
How to Toast Almond Flour
Toasting almond flour is very easy. BUT, it is also very easy to burn!
The easiest way to toast almond flour is to put your almond flour in a wide frying pan, patting it down so it is spread out. The heat level should be about medium.
Let it sit for a minute or two as the pan warms up and then start moving it around every 30 seconds or so. It is going to look like nothing is happening and you will be tempted to turn up the heat. DON’T DO IT!
All of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, it will start toasting quickly. This is when you need to start stirring and moving the almond flour around continuously until it is a nice golden brown.
Promptly remove from heat AND the pan.
Make sure to check out How to Toast Almond Flour if you want to see a demo!
How to Make Powdered Sweetener
Another thing this recipe calls for is powdered sweetener. I use cane sugar in this recipe. I am not a fan of sugar in general, but certainly not regular sugar and regular powdered sugar.
I generally use cane sugar or coconut sugar as a replacement.
All you need to do is put the cane sugar in a small blender, like a ninja or a magic bullet and blend for about 30-60 seconds until powdered. Not only will this save you money, but it also quick and easy to make your own!
Make sure to check out How to Make Powdered Sweetener if you want to see a demo!
Can I Bake This Graham Cracker Pie Crust?
Certainly. It is a no-bake crust to start with but you can ALWAYS bake it if you want!
I use this crust to make both bake and no-bake desserts. Pies, cheesecakes, you name it!
Other Gluten Free Recipes from The Gluten Free Option That You Might Like
- If you WANT to bake this, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. But it is a no bake crust, so you do' have to!
- Grease pie pan with coconut oil.
- In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients well with a spatula.
- Fold the mixture with the spatula towards the end to get a good mixture.
- Add pie mixture to prepared pie pan. Using your hands or spatula, press the mixture out evenly.
- IF you are baking it, then bake for 8-10 minutes
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Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 61mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g