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Lately, I have been making no-bake recipes with my pre-baked Graham cracker pie crusts. My Strawberry Cream Pie and Peanut Butter Pie have been a huge hit with my family.

Today, I decided to make a simple almond flour crust, that turned out amazing. It had a delicate sweet crumb crust with a tender buttery crust it was ready in no time, only took me 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake. 

Almond flour pie crust infographahic with almond flour,l salt, vanilla, maple syrup

Almond Flour Pie Crust Ingredients

  • Almond Flour
  • Salt
  • Vegan Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla

Difference Between Almond Meal And Almond Flour

Almond flour and almond meal are both made from ground almonds but there is a difference. To make almond flour, the almonds are first blanched and the skins are removed, then the almonds are grounded into flour.

On the other hand, the skins of the almonds are kept intact to make almond meal.  The almonds are then grounded into a meal. The fact that almond meal has the skin results in a coarser flour, with a brown and white speckled look.

The finished almond crust would evidently show the dark brown specks of the almond meal with a coarser texture than almond flour crust. One good thing to note is that the almond meal is less expensive than almond flour.

However, I preferred to use almond flour to make my almond crust even though almond flour and the almond meal will both work for your pie crust.

Another note is that the almond flour crust looks similar to traditional pie crust with its beige crust and it has a lighter tender texture. 

How To Make Almond Meal

Almond meal is easier to make at home than almond flour from scratch, place dry raw almonds in a  food processor and process until crumbly. 

How To Make Almond Flour

To make almond flour at home you would have to first blanch the almonds, in order to remove the skin, dry the almonds then process into a high-speed blender.

You can also purchase already blanched raw almonds or slivered almonds to eliminate the process of blanching your almonds.

Almond Flour Pie Crust being made, almond flour, salt and butter mixed to form a coarse sandy meal

How To Make Almond Flour Pie Crust

Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Place almond flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in the vegan butter or coconut oil, mix with a pastry cutter, or your hands until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 

Add maple syrup and vanilla and mix. Press dough into a prepared pie plate, pressing along the bottom and sides, flute the edges, bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. 

almond flour pie crust in prepared pie plate before baking

Learn how to make Almond Flour Pie Crust with my easy 5-ingredient pie crust recipe. It is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and low carb. This amazing pie crust is a great base for any sweet pie,  tart, cheesecake recipes. 

Omit the sweetener and vanilla for a savory crust. For a flakey crust, you can also try my Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust. 

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Finished baked almond pie crust in glass pie plate, made with almond flour, vegan butter, maple syrup. salt. and vanilla

Learn how to make Almond Flour Pie Crust with my easy 5-ingredient pie crust recipe. It is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and low carb. This amazing pie crust is a great base for any sweet pie,  tart, cheesecake recipes. 

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 88 kcal / 368 kJ
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 6 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
  • For:
  • 8 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Place almond flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in the vegan butter or coconut oil, mix with a pastry cutter, or your hands until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 
  2. Add maple syrup and vanilla and mix. Press dough into a prepared pie plate, pressing along the base and sides, flute the edges, bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. 
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.