This easy 2-ingredient whole grain gluten-free pie crust video recipe is life-changing! It holds together perfectly and fits to any filling, sweet or savory!
What if I tell you you don’t need flour to make a pie crust? There is another way to make it which is way easier and requires 2 ingredients: cooked quinoa and eggs. Add salt and pepper for a savory quiche (keep reading if that’s what you like because the recipe for the filling will follow) or brown sugar for a sweet pie. It holds together perfectly without crumbling and fits to any filling!
I can’t say enough good things about quinoa. Not only it is delicious and can be substituted for pasta or rice in almost any meal, it also has numerous health benefits, being one of the most nutritious grains out there! It’s rich in proteins, containing all of the nine essential amino acids. It contains a lot of dietary fiber to keep you digestive system and heart healthy and your cholesterol level low. It has very few calories while being one of the most energy-dense grains, so it can help you lose weight! Besides, quinoa is a great source of magnesium, manganese, iron, vitamin B2 and lystine. That means, that it controls your blood sugar level, regulates metabolism, fastens tissue repair processes, and has anti-aging properties thanks to its high antioxidant content. With this being said, quinoa surely deserves to be included in your diet!
How to Make Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust
The best part about it is that you can throw it together in 5 minutes. No kneading required! Just combine the cooked quinoa with beaten eggs and salt and pepper or brown sugar. Next, grease the baking form with oil or cooking spray. Then press the quinoa mixture into bottom and up sides of a baking form. The best way to do it is to use a rubber spatula. It’s been a life saver for me! Bake the crust for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Meanwhile, prepare the filling of your choice. I’m sharing a recipe for chanterelle filling with scallions that is really delicious. I’m sure you will enjoy it if you love mushrooms as much as I do.
Here is a short video showing how to make the gluten-free pie crust. For the mushroom filling recipe, scroll down to the recipe. Enjoy!
Here are some more mushroom dinner recipes for you, all of them are also gluten-free:
Have a great weekend!