Look at me go, no posts for ages then bam, there I am in your inbox or reader or feed two days in a row.
Pie will do that.
Of course another Pumpkin Pie meant another pie crust (heaven forbid I double up and repeat one) and somehow pecans and oats just seemed the way to go.
I should have probably called it a Pecan Oat Raw Pie Crust, but there are arguments about the raw-ness of rolled oats so no-bake was just as easy.
And to be honest this crust is a bit like taking a pecan pie, grinding it up, and using it as the base of a totally different pie filling… so maybe I should have called it Pecan Pie Pie Crust.
Or maybe I just need a cup of tea and a lie down. How very Thanksgiving of me.
Either way, you can thank me later.
Pecan Oat No-Bake Raw Pie Crust
It’s like making pie crust out of pecan pie. You can thank me later.
Makes 1 standard pie crust
- ¾ c rolled oats (75g)
- 1 c pecans (130g)
- generous ½ c medjool dates (120g)
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil (45ml) or vegan butter, just melted
- ¼ tsp sea salt
Process oats to a coarse meal. Add pecans and process until very finely chopped. Add dates and process until well incorporated and mixture just starts to clump.
Add salt and coconut oil, process until mixture sticks when pinched. Tip into a pie plate (reserving a small handful if you want decorations) and press crust up the sides and across the base. Crimp the edge if you so desire.
Refrigerate at least 15 mins before filling with No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Pie or Raw Key Lime Pie or even Vegan Lemon Custard Cheesecake. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.
Make decorations for the top
Reserve a small handful of crust mixture and press into a thin layer on a piece of parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm then cut shapes with a sharp knife or a cookie cutter, re-press scraps (or just eat them). Arrange shapes on set filling.
- Medjool dates are the fresh plump ones from the refrigerated section of the supermarket. If all you have are dried dates from the baking isle soak them in hot water for 10 – 15 minutes, then drain well before measuring.
vegan // vegetarian // soy-free // gluten-free with gf oats // dairy-free // raw // probably paleo
Nicole- Champagne and Chips says
Such a delicious alternative to the crushed biscuit ones that are just far too rich and sweet. This looks just fabulous.
This looks great! But just a heads up that oats are grains and aren’t at all paleo. It looks like you have some other oat recipes listed as “probably paleo” that you may want to fix before the paleo police shows up. 😉 They can be annoying.