Whole Wheat and Coconut Oil Pie Crust

by Krista Davis on October 28, 2013

Whole Wheat and Coconut Oil Pie CrustTemperatures are dropping and my sweet potato pie craving is increasing, meaning I needed to find a healthy pie crust recipe. I typically buy a refrigerated pie crust, but now that I am more aware of what I eat, I looked over the ingredients and decided I prefer not to use a pie crust with ingredients like “lard,” “Red 40,” “Yellow 5,” or “Xanthan Gum” (you can view the ingredients here).

I reviewed a variety of pie crust recipes and didn’t find exactly what I wanted. I knew that whole wheat pastry flour can be used in place of all-purpose flour, and coconut oil can be used in place of butter or lard, so here is what I came up with.

Whole Wheat and Coconut Oil Pie Crust:

  • 1  1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (make sure it is PASTRY flour so your pie crust will turn out flaky)
  • 1/8 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 7 Tbsp. solid coconut oil (refrigerate coconut oil to make it solid)
  • 8 Tbsp. ice water

Directions:

  1. Combine whole wheat pastry flour and salt.
  2. Add solid coconut oil a little at a time (about 1 Tbsp. at a time, pressing and mixing with a fork).
  3. Add 2-8 Tbsp. of ice water, 1/2 Tbsp at a time, until dough comes together.
  4. Place dough on cutting board/flat surface to form flattened disc.
  5. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hr. – overnight. (At this point you can freeze in a ball for later use – just thaw before rolling out.)
  6. Roll dough on floured surface. (Be generous with the flour on both the flat surface and your rolling pin to avoid sticking, you can always brush excess off.)
  7. Bake following pie filling instructions/ until golden brown.

 Nutrition based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

Serving size: 1/8

Calories: 170.25

Fat: 12.25g ,  27%

Saturated Fat: 10.5g , 50.75%

Sodium: 295mg , 12.5%

Carbohydrates: 14g , 5%

Fiber: 2.5g , 10%

Protein: 1.9g

Calcium: 1.25%

Iron: 5%

I hope you enjoy how simple this whole wheat pie crust is and the added nutritional benefits by the ingredient choices.

 

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Krista Davis

Krista is a self-proclaimed “health nut” and eco-friendly enthusiast.

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beth October 28, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I am so looking forward to making this pie crust

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Krista Davis October 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Great! It can take a few tries to making it look pretty, like any crust does, but it is so simple to make. I really love making it!

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