I want to share with you this recipe because I know that you want to eat healthy and clean food.
I know that you are looking for baking something sweet, but you hesitate because some part of you thinks that sweet means unhealthy.
So, here you are.
Searching for a healthy apple pie recipe.
And here I am.
Sharing it with you.
As you can already guess, this apple pie recipe is sugar-free.
Also, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free.
Such a perfect combination, isn’t it?
Tips on making the apple pie
So that you know, instead of sugar, we will use a mashed banana and date syrup. You can make homemade date syrup, the recipe you can find here.
As for the flour, we are going to use gluten-free flour. More precisely, oat flour.
It’s so easy to make. All you need is placing your old-fashioned rolled oats in a food processor and blend for literally 1 minute.
If you don’t have ginger or nutmeg, or even vanilla extract, you can use instead any other baking spices that you like.
I love adding them because they hide the oat taste of the pie crust really well.
How to store the apple pie?
You have 3 options here. Either keep the pie at the room temperature (2-3 days).
Make sure to cover it with a plastic wrap or aluminum to prevent hardening.
Another option is to store the pie in the fridge, again covered. You can keep it there for about 4 days.
Before serving, you could warm it up in the oven for 5 minutes at 180 C or 360 F.
Now, you can choose to freeze it (up to 2 months). So, when you are craving it, or you have unexpected guests, just bake it for another 10-15 minutes at 180 C or 360 F.
Which apples are the best for apple pie?
As you can see in the video instructions of this recipe, I used Belle de Boskoop apples.
As Google says, they are the best for apple pie.
But Google also says that apples like Northern Spy, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious are also good for the apple pie.
Anyways, I love experimenting, so I would advise you to try this recipe also with peaches, pears, jams…
Now, you have no excuses not to try this recipe: it’s healthy, ingredients are accessible, so let’s start.
Vegan Apple pie
- 3 cups (360 g) oat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 1/3 tsp ginger powder
- 1/3 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 tsp coconut oil (or any other vegetable oil)
- 1 ripe mashed medium banana
- 1 ½ cups date syrup (450 g) (click here for an easy 2 ingredients date syrup recipe)
- 3 big apples (I used Belle de Boskoop)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp oats
- 10 almonds
- Preheat the oven at 180 C or 360 F
- Meanwhile, sift through a sieve the oat flour* to make sure that you don’t have any lumps in your flour. If after sifting you will have some remained unblended oats in your sieve, add them to the flour as well.
- Then add the baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Infuse the oil and vanilla into the flour using your hands by mixing the flour (I highly recommend that you watch the video tutorial).
- Next, add the mashed banana and the date syrup and start kneading until a dough is formed. * (Take a look at tip number 2 below)
- In a pie form *, start giving your dough a pie crust shape. Press the dough until it is evenly distributed on the bottom of your dish. Make it thinner by pressing with your hands until it starts rising on the walls of your form. It should be around 4 cm or 1.5 inches high. (see the video tutorial for easier understanding).
- Shred the apples or use a blender for this (I do not peel the apples; I love the texture of the peel). * Then, add the cinnamon and mix well.
- Back to the pie crust, add the apple filling and spread evenly.
- As an optional step, blend the oats with almonds and then sprinkle on top of the pie.
- Bake for about 30 minutes and then let cook for another 20-30 minutes.
- If you don’t have oat flour, blend into a food processor around 4 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats. They will transform in around 3 cups of oat flour.
- I would advise you to add a bit less of the date syrup at first and then add the rest if needed.
- I use a 24 cm or 9.5 inches pie dish.
- If your apples are too watery, make sure to squeeze them a bit
- For a homemade date syrup recipe, click here.
- Use whichever baking spices you love or have on hand. This time, I used ginger and nutmeg.
Pie dish 9.5 inch
Calories per serving: 340 cal
Fiber: 22% of your daily dose
Iron: 10% of your daily dose
Calcium: 3% of your daily dose
Vitamin A: 1% of your daily dose
Vitamin C: 4% of your daily dose
Folate: 4% of your daily dose
Potassium: 9% of your daily dose
*please note that these numbers are estimated
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