Mini Apple Pies: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free

I made these!!!

It sounds pretty unbelievable to me because I never baked anything like a pie before. I made muffins once or twice and that’s about it.

I’ve been trying to stay away from grains and gluten and see how that goes. It’s hard to stay 100% away from things like bread and rice, so every now and then some slip through the cracks – specially at asian or mexican restaurants – but for most of the time I am actually doing much better than I had expected. (I also stopped drinking soda, that’s going well too).

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to try some baking with grain-free, gluten-free stuff such as almond and coconut flour. And voila – these mini apple pies were it.

(I used this wonderful recipe for the crust: http://www.againstallgrain.com/2012/02/10/honey-graham-cracker-pie-crust/)

I must say baking it was very easy and I will do few alterations for next time (I want more apple yumminess and a little bit less crust).

This is not suppose to be the kind of thing that you include on your daily diet unless you’re an athlete – almod and coconut are pretty high in calories. But, for an occasional treat, they’re excellent.

The filling was pretty much standard. The mandoline surely helped. I used a very small quantity of a light butter/canola oil mix. The crust is already sweet due to the honey, so the apples did not need any sugar or anything.

I’ll be doing a bigger one soon, probably an apple/pear mix.

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