A buttery, flakey pie crust is a thing of beauty – but it’s not famous for being the healthiest food on your plate. This holiday season, try kicking the nutrition up a notch by adding our favorite gluten-free supergrain to the mix. You might just be surprised by how delicious and decadent quinoa pie crusts can be!
Decadent Pecan Pie, Nosh and Nourish for Ancient Harvest
A holiday classic gets a plant-powered makeover with this fun recipe, which calls for nutritious ingredients like Ancient Harvest Quinoa, butternut squash and dairy-free alternatives to butter and milk. But don’t worry, this pie – packed with the seasonal flavors of pecans, maple syrup, ginger and vanilla – is every bit as mouthwatering as the original.
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Gluten-Free Chocolate Quinoa Pie Crust, 84th and 3rd
Attention, chocoholics: This might just be the pie crust of your dreams. It combines nutritious quinoa flour with coconut sugar, almond milk, cocoa powder and just a pinch of chili powder for a complex and incredible plant-based crust. It would be delicious as a pumpkin pie, fruity tart, or even a cheesecake. Looking for something a bit more traditional? Try this Gluten-Free Spiced Quinoa Pie Crust (with the flavors of ginger and cinnamon) instead.
Gluten-Free Galette, Ancient Harvest
This tasty, versatile pastry stands in beautifully as a rustic pie, and is great with just about any filling you can imagine. For the holidays, try citrus or apples and cinnamon. No matter what flavors you choose to add, you’ll love the hearty texture and artisanal flavor our Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flour lends to the crust.
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Maple Quinoa Pie Crust, Nosh and Nourish
Made with quinoa that has already been cooked, this tasty and wholesome crust couldn’t be simpler to make – and we just love the addition of maple syrup. Ground flax helps to bind things together, and the just-sweet-enough flavor pairs well with any seasonal pie (but the sweet potato pie recipe included in this one is especially good.)
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Savory Pumpkin Pie With Quinoa Crust, What’s Cooking Good Looking
A fun take on the traditional pumpkin pie, this savory version belongs with the main course – and it could even be the main course of a vegetarian holiday feast. The presentation is seriously striking, and the quinoa crust offers a uniquely rustic and tasty texture that you’ll definitely want to make again.
For more delicious, gluten-free quinoa recipes to take you through winter and beyond, be sure to visit the recipes page at AncientHarvest.com – and also download our FREE Modern Meal Cookbook, perfect for the holidays!