Monday, May 25, 2015

Paleo Chocolate Pie

We are starting this summer off with a bang! I have the most delicious paleo pie you've ever tasted. My favorite things about it: refined sugar free, dairy free, and gluten free. So what is it even made of? How is this possible, you may ask? Well you know, I was a bit skeptical at first when I saw the recipe. But once I tasted it, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised. I would even go as far to say that it's good for you. Because I mean flax seed is healthy right? So yep, that's what I'm going to say. It's good for you. My aunt gave me the recipe from a cookbook by Danielle Walker. But after realizing I didn't have all the ingredients I needed, I once again decided to throw caution to the wind and try substituting some things. I always find it quite exciting and liberating to try and work with what you have got in the cupboard and just see how it turns out. It doesn't always work, but let me tell you; this time, it did. So I will stop talking now, and let you go try it out. Comment below the post and let me know how yours turned out!

Happy Memorial Day
xoxo







Paleo Chocolate Pie

Prep Time: 30 min
Bake time: 20-22 min

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 1/2 cups cashews, almonds, or mix of any nuts. I used 1 1/4 cup almond meal and 1 cup cashews and almonds because I didnt have enough raw nuts.
  • 1 Egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Cup + 2 TBS soaked raisins ( soak in 1/2 cup hot water for 5-10 min)
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 Cup ground flax seed
  • 1 Can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 TBS melted coconut oil
  • 2-3 TBS raw honey
  • 2 TSP pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 TSP salt
 DIRECTIONS:
  1. Blend up the mixed nuts or almond meal with nuts and salt in a food processor. Then add the egg. Blend well.
  2. Oil the pie pan, then line with wax paper. (cut a circle)
  3. Spread the crust mixture into the pie pan and evenly spread out. Set aside.
  4. In the food processor blend the remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour the pie mixture into the pie crust.
  6. Cover and put the pie into the refrigerator for 6 hours.
  7. Take out of the fridge and bake for 20-22 minutes at 375 degrees.
  8. Eat it and cry with happiness