If you’re looking for the BEST gluten free pie crust that goes with just about any pie, turn to this easy almond flour graham cracker crust made with low carb gluten free graham crackers and grain free almond flour. It will be your go-to gluten free graham cracker crust!
If making your own pie crust sounds like something you'd quickly say 'no thank you' to, you are not alone. But just wait till you see this crust! Wait till you see how uncomplicated the recipe is (and yes, low carb)... no doubt you'll be a crust making pro in no time.
Made with these delicious low carb graham crackers, and 4 other simple ingredients, gluten free graham cracker pie crust has never been easier.
Does this almond flour graham cracker pie crust taste like almonds?
This pie crust is just slightly sweet and full of delicious graham cracker flavor. The almond flour just adds a touch of texture, nothing nutty about it. The crust only needs ⅓ of a cup so it’s just enough to help the crumb still together with the butter, but definitely does not add an almond flavor.
What can you use an Almond Flour Graham Cracker pie crust for?
One of the best things about this crust is how versatile it is! From lemon to chocolate to buttermilk pie, the possibilities are virtually endless for pie fillings. Another bonus: Since it’s made with low carb graham crackers, it’s a low carb crust!
Does the crust need to be baked before filling?
Not that this crust needs any more help tasting amazing, but if there’s one thing that really pushes it over the top it’s a quick bake in the oven. There’s just something about that slight crispness that happens from those 12 short minutes. So baking the crust before filling it isn’t just recommended, it’s what gives the crust it’s final punch of flavor.
How to Make this Almond Flour Graham Cracker Crust
Simple Ingredients list
The ingredients for this gluten free graham cracker crust couldn’t be simpler. Just some of these amazing graham crackers, some almond flour, a bit of coconut sugar and some melted butter. A quick mix and it’ll be ready for the pie plate.
Forming the crust
This recipe makes enough crust for a large pie – so for a 9 inch pie plate, you will not use all the crust. Start with half of it and then add more as needed.
Pro tip: The back of a large spoon works great for patting the crust down – just make sure to form the edges too – you don’t want an extra thick bit of crust in the pie crease.
Bake and let cool completely
After the short 12 minute bake time, the next important step happens… the cooling step. Make sure to cool the crust completely before filling it. If time allows, make the crust a day ahead of time, wrap it well and store it at room temperature. Most important, do not fill a warm crust! It will make for a mushy pie.
This pie crust is so easy to make ahead of time. Make a couple and pat them out into foil pans and stick the baked crusts in the freezer for using any time.
And now for the best almond flour graham cracker crust ever!
Almond Flour Graham Cracker Crust
- 1 ¼ cups gluten free graham cracker crumbs about 8 crackers
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup almond flour 35g
- 5 Tbsp. melted butter
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, coconut sugar and almond flour.
- Add the melted butter and mix well.
- Using the back of a spoon or your hands, press the crust into the base and up the sides of a 9½ - 10" pie plate. You may not use all the crust – just use enough to cover the base and sides of your pan.
- Bake in the oven for 12 min. Cool completely before using.
- Use a large spoon for patting the crust into the pie plate.
- You may not use all of the crust. Save the rest for another pie!
- Let the pie crust cool completely before filling it.
If you enjoyed this recipe, check out these other delicious gluten free recipes:
- Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes
- Buttery Gluten Free Biscuits
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins
- Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones
And here are some helpful guides for gluten free baking:
- Ultimate Guide to Gluten Free Flour Substitutes
- 5 Alternatives to Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum
- How to Make a Gluten Free Flour Mix