There are so many delicious and healthy pie crust alternatives around these days, that there’s no need to deny yourself. Whether you’re avoiding gluten, watching the calories, or just wanting to make healthier choices, there are plenty of tasty options out there.
So I’ve gathered together some of my favourites and then we can all eat pies, tarts and crackers as often as we like!
This cauliflower pizza crust is so tasty, and a great way to get lots of extra veggie goodness into your diet. The recipe above is specifically for pizza base, but it could easily be used as a base for a quiche or vegetable tart.
I love the simplicity of these buckwheat crackers from Nirvana Cakery! They’re a really handy addition to your larder, quick to make and even quicker to nibble!
This quiche from Ottolenghi uses Aubergine for the base. The combination of ingredients blend together perfectly and it’s just as good cold the next day.
This sweet potato crust from Recipe Runner looks delicious and sweet potato is not only super healthy, it’s satisfying too.
These vegetable flat breads from Green Kitchen Stories are so colourful and appetising, and versatile too! Great for picnics and packed lunches, they keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container, and they freeze well.
Walnuts are a superfood and a fantastic source of anti-inflammatory omega-3’s but they are also packed with antioxidants too. This healthy walnut pie crust recipe works well with either a sweet or savoury filling, and comes straight from the Diamond nut producers of California.
Homemade puff pastry is never easy to do well, but over at Tartelette there’s an excellent gluten free recipe which has been carefully tested to make sure it doesn’t disappoint. Visit the post for the recipe and instructions.
Oats are a fantastic choice for the base to these gorgeous little mini cheese cakes from beautybites, and the switch to cottage cheese rather than cream cheese make these a healthy little snack for any time of day.
This raw strawberry shortcake recipe from the Rawtarian has to be the healthiest choice of all. The shortcake crust uses just three ingredients – cashews, coconut and dates and requires no baking. This base would work well for any cheesecake or fruit tart.