Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coconut Oil Whole Wheat Crust and a Giveaway!

This weekend I did something pretty crazy.  I made mini tarts for absolutely no reason.

Well, I sort of had a reason.  I really wanted to use coconut oil to make pie crust, and then I was also craving dessert.

I used Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  This stuff is fantastic and if you've never cooked or baked with coconut oil you need to change that.  It is great as a butter substitute and it is way better for you than all that butter! I used it to make a great crust for tarts! If you want to make a pie, you can double this recipe to get enough dough for 1 9 inch pie crust.

I made this super yummy, flaky pie crust and it was perfect!!!

Coconut Oil Whole Wheat Crust
(makes enough for 4 mini tarts)



Ingredients:
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp white whole wheat flour
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of cinnamon
1/4 cup cold coconut oil (it should be solid)
up to 2 tbsp cold water

Directions:
1. Place the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
2. Add in the coconut oil and pulse until mixture resembles wet sand.
3.  Slowly add in water, 1/2 tbsp at a time, until mixture forms into a ball.
4. Roll the dough into a rounded disk and wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least an hour.
5.  Now, either use to make a pre-baked mini tart or pie.  For a pre-baked tart, divide dough into 4 and press into your mini tart pans. You may need to add a little water if the dough breaks apart.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, let cool and fill with your tart filling!

Enjoy :)


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