Pi or Pie? Yes, please!

Pi or Pie? Yes, please!

I’ve never been a math person, but have always been a food person. So it makes sense that on a math holiday such as Pi Day, I joined the pie making parade and came up with a baked apple and pear pie with an oatmeal crust. If math can get more people to eat pie, then sign me up!

I’m currently cutting back on sugar and fat, so this recipe is super healthy, low fat and little sugar, just a drizzle of agave nectar and the natural sugars from the fruit.

Ingredients:
2 cups of water
1 cup of oats (gluten free)
2-3 Tablespoons of gluten free flour
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
Few splashes of ice cold water
1 apple
1 pear
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Drizzle of agave nectar

Method:
Preheat the oven to 40o F and pre grease a pie pan with a tad of coconut oil
Cook the oats according to the package
Cool for 5-10 minutes
Combine the flour, coconut oil and water and mix well with your hands and form a ball
Add more flour and water as needed until a dough like ball is formed
Drizzle the dough with the agave and mix well
Transfer the dough onto the pie pan
Spread the dough until a thin layer is formed
Bake for 15 minutes

While baking, slice the apple and pear into thin slices and sauté the apples in water
Add a dash of cinnamon and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes
Turn off the heat and add the pears, stir well
Add the pears and apples to the pic crust, alternating one pear to one apple
Bake for another 5-10 minutes until the crust is golden brown
Serve with a sprinkle of maple syrup or agave or just as is. So healthy, it can double as breakfast!

Pie for breakfast? Yes, please!

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