Chef Ramses Bravo, author of Bravo! Health Promoting Meals from the TrueNorth Health Kitchen, specializes in healthy vegan -- and gourmet -- meals that are salt-, oil-, and sugar-free. Check out his vegan nutty dough recipe.
Chef Ramses Bravo, author of Bravo! Health Promoting Meals from the TrueNorth Health Kitchen, specializes in healthy vegan -- and gourmet -- meals that are salt-, oil-, and sugar-free. He proves that even if you are on a diet, you can truly have your pie and eat it, too, with his signature nutty dough recipe.
This Nutty Dough recipe, from Bravo!, bakes into a crunchy, flaky crust that can be used as the bottom of pies or tarts as well as top crusts for fruit crisps and crumbles.
Yields 4 cups
3 cups oat flour
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut
1/2 cup ground pecans
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons almond butter
Put the oat flour, almonds, coconut, pecans, and baking powder in a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Put the pineapple juice, applesauce, and almond butter in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.
Pour the pineapple juice mixture into the oat flour mixture.
Stir with a wooden spoon for 1 minute to form the dough.
Chef Ramses' Note: The dough will be very soft at first. The flour will absorb the moisture as you work with it. Ideally, this dough should be used right after it’s made. If allowed to sit too long, it becomes stiff and difficult to work with.