Keto Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
Some people really love coconut cream pie. Like, looooove it. If you’re one of them, you may be frustrated that it isn’t Keto. Not even a little.
Stop getting upset at your dietary restrictions and start making this Keto coconut cream pie recipe. It’s got a little something that’s super handy for Keto and good for you too!
Let’s Talk Flaxseed
Flaxseed is a generous provider of omega-3 fatty acids. That would be the good kind that most people don’t get enough of.
Flax also gets you a healthy dose of fiber. Although flaxseed has been credited with some positive health benefits, that’s not the only reason for including it in this Keto pie.
To make a pie crust that’s Keto, you need to get creative with the ingredients. Pie crust is normally a flour-filled food. Delicious, yes, but decidedly non-Keto.
Flax meal helps make a satisfying crust without the carbs or dairy. It adds fat and replaces the butter that would normally be used for pie crust.
Instead of white flour, I used a combination of almond flour and coconut flour. Almond flour is dense and also adds fat to the crust. Coconut flour is more light and airy.
Together they form the most perfect Keto crust.
Flaxseed or Flax Meal?
Flax can create confusion at the grocery store. It goes by many names.
Ground flaxseed is also referred to as flax meal, or even ground flaxseed meal. Basically, you just don’t want whole flaxseeds unless you’re signing up to grind them yourself.
Whether you buy ground flaxseed or flax meal or ground flaxseed meal, you’ll do well by this pie.
Like people, some foods can be a little high maintenance. Flaxseed has a tendency to get rancid, so it’s best kept in the freezer.
If you grind your own flax, be sure to keep your leftovers tightly sealed in the freezer as well.
That’s where whole flaxseed has a bit of an advantage. The seeds can be kept at room temperature for up to a year as long as they’re whole.
Once ground, the cold, dark place rule applies.
How will you know if flaxseed is rancid? It stinks. If it hits your snout, throw it out.
More Dessert Please
Don’t let this Keto coconut cream pie recipe be your one and only taste of bliss.
There are many, many dessert options available that fit perfectly in your Keto diet. Check out this digital oasis of Keto dessert recipes. You’ll find everything from fat bombs to blondies. Yum!
Coconut cream and coconut milk give this delicious pie the right amount of coconut.
For the base
For the filling
To make the base:
- Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C).
- Mix together all the base ingredients to form a dough. Press the dough into a greased pie pan.
- Bake for 10-12 min until slightly browned. Remove and allow to cool.
To make the filling:
- Dissolve the gelatin in the hot water and set aside to keep warm while you prepare the rest of the filling.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut cream, coconut milk, and sweetener until free from lumps.
- Add the gelatin mixture then stir well to combine. Immediately pour the filling into the cooled pie pan. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g
- Calories: 186
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 16 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 4 g