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What could be a substitute for the coconut that would still make this pie gluten free? http://food52.com/recipes/24716-raw-vegan-pecan-pie

asked by Bevi 10 months ago
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added 10 months ago

With a disclaimer that I've never made this recipe, looking at it, I'm thinking the coconut is for texture and stickiness (to help hold all those nuts together). With that in mind, I wouldn't worry about texture but would increase the dates by the 1/4 cup of coconut you won't be using to make sure the overall crust had adequate stickiness to hold together.

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added 10 months ago

Thanks, SeaJambon. Do you have a recommendation for the crust to replace te coconut oil? Maybe vegetable oil?

P1291120
added 10 months ago

I suspect that any just about any vegetable oil (safflower is always my favorite) would work, since the recipe is asking for "melted".

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added 10 months ago

Thanks for your help, SJ.

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added 10 months ago

There is NO gluten in coconut... Gluten is associated with wheat flours... Google " gluten" and you will understand when you have to be concerned about whether there could possibly be an issue with ingredients

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added 10 months ago

The person for whom I am making this pie does not like coconut - it's a taste preference concerning the coconut.

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added 10 months ago

You might try googling coconut substitutes....