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Flavor Bomb: Wild Blueberry Walnut Pie (Recipe)

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Process 2 cups walnuts, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 tbsp melted coconut oil. Pour into a greased 9” pan, press down the dough, and bake for 15 min. Overlay the baked crust with a mix of 12 oz wild blueberries, 2 tbsp tapioca starch, and 1/4 cup maple syrup, and bake for 40 min. Cool. Refrigerate for 1 hr. Top with a mix of 14 oz chilled coconut cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp maple syrup.

I try not to play favorites, I really do. But it’s just so hard when one stands out from the crowd.

Choose Walnuts For Nutrition

Fiber, protein, and those coveted omega-3s. So delicious and satisfying. In my mind, walnuts are on a mountaintop with a red cape blowing in the wind!

Five years ago when we got married, my husband asked me which nut he should eat everyday in his oatmeal. Can you guess what I told him?

Walnuts! One ounce has 2.5 gm ALA omega-3 fatty acids, 4 gm protein, and 2 gm fiber. It’s a no-brainer.

Walnuts are also incredibly charismatic. All kinds are foods are drawn to this nut — veggies, beans, grains, and fruit all work well with walnuts to make delicious synergy.

Choose Blueberries For Flavor

Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, so it makes total sense to combine them with walnuts for a nutrition and flavor bomb.

I like simple, wholesome recipes that really highlight the natural tastes and flavors of my ingredients.

With summer quickly on its way, I thought a pie made with wild blueberries, a walnut crust, and a coconut whip topping would be perfect. Wouldn’t you agree?

This recipe is great for gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and paleo diets.

Wild Blueberry Walnut Pie With Coconut Cream Topping

Servings: 8

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil

Filling

  • 12 oz frozen wild blueberries, thawed
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Topping

  • 14 oz can coconut cream, chilled in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease an 9″ pie pan.
  • Add walnuts, salt, and coconut oil to a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
  • Scrape into your prepared pie pan and use your fingers to press the dough into an even layer across the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, add blueberries, tapioca starch, and maple syrup. Mix until starch is completely dissolved.
  • Add this mixture to the baked crust and return to the oven for 40 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Allow to cool before chilling in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Add coconut cream, vanilla, and maple syrup to a mixing bowl. Use a hand or stand mixer to whip until smooth.
  • Serve with a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

Notes

If you like a little sweetness in the crust, you can add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup.

Different spices can be added to the filling if you prefer. A dash of cinnamon, cloves, or cardamom would be a nice touch.

Michaela Ballmann

Michaela Ballmann is a Registered Dietitian with both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University. She has clinical experience working at both Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. In addition, she is a Certified LEAP Therapist assisting those with food sensitivities. Michaela is enthusiastic about guilt-free eating, whole person care, and nourishing food. Her main interest is in getting people to love food, their bodies, and themselves.

Michaela Ballmann

Michaela Ballmann is a Registered Dietitian with both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University. She has clinical experience working at both Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. In addition, she is a Certified LEAP Therapist assisting those with food sensitivities. Michaela is enthusiastic about guilt-free eating, whole person care, and nourishing food. Her main interest is in getting people to love food, their bodies, and themselves.