Thursday, December 29, 2011

Raw Apple Pie w/ Chia Seeds

High dietary fiber alert! High Omega-3 alert! Move over flax seeds, chia seeds are coming in!

  • 2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 7 washed apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scooped out
  • 3/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup hot water
Serves 10-12.

  • Soak chia seeds in hot water for 15 minutes.
  • Process almonds in food processor until a course almond flour is apparent.
  • Add dates and coconut oil, and process with almond flour until the mixture forms dough.
  • Press dough into a pie pan like so:

  • Stir vanilla bean and soaked chia seeds with juice of half the lemon. Spread this chia mix evenly atop your crust and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • After refrigeration, toss sliced apples in a bowl with remaining lemon juice and cinnamon.
  • Assemble flavored sliced apples as the final layer on your crust, and there you have it! You've made your own raw apple pie. You may find that serving this healthy dessert at your NYE party will be a gift for your comrades, and for you as well! Chia on my friends, chia on.


  1. Wow, that looks so delicious! :) Thanks for sharing!

    I need to get my hands on some chia seeds ASAP so I can make this sometime. :)

  2. Thank you :) :) Let me know how it goes!

  3. I love Chia seeds, I use them in my morning shakes! perfect.
    Love your blog and this sure looks yummy! will try it soon.

  4. I am glad to see chia seeds gaining popularity for more than growing "hair" on little ceramics!! Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Funny you say that! Because my white elephant gift over the holidays was a chia pet! LOL. It is still growing at my desk.

  5. This was so delicious! Thanks!!

  6. So incredibly delicious and healthy.