Apple Pie with Oatmeal Crust

This recipe is so simple to make that even a non-baker like me can do it...you don't even have to deal with dough. It’s lower in calories too! It has 195 calories a slice, a traditional apple pie that has 411 calories a slice. This recipe comes from the cookbook Best Life Recipes from World Class Chefs.

2 cups oatmeal (certified gluten free)
1/4 cup vegan margarine (no palm oil...please)
2 Tbsp water

5 apples, cored and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp brown or white rice flour


Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Combine the oatmeal, margarine and water in a food processor for 1 minute. If you don’t have a food processor then put your oatmeal in one cup at time into a small chopper and finely grind. Add to a bowl with margarine and water and mix well with your hands. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and press oatmeal mixture into only the bottom of pie plate (don't try to do the sides). Bake crust for 10 minutes.

Mix together the apples, sugar, cinnamon and flour in a large bowl. Place apple mixture into pie plate and covered with aluminum foil: bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve with a scoop of vegan ice cream on top. (calorie count is without the scoop of ice cream)