The Life of Pie

Oh.

My.

Pie.

For breakfast.

Yes.

Go ahead.

Peruse the ingredient list.

Then scroll back up because we’re not done talking.

Don’t get your blackberries in a bunch.

I just wanted to tell you why pie is the most important meal of the day.

1. Oats: Contain selenium which can lower the risk of join inflammation.

2. Flax seed: An excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids.

3. Peanuts: Contain niacin which can help prevent age related cognitive decline.

4. Blackberries: Contain folate which may reduce the risk of mood disorders.

5. Chia seeds: 1 ounce contains 18% daily value of calcium.

Tidbit: All information except those with a link was obtained from The World’s Healthiest Foods by George Mateljan.

Peanut Butter and Blackberry Breakfast Pie

For crust:

3 cups quick cooking oats

2 tablespoons ground flax seed

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup natural applesauce

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons peanut butter

For Filling:

2 (12 oz) packages frozen blackberries, thawed

1/4 cup chia seeds

I SAID SCROLL BACK UP!

For Assembly:

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

To make crust:

Combine oats, ground flax, and salt.

Add applesauce, honey, and peanut butter.

Mix thoroughly.

Press firmly into 9 or 10 inch pie plate.

To make filling:

Combine thawed blackberries and chia seeds.

Note: This has no added sugar. If you prefer a sweeter pie, feel free to add some honey or sugar.

To assemble:

Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter over the crust.

Yeah, there’s chia seeds in my peanut butter. I didn’t wash the tablespoon. You’ll live.

Pour in the blackberry filling.

Top with chopped peanuts.

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Pie will set once cooled.

Don’t serve this for dessert and expect your friends to be impressed.

Serve it for brunch and be prepared to hand out the recipe.

Ah, the life of pie.

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