All out of graham crackers, but need a quick pie crust? Try making pie crust from cereal! Truthfully, since you are using honey in the recipe, you can use regular toasted oats cereal, like Cheerios.
When I was a new mom, I always has toasted oats cereal on hand. Little fingers love eating Cheerios! So, I always had this particular cereal on hand.
Fun fact: Honey Nut Cheerios is my favorite cereal, with Multi-Grain Cheerios as a close second.
You can crush the cereal in your food processor, or place in a large storage bag and crush with a rolling pin (or wine bottle — no judgement).
Use Regular Or Honey Nut Cereal
Here’s the cool part: you can use whatever toasted oats cereal you have on hand.
Obviously, if you use the honey nut cereal, the pie crust will be a bit sweeter. But, who ever complained about a sweet pie crust? Use what you have on hand, friend.
Please don’t complicate this recipe. It’s pretty amazing how these 3 ingredients create such a great pie crust.
This pie crust can be used for baked pies, as well. It’s actually mostly made for use with pies that need to go in the oven, even though it is pretty divine with a no-bake dessert recipe.
See the note below to learn what to do with the pie crust if using it for a no-bake recipe.
An Easy Gluten Free Pie Crust
Since Cheerios are gluten free, this makes this an easy gluten free pie crust recipe!
I didn’t realize this until a few gluten free folks that follow me on Instagram pointed it out to me.
They thanked me for essentially giving them a gluten free version of a graham cracker crust.
I’ve been told it can be difficult to find a good gluten free version of this kind of crust, and this one hits the spot!
Pie Crust From Cereal
1/4 cup honey
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
5 cups toasted oats cereal, like Honey Nut Cheerios or regular Cheerios
Crush cereal in a food processor, or place in a storage bag and crush with rolling pin.
Cereal will end up being about 2 cups, once crushed.
In a bowl, stir together the butter and honey.
Pour the crushed cereal and honey mixture into the pie plate and mix until blended.
Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the plate to form a crust.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Note: if using the pie for a no-bake recipe, bake the crust in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.