Overhead view of gluten free Cheerios crumb crust with pecans, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon pressed into a glass pie plate.

Gluten Free Cheerios Crumb Crust

Here’s an easy gluten-free alternative to a graham cracker crust.

  • Prep Time
    10 Minutes
  • Total Time
    50 Minutes
  • Servings


  • 2 1/2 cups Gluten Free Honey Nut Cheerios™ cereal
  • 3 tablespoons sugar or firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  1. Step 1Heat oven to 350°F. Using food processor, finely crush cereal.
  2. Step 2In medium bowl, mix crushed cereal and sugar with fork. Stir in melted butter until well mixed. Press in bottom and up side of ungreased 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Step 3Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. This crust performs best with a creamy no-bake type filling.


  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • No food processor? Place cereal in food storage plastic bag; crush finely with rolling pin or meat mallet. Use 2 1/2 cups cereal to make 1 cup of crumbs. Be sure the crumbs are finely crushed; large particles make it difficult to press mixture into pie plate.
  • The butter can be replaced with 1/4 cup vegan vegetable oil spread stick, melted.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 130, Calories from Fat: 70, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Potassium: 50 mg, Sodium: 125 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 14 g, Total Fat: 8 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Protein: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Sugars: 8 g, Fats & Oils: 2 tsp