Monday, 2 January 2017

Raspberry & Coconut Tarts (Vegan)


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating. We had a quiet one at home, which I enjoy more these days. Now it's that time of year when we all start evaluating our lifestyles and making some healthy changes (that may or may not be long lasting!) These tarts are packed full of goodness, easy to make and taste really good, like really good, so good you might not even believe they are healthy if you hadn't made them yourself! They're also vegan friendly, so if you've decided to follow Veganuary they are a great recipe to try out.


To make the base I put 100g blanched almonds, 90g dried dates, 90g wholegrain crackers, 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder and a pinch a salt into a food processor and blitzed it until it resembled fine crumbs.


I melted 55g of coconut oil and added it to the 'crumbs' along with 6 tsp maple syrup and mixed it all together. I lined eight holes of a cupcake pan with cling film, then pressed the mixture into the holes making sure the sides and bottom were of an even thickness. Then I put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.


To make the filling I took two cans of coconut milk out of the fridge and seperated the thick white topping from the coconut water at the bottom. You can reserve the water and use it for smoothies or curries. Then I whisked it up along with 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 4 tbsp maple syrup (I like it quite sweet but you can add less maple syrup if you wish).


I took the tart cases out of the freezer and took them out of the pan and removed the cling film. I filled each one generously with the coconut cream, then placed some fresh raspberries on top, and finally sprinkled some chopped roasted hazlenuts on top.


And the tarts were done! This is the kind of healthy and vegan-friendly food more people need to try as it tastes so decadent and naughty when you eat, but it's actually good for you. Surely the perfect health food?!


The tart base is crunchy and tastes sweet and chocolatey, and the coconut cream melts in the mouth. You can add any fresh berries or fruit to these tarts depending on your preference, and any nuts too.


I'm linking this recipe up to Treat Petite, hosted by Cakeyboi this month (and me on alternate months).


And to Healthy Vegan Fridays hosted by Rock My Vegan Socks.

Recipe adapted from Healthista/Fearne Cotton.


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Raspberry & Coconut Tarts (Vegan) - Makes eight tarts

Ingredients

  • 100g Blanched almonds
  • 90g Dried dates
  • 90g Wholegrain crackers
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 55g Coconut oil
  • 6 tsp + 4 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 x 400ml cans of Coconut milk (that have been in the fridge for several hours)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 24 Raspberries
  • A handful of Chopped roasted hazelnuts
Instructions
To make the base I put the blanched almonds, dried dates, wholegrain crackers, cocoa powder and salt into a food processor and blitzed it until it resembled fine crumbs.I melted the coconut oil and added it to the 'crumbs' along with 6 tsp of the maple syrup and mixed it all together. I lined eight holes of a cupcake pan with cling film, then pressed the mixture into the holes making sure the sides and bottom were of an even thickness. Then I put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.To make the filling I took the cans of coconut milk out of the fridge and seperated the thick white topping from the coconut water at the bottom. You can reserve the water and use it for smoothies or curries. Then I whisked it up along with the vanilla extract and 4 tbsp of the maple syrup (I like it quite sweet but you can add less maple syrup if you wish).I took the tart cases out of the freezer and took them out of the pan and removed the cling film. I filled each one generously with the coconut cream, then placed some fresh raspberries on top, and finally sprinkled some chopped roasted hazlenuts on top.

6 comments:

  1. Oh what gorgeous tarts! The sound so delicious and what a great treat to enjoy after a little overindulging during the holidays ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays, Kat! I look forward to seeing more of your recipes =)
    I'm pinning & sharing. I hope you are having a great week!

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  2. These look so delicious! Love that you made them vegan. I'm always looking for new desserts so I'll have to try these for sure!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

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  3. These sound really delicious! It's good to have something in January that is healthy but makes you think it isn't too!

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  4. That looks really delicious! A great dessert for Veganuary!

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  5. Beautiful Kat! These are perfect for the post-Christmas splurge and sound totally delicious xx

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  6. I'm loving this healthier baking January lark! These look so good Kat #TreatPetite x

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