Date and Almond base topped with fresh fruit and whipped coconut cream
This is a great dessert to make if you are crunched for time. It’s quick to make without sacrificing appearance or flavour! These tarts score a 10/10 in both categories! These tarts have minimal sugar added- they are sweet enough with the dates and fruit. I have made them with strawberries and banana but any fruit topping would work!
1 C. raw almonds
pinch of salt
1 1/2 C. dates, pitted
1 tsp. honey or maple syrup (more if desired)
5 ripe strawberries
1 large banana
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Chill can of coconut milk in fridge. Preferably overnight but I find that sticking it in the freezer for an hour or so also works!
Add almonds and salt to food processor and process until finely chopped.
Add dates and honey and process until everything is finely chopped and combined, resembling a crumbly dough.
Use hand to arrange almond date mixture on chosen dishes, pressing together to compact the mixture into desired shape.
Slice fruit and place on top of date tarts.
Top with freshly whipped coconut cream! (for directions on coconut cream, see below)
Directions for whipped coconut cream
Once can is chilled, open it up!
The milk has separated into two parts. It is the thick creamy part on top that you will be whipping. Pour clear portion of can into separate cup to be used for something else…a smoothie perhaps!
Place white coconut cream into bowl with vanilla and whip until fluffy.
Easy as that!
Now sit back and enjoy your decadent dessert! You’ve slaved all day in the kitchen making it…or so everyone who is eating it thinks!
When ever I make these cookies they don’t last long, everyone gobbles them up!
1 C. mashed black beans
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 C. peanut butter
1/3 C. honey
1/2 almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. oats
1/2 C. chocolate chips
1/4 C. coconut
1/4 C. almonds
1/4 C. pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds..or both!
2-3 Tbsp. flax seeds
Note: All ingredients from chocolate chips down can be substituted for anything! Try raisins, dried cranberries, walnuts, etc.
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
Combine black beans, baking soda, cinnamon, peanut butter and honey, Mix until smooth.
Add in almond milk and vanilla and mix.
Add rest of ingredients and mix until combined.
Drop balls of dough onto greased cookie sheet
Bake for 10 mins.
Sit down and enjoy your heavenly baking!
I love these cookies because they are very satisfying for your sweet tooth and they are very nutritious! Protein packed with the beans, nut butter, and nuts and seeds. They are great as a dessert or a sweet little snack.