Vegan Fruit Tarts (Gluten Free & Raw)

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VEGAN FRUIT TARTS

(Makes 3 - 4 Tarts)



This is one of my absolute favorite recipes!!!  It's so easy and versatile, yet makes a beautiful presentation for guests.  What I really love is that kids have a blast making these.  You can use any kind of fruit you want for the topping, so let everyone choose.  I like something that's a little tart to contrast with the sweet banana and chia filling.  Just use the same measurements, or make more and use the leftovers for lunch boxes or to snack on during the day. Allow them to choose their "sprinkles", either chia seeds, hemp seeds, or chopped nuts.  Or let them use all of them, why not?  It's all healthy raw foods, and so good for them!  Have fun, and let me know what you put together.  This is the basic recipe, adapt and make it your own.  Enjoy. xoxoxo

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried figs
  • 1/2 cup nuts (almonds or pecans - for more flavorful nuts, toast in a 350 degree oven approximately 5 minutes, or until fragrant)  Be mindful not to over cook!  If you want a totally raw recipe, do not toast the nuts.
  • 1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
(The crust mixture freezes well).

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 1-2 mashed bananas
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds 

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 3/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped kiwi
  • 3/4 cup chopped madarin oranges
  • chia seeds, hemp seeds, chopped nuts for "sprinkles"

How to prepare the tarts

TO MAKE THE CRUST:

  1. Put all the ingredients in your food processor and pulse until everything is in small pieces that stick together and pulls away from the sides of the processor.  Press into your tart dishes.

TO MAKE THE FILLING:

  1. Mash the chia seeds into the bananas with a fork.

    TO ASSEMBLE:

  1. Spread the banana chia mix into the crusts and then top with your fruit.


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