Unbaked Banana Chocolate Tart

Banana Chocolate Tart Last month I heard a lot about the raw food diet. So I started to do some research and tried to figure out what the fuss was all about? To sum it up, if you go...

Banana Chocolate Tart
Banana Chocolate Tart

Last month I heard a lot about the raw food diet. So I started to do some research and tried to figure out what the fuss was all about? To sum it up, if you go on a raw food diet your oven and stove will thank you. There is absolutely no cooking involved as you'll eat mostly raw vegetables, fruits, grains and everything else that isn't cooked. One of the major benefits is that you'll be working with all natural ingredients. Even though I personally wouldn't fully commit to a raw diet, the diet itself has its pros and cons. While researching different options and recipes I came across this banana chocolate tart recipe and felt I just had to try it. It looked amazing and the recipe is quite simple, quick and uses all natural ingredients. Even though I am not a big fan of dates the result was absolutely delicious, light and very refreshing. I can tell you that this recipe is definitely gonna stay in and has made its way into my cookbook.

Unbaked Banana Chocolate Tart

Ingredients: 

Crust:

  • 300 g dried dates (Tip: you can also use dried apricots)
  • 22 tablespoon shredded coconut

Filling: 

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 10 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 7 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 bananas
  • 10 tablespoons of honey or agave syrup
  • fruits

Directions:

  1. Place dates in a blender and blend until they turn into a paste. Add coconut and mix well together. You can do this in a blender or with your hands.
  2. Grease a tart pan with a coconut oil. Put the mixture into a tart pan and press with your fingers to fill the form and create a crust. Make sure the sides are at least 0.5 cm high. Move to the fridge.

    Crust
    Crust

  3. Now let's make the filling. Blend by hand or with a mixer the avocado with coconut oil, banana, cocoa and sweeten with honey or agave syrup. You can use more or less of the suggested amount based on your preference. I suggest you simply keep tasting the filling as you are adding the honey. From experience I can say that you will need at least 5 tablespoons, after that its up to you.

    Make the filling
    Make the filling

  4. Pour the filling into the crust and decorate with fruits or berries. Put into the fridge and let sit for at least a couple of hours.
  5. Slice and you can serve it with whipped cream but I personally like to have it without any additions. Well maybe just a cup of coffee or tea.

Bon Apetit!

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