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Vegan Pie Recipe: Mini Berry Tarts

Vegan Pie Recipe: Mini Berry Tarts

Perfect for a picnic, a lunchbox or as a delicious vegan dessert, these mini vegan berry tarts are easy to make and packed with plant-based goodness. Somewhere between a vegan cheesecake and a vegan tart, these mini vegan pies are a gorgeous, creamy sweet treat.

 

This tasty vegan pie recipe is not only plant-based, but also 100% organic, thanks to ingredients including fresh fruit, coconut milk, maple syrup, our Garden of Life Raw Organic Vanilla Protein Powder and our Garden of Life Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

 

 

How to Use Garden of Life Vegan Protein in Baking Recipes

 

Our Raw Organic Protein Powder is great for adding to shakes, smoothies and baking recipes to provide a vegan protein boost.

 

Made from 22 raw, organic sprouts, this protein powder provides an excellent source of complete protein, as well as fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. It can help to build muscle, as protein contributes to a growth in muscle mass, while vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function.

 

Add a scoop of one of our vegan protein powders to your baking to add extra protein and nutrition to your favourite bakes, as well as a hint of flavour. Choose from Vanilla, Chocolate, Vanilla Chai and even Unflavoured options.

 

 

Garden of Life Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

 

Coconut oil is another key ingredient in these mini vegan pies, and it’s an incredibly versatile vegan baking ingredient.

 

fresh coconut and coconut oil

 

Our Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil features one of the most versatile dietary oils in the world in its raw form. Unlike refined coconut oils, our raw extra virgin coconut oil is not hydrogenated, bleached, refined or deodorised. Instead, it’s produced using the same methods farmers have used for centuries.

 

Flesh from organically grown coconuts is shredded and cold-pressed to create coconut milk, before it is filtered and separated to extract the highest quality oil.

 

Extra virgin coconut oil is a healthy, naturally saturated fat free from trans-fatty acids, and it’s great for using in everything from smoothies to vegan baking recipes.

 

How to Make Mini Vegan Pies with Fresh Berries

 

Recipe makes 4 vegan tarts.

 

mini berry vegan pie

 

Ingredients:

 

Crust ingredients:

 

  • 140g cashew nuts
  • 3 tbsp Garden of Life Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Organic Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt

 

Filling ingredients:

 

  • 140g cashews, soaked in water for 20 minutes, then rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp Garden of Life Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 60ml maple syrup
  • 235ml full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

 

Topping ingredients:

 

  • 10 pitted dates and 3 prunes, soaked in 235ml of water for 1 hour
  • 125g fresh raspberries
  • 125g fresh blueberries
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Method:

 

  • Start by making the pie crust by placing the protein powder, cashews and sea salt in a food processor and blend for around 30 seconds or until combined.
  • Add the extra virgin coconut oil and maple syrup to the mixture and process again until the mixture is stuck together.
  • Divide into 4 mini tart tins or into 4 holes of a muffin tin, press down with your fingers and leave to one side.
  • Next, make the filling by placing all the ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth. Divide into 4 and place an equal amount onto each pie crust.
  • Then, make the topping by blending together the soaked dates and prunes in their water until you have a paste. Mix this with the fresh berries and place a small amount on top of each filling.
  • Finish the tarts by grating a little lemon zest over each one.

More Vegan Baking Inspiration from Garden of Life

 

If you’re looking for more vegan baking inspiration, check out these ideas:

 

 

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2021-01-20 10:18:16By Garden of Life



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