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No Bake Pineapple & Coconut Slice – Gluten Free, Paleo & Vegan

This refreshing but oh so moreish gluten free and Paleo pineapple and coconut slice is full of delightful tropical flavour with a hint of zesty lime. Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.

 

This post was first published in February 2017, it has been updated to improve user experience but the recipe remains the same.

Pineapple and coconut are two of my favourite flavour combinations, this pineapple and coconut slice is perfect for a sunny afternoon treat or slice into bite sized pieces for a lunchbox treat.

It is full of creamy tropical goodness without any refined baddies!

The protein and healthy fat content from the nuts and the desiccated coconut ensures that this slice not only tastes good, but you won’t need to be reaching for another one (unless you are my slice loving toddler) as it is pretty darn filling!

Close up of pineapple and coconut slice on a plate

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After making a fruit platter for a child’s birthday party, I had half a pineapple left so decided to experiment by putting it in this slice.

I was initially thinking of making a lemon slice but not liking to waste food I decided to use the remainder of my pineapple and was pretty pleased with the results!

It appears my toddler was rather chuffed with my slice too…..  I froze half of the remaining slice so as not to waste it,  meanwhile he managed to break the child lock to the freezer by trying to force the freezer door open to get another piece while yelling “cake, cake!” 

I should feel flattered I guess?  Hmmm…..He does like his food!

Pineapple and coconut Slice with Jug in background and fork

How to make Pineapple and Coconut Slice

  1. Blend the ingredients for the base in the food processor, blitz until all ingredients are combined and they reach a smooth dough like consistency. Place the base mixture into a lined baking loaf tin or a silicone loaf tin and press the mixture down evenly with your fingers. Once done put this layer in the freezer while you make the rest of the slice.
  2. Wipe the food processor quickly clean with a paper towel then add in the ingredients for the pineapple and coconut topping. Blitz the mixture it until is smooth.
  3. Remove the loaf tin with the base in it from the freezer and place the coconut and pineapple layer on top, press it down evenly, you may need to smooth it down with the back of a spoon.
  4. Freeze the entire slice for 3 hours to set.
  5. Remove slice from freezer and sprinkle desiccated coconut over the top.
  6. Allow the slice to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before slicing with a sharp knife.
  7. Store the the slice in an airtight container in fridge for up to 4 days, it can also be frozen and taken out as required.

Additional Notes and Tips for making Pineapple and Coconut Slice

  • To soften the cashews you have two options: Either soak in cold water for 2 hours, or in boiling/very hot water for 10 minutes. Then rinse, drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Soak the dates in warm water for 10 minutes, rinse, drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • I used fresh pineapple but unsweetened canned pineapple can also be used.

Did you know?

  • Pineapples contain an enzyme called Bromelain which has been shown to break down inflammatory deposits in the body making it beneficial for arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. Bromelain can also help break down protein into smaller deposits, making pineapple a good digestive aid (source).
  • Pineapples are a good source of vitamin C, beta carotene, manganese, copper, vitamins B1, B6, B5 and folate (source).

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Hope

Pineapple and Coconut Slice Pinterest Image

 

No Bake Pineapple and Coconut Slice

No Bake Pineapple and Coconut Slice

Yield: Serves 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

A delicious creamy slice with the tropical flavours of pineapple, coconut and lime. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Vegan.

Ingredients

Base

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup dried dates, quick soaked*
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla essence

Top Layer

  • 1 cup pineapple, roughly chopped*
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked*
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 2 Tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp desiccated coconut to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients for the base in the food processor, blitz until all ingredients are combined and they reach a smooth dough like consistency. Place the base mixture in a lined baking loaf tin or silicone loaf tin and press down evenly, put in the freezer.
  2. Wipe the food processor quickly clean with a paper towel then add in the ingredients for the topping. Blitz until smooth.
  3. Remove the loaf tin from freezer and place the next layer on top and press down evenly, you may need to smooth it down with the back of a spoon.
  4. Freeze for 3 hours to set.
  5. Remove slice from freezer and sprinkle desiccated coconut over the top.
  6. Allow the slice to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before slicing with a sharp knife.
  7. Store in an airtight container in fridge for up to 4 days, can also be frozen and taken out as required.

Notes

*To soften the cashews you have two options: Either soak in cold water for 2 hours, or in boiling/very hot water for 10 minutes. Then rinse, drain and pat dry with a paper towel.

*Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes, rinse, drain and pat dry with a paper towel.

*I used fresh pineapple but unsweetened canned pineapple can also be used.

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 261 Total Fat 19g Saturated Fat 7g Sodium 7mg Carbohydrates 22g Sugar 12g Protein 5g
This nutritional information is an estimate only and is provided as a courtesy to readers. It was auto-generated based on serving size, number of servings, and typical information for the ingredients listed in the recipe card. Please feel free to use your preferred nutrition calculator. Please consult your doctor about any specific dietary requirements.
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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly
    June 19, 2019 at 7:49 am This is so cool! And this also looks like the best slice I could ever eat. Yum!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:54 pm Thanks Kelly, I hope you enjoy it! :)
  • Reply
    Tessa Simpson
    June 20, 2019 at 1:00 am Serious yum!! To only sweeten with pineapple, and adding the hint of lime...such a delicious combo!!! Thanks!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:54 pm Thanks Tessa :)
  • Reply
    Joni Gomes
    June 20, 2019 at 2:54 am The coconut and walnut combo is amazing!! Love the look of this slice as well!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:54 pm Thanks Joni! Yes they go so well together :)
  • Reply
    paleoglutenfreeguy
    June 20, 2019 at 7:09 am I love coconut and pineapple together so I love seeing them in such a simple treat! Can't wait to try this!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:53 pm Thanks! It is really is nice and easy to make!
  • Reply
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    June 20, 2019 at 6:29 pm I love cashew-based treats! This looks so tasty and I love how healthy it is.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:53 pm Thanks Erin!
  • Reply
    Kari - Get Inspired Everyday!
    June 21, 2019 at 6:08 am This looks incredible, I just love no bake desserts and your pineapple/coconut combo looks particularly refreshing for summer!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm Thanks Kari, I'm a big fan of no bake desserts too!
  • Reply
    STACEY CRAWFORD
    June 24, 2019 at 4:44 am Oh wow, this looks like a pina colada cream pie & I love that it is no bake!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:39 pm Thanks Stacey :)
  • Reply
    Yang
    June 25, 2019 at 3:39 am This recipe is so creative! I love both coconut and pineapple, and I can imagine how yummy they will taste together! Best of all, no baking involved? You are a genius.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:38 pm Thanks so much Yang!
  • Reply
    Anne Lawton
    June 25, 2019 at 7:00 am Yum this looks so good, just perfect for a summer treat!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm Thanks Anne, it is! :)
  • Reply
    ChihYu
    October 31, 2019 at 11:49 am So much to love! The delicious apricot & coconut and the no-bake!!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      November 11, 2019 at 11:37 am Thank you :)

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