If you love raspberries you will love these – they are bursting with a beautiful fresh raspberry flavour! They have a wonderful smooth, creamy and intensely raspberry filling which goes perfectly with the nutty cacao base. These tartlets contain no refined sugar or flour, require no baking, they are a healthy raw sweet treat that is super tasty and easy to prepare.
Sometimes the mere sight of a raspberry can bring on raspberry cravings for me, and these tarts sure know how to satisfy that craving. They taste intensely of raspberries! I feel I could just dive head first into that mixture, but that would be getting a little carried away!
Master H was jumping at the sight of these – what toddler wouldn’t when looking at that gorgeous fun red colour. I think he thought I was making some kind of red playdough concoction but got even more excited when he realised it was food! I thought he may turn his nose up at the tart’s as they are a little tangy with the raspberry flavour (which if you are a raspberry fan you will love! – I do!) but may be more suitable for more acquired taste buds…but no…. he absolutely loved them!
Raspberries not only taste amazing but they are very nutritious! Read on for their health benefits or skip straight to the recipe below.
Love Food Nourish Nutrition Info at a glance:
- Raspberries are a fantastic source of phytonutrients and antioxidants.
- They have excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
- Raspberries are a excellent source of Vitamin C, fibre and manganese.
- They are a good source of vitamin B5, biotin, copper, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, magnesium, potassium and omega 3 fats.
A new area of research is looking at the potential for raspberries to manage obesity. Research is in its early stages but has found that a phytonutrient found in raspberries (rheosmin) can help increase metabolism in our fat cells. It is thought that rheosmin can also help decrease pancreatic lipase (an enzyme released by our pancreas) which may result in less digestion and absorption of fat. How cool would that be?
Raspberries do freeze very well and can be kept in the freezer for up to one year. Recent research has shown that the antioxidant properties of organic raspberries is significantly higher than the non organic raspberries, so it does pay to buy organic where you can 🙂
I hope you enjoy these x
Serves 11 tartet's
Delicious raw raspberry tartlet's with a cacao nut base
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1 cup dried and pitted dates
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 Tbspn coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbspn raw cacao powder
- 1 1/4 cup frozen raspberries + 2 Tbspn for adding on top to decorate
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2.5 Tbspn maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Place dates in a bowl of hot water and cover. Soak for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse then pat dry with a paper towel.
- Place all ingredients for the filling in the food processor and blitz until the mixture comes together and is smooth.
- Remove the base mixture from food processor and lightly press into greased muffin or cupcake moulds. Place in freezer for 10 minutes to set.
- Clean the food processor. Add the raspberries, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla essence to food processor and blitz until the mixture is smooth and creamy looking.
- Remove the moulds with the base from the freezer. Pour in the filling. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to set.
- Remove from fridge and top with raspberries.
- Store tartlets in the fridge, should keep up to 4 days or tartlets can be frozen.