Desserts and cookies

Healthy vegan chocolate tartelettes

By on August 21, 2017

Do you have a sweet tooth and need your sugar fix after lunch? I got you covered! I have some sweetness and chocolate for you. Also, if you are vegetarian, vegan, it’s a keeper. Otherwise, it’s a keeper anyway! I know, I rock.
I’m talking tartelettes tasting like heaven and not staying on your hips!



It’s small, grab one!

In fact, this tartelettes will satisfy your craving and not give you bad conscience. Come on, admit it, don’t you feel bad after eating a bad chocolate bar just because? You can tell me, it’s me! Because, I do. After lunch, I generally look for that little something sweet that will mark the end of the meal. A nice expresso don’t always work, sometimes it calls for nice piece of chocolate to go with it.

Since we only live once and I own my curves, I indulge! However, I will try to make smart choices and Ta-da, now you have my healthy vegan chocolate tartelettes.

I used the lids of my mason jars as mold and it makes the perfect size for a treat! I got this idea from Dessert for 2, Christina is always so creative.

There is no sugar added and yet it is sweet. The figs and raisins are doing all the job. The combination of the nutty taste of the walnut and the chocolate will make ask for more!

Hidden fruit alert!

Now, there is a mashed banana in the chocolate. I love it! You can taste a little hint of its flavor. I got guinea pigs that did the test tasting of the tartelettes and one of them would have rather not feel the banana taste. So if you want when you melt the chocolate, instead of the banana, you can pour a dollop of milk to help it melt (2 or 3 tablespoons, not more) but then it’s not vegan anymore. But it’s an alternative.

Don’t trow out to the garbage this ugly-looking banana! Make me some tartelettes and a nice smoothie to go with it. Why not?

Bonus: Kids liked it too!

Healthy vegan chocolate tartelettes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 tartelettes

Serving Size: Mason jar lids

Ingredients

  • - 3/4 cup of dried figs
  • - 3/4 cup of walnuts
  • - 1/2 of raisins
  • - 1 very ripe banana
  • - 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. - Preheat the oven at 350F
  2. - In a food processor, put the figs, walnuts and raisins and pulse until there are no walnut chunks anymore and all the ingredients are starting to stick together.
  3. - Prepare your lids, place some aluminium foil at the bottom, to prevent from sticking.
  4. - Spread the ingredients previously mixed in the lids, pressing with your fingers to make your 'crust' evenly spread.
  5. - Place in the oven and bake for 7 min.
  6. - In the meantime, mash the banana. To avoid in lump, put it through a small strainer.
  7. - In a pan, melt the chocolate with your banana puree.
  8. - Once your lids are out of the oven, pour your melted preparation in the mini tartelettes until filled.
  9. - Allow to cool down and place in the fridge for 2 hours.

Notes

Keep refrigerated in a air-tight container up to a week.

http://bonappeteat.ca/2017/08/21/healthy-vegan-chocolate-tartelettes/

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A tart recipe: my Mum’s one!

By on April 10, 2014

Do you have recipes that are special to you and your family?  There is the Linzer Torte that I would do every summer when I used to live in France.  I would pick up the figs in the tree in the morning and bake this tart in the afternoon.  Rarely there would be any leftover.

Since then, when I do this recipe… While it is baking in the oven, I can close my eye and travel back home.

I have another one! An almond-banana tart that my mum does.  It is a perfect for any season of the year so while I am waiting for the fruit to be ready to be picked up in the tree, I want to share this recipe with you.

Almond banana tart

Almond-banana tart

Ingredients

  • - For the crust, go here and add 25g of sugar to it.
  • - 3 bananas
  • - 3 medium-sized eggs
  • - 100g of almond powder
  • - 100g of sugar

Instructions

  1. - Make crust by following those instructions and add the sugar just after the butter and flour so you mix everything together.
  2. - Spread your crust in your dish of your choice.
  3. - In a plate, put the 3 peeled bananas and mashed them.  Spread them on the crust.
  4. - Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the eggs, sugar and almond powder and then pour it on top of the bananas.
  5. - Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 385F.
http://bonappeteat.ca/2014/04/10/tart-recipe-mums-one/

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Banana-Almond tart

What is your recipe that your love cooking and it is from your Mom? I am sure you have one.

 

 

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Breakfast for dessert: Healthier banana pancakes

By on March 27, 2014

As you may know, I grew up in France and there are a few things here that gets me exited like a little girl! Like breakfast for dinner.  I did not grew up with this.  Well, not the sam at least.  We did used to do ”Crêpes for dinner”.

Anyhow, the part I am totally crazy about pancakes! Those fluffy buttery guys!  Yummy!
The other night, I had some bananas looking quite unhappy and a pancake craving.  Dinner was already cooking…  Oh well, let’s do breakfast for dessert!  So were born so nice, healthier, fluffy banana pancakes!  Needless to tell you that there were no leftover.

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Healthier banana pancakes

Yield: 12 small pancakes

Ingredients

  • - 2 bananas
  • - 2 eggs
  • - 1/4 of cup of flour
  • - 1/8 of sugar

Instructions

  1. Preparation:
  2. - Mashed the bananas until smooth.  Add the eggs, beaten. Stir well.
  3. - Add the flour, stir energetically and finally, add the sugar.
  4. - In a hot pan, with a little bit of butter to grease it, cook the pancake one by one (I used my 1/8 spoon to measure.  I choose to add a few chocolate chips or sprinkle with toffee crumbs in the process.
http://bonappeteat.ca/2014/03/27/breakfast-for-dessert-healthier-banana-pancakes/

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It was a success!  That lasted 3 minutes, the time to eat them! ahah.

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Green smoothie Vs Winter and stomach flu!

By on March 7, 2014

And it is a tight!  Mhh actually maybe Winter and stomach flu probably won… I am just back on my feet after 4 days totally knocked off by a stomach flu. El Cubano too.  It was worst even. Picture this: the parents feeling sick on the sofa and a 18 months and a 3-year-old putting the living room upside down!  Thankfully, I have wonderful in-laws that saved our lives! To make this short and sweet, I just wanted to tell you all, let’s kick Winter out and for that you will need a boost of vitamins! Green Smoothie

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