These vegan and GF strawberry kiwi fruit tarts are the perfect late spring treat, light, refreshing, and even better…easy to make.
These strawberry, blueberry, and kiwi fruit tarts are simply all of that- all- in- all a perfect treat.
For variation or for pure preference, you could try any fruit/berry combination. But, do try this particular combination of fruit and berries. They will not only infuse your senses with pure scrumptiousness, but also heal your body by nourishing it with critical health benefits as well.
Who doesn’t love the sweet tartness of a fresh, juicy, and perfectly ripened strawberry? Not only are they delicious but they help heal you on the inside and out. Regular consumption will help strengthen your hair and skin. The flavonoids found in them will help to reduce the risk of a possible heart attack. The potassium found in strawberries helps to maintain a healthy heart and also reduce your risk of a stroke. They also contain anti-oxidants that work against free radicals, reducing the risk of tumor formation.
Crisp cool blueberries are full of antioxidants. They offer cardiovascular benefits by helping to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and also protect the linings of our cells.
Blueberry intake supports healthy blood pressure. In recent studies blueberries show promise in helping slow down the aging process, especially in regards to memory.
Blueberries also provide fiber and are helpful in blood sugar regulation.
They also help to protect our eyes from degeneration.
Including the lusciously light kiwi fruit in your diet decreases the risk of obesity and lowers overall mortality risk. The potassium in them helps to maintain heart health. Kiwi fruits also help to regulate sleep patterns. The anti-oxidants help to protect our skin, nullifying some of the damage done to it from environmental toxins on a daily basis. They also help maintain bone strength. Some powerful benefits, who would have thought?? By eating one (or a few) fruit tarts you could be benefiting your body in some critical ways.
Follow along as I describe to you the few steps involved in creating some delicious and nutritious strawberry, blueberry, and kiwi fruit tarts.
Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Bluberry Kiwi Fruit Tarts
- 1 1/2 cups Rice Flour (Uncle Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1 can Coconut Milk
- 1/2 cup and 2 teaspoons for greasing the muffin pan Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
- 1/2 cup Dark Molasses
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- a pinch Salt
- 3-4 Fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 Fresh kiwi, sliced
- 1/4 cup Fresh blueberries
1.) Refrigerate a can of full fat coconut milk for at least two hours, preferably overnight. The cooled milk produces a thicker cream when mixed.
2.) Pre heat oven to 350F
3.) grab your rice flour. I’ve tried other gluten-free brands. I’m quite sure there are some amazing ones out there. I like this brand because it is a consistent, well-blended, and produces a good result.
4.) Combine the flour, baking powder, vanilla, salt, molasses, and coconut oil in a large bowl. Blend with a mixer about three to four minutes.
5.) Grease muffin pan with additional coconut oil, then fill the edges of the individual muffin cups with batter
6.) Bake for about ten to twelve minutes
*Benefits of using molasses- By using this unrefined sugar you eliminate the risk refined cane sugars carry- being processed with bone char.
Make the Filling
7.) Turn the can of coconut milk upside down and open. Drain out all the liquid. Remove the coconut section and place it into a in a large bowl, add the coconut sugar. Mix on high speed 4 to five minutes.
8.) Remove the shells from the oven 10 – 12 minutes
9.) Let the shell cool. At least 10 to fifteen minutes.
If the tarts are too full after baking, simply spoon out the center so that you have plenty of space for the filling.
10.) When cool to the touch, add filling.
11.) Slice strawberries, kiwi fruit, and grab the blueberries, add to the top of the tarts.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy 🙂