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Vegan Coconut Milktart

Vegan coconut Milktart

Vegan coconut Milktart is the real deal, I assure you. Can you make this beloved dessert healthy? Yes indeed. It’s a traditional dessert that resembles something close to a custard flan. In my house, I try to healthify a few recipes, even though I do love the old favorites just the way they are. I love coconut milk and have a few cans lined in my cupboard to whip up something when the time calls for it.

Vegan coconut Milktart is the real deal, I assure you. Can you make this beloved dessert healthy? Yes indeed. It’s a traditional dessert that resembles something close to a custard flan. In my house, I try to healthify a few recipes, even though I do love the old favorites just the way they are. I love coconut milk and have a few cans lined in my cupboard to whip up something when the time calls for it.

Milktart is a very traditional dessert that is loved and adored by all in South Africa. Usually, it has a crumbly cookielike base filled with this delicious custard filling and then drizzled with cinnamon on top. Best enjoyed late afternoons with a cup of tea. there are certainly a few versions that are quite popular, like caramel milk tart, filo base military and even mini milk tarts. All versions, especially mine, lol, is quite delicious!

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Now that winter time is just around the corner, I am tasting all the notes of winter coming into season once again. Cinnamon is a beloved spice that I add to most of my breakfasts, curries, and smoothies. Figs are not traditionally used with Milktart but, they were just so esthetically pretty, I thought why not. This recipe is indeed not traditional.

This recipe is super easy for those who are pressed for time and need a healthy snack on hand. Even my son of seven months loves a few bites! (Even though at this stage he is eating quite anything.) I swear I can’t keep up at this stage. I have to make a new batch of puree’s every week, but again I can’t complain because he is such a healthy and happy baby that brings such joy to my life. Somedays it’s overwhelming, but none the less such a blessing!

So Milktart anyone?

Recipe

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Serves

6-8 people

Vegan Coconut Milktart

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Ingredients 

Base

  • Two cups of shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2/3 cup soaked cashews or roasted almonds
  • 1/3 cups of maple syrup or coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cups of coconut oil
  • pinch of salt

Filling

  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Maiziena/cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh figs (optional)

Method

Base

  1. Place the shredded coconut, nuts, and oats in a blender or food processor and then blend till smooth texture.
  2. Mix together the melted coconut oil and maple syrup and add this to the base mixture.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and press this base flat onto a parchment paper lined cake tray (about the size of a small to medium sized cake tin)
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius until brown.

Filling

  1. Mix together the coconut milk and almond milk and heat up in the microwave for about 15-20 minutes until it reaches boiling point.
  2. Whilst the milk is heating, mix the cornstarch, a bit of almond milk, vanilla, coconut oil and the maple syrup together until it forms a paste.
  3. Remove the milk from the microwave and then add this paste mixture little by little while whisking.
  4. Then add the vanilla essence and a pinch of salt before placing it back in the microwave.
  5. Microwave again at 100% power for about another 15-20 minutes, stirring every five minutes until the mixture starts to thicken.
  6. Once it has thickened, pour onto the cooled base and then place in the fridge until it sets.
  7. Remove before cooling and then sprinkle over some cinnamon.
  8. Serve with fresh figs or any other seasonal fruits.
  9. Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.

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Notes:

  • This recipe can be modified by the seasonal fruit that you can serve with it.
  • Fresh berries, whipped coconut cream, and roasted coconut would work very well too.

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