I was diagnosed with Candida and leaky gut at the end of last year, and I took a hiatus from blogging to try and figure out my new restrictions. Coconut will now be used a lot more frequently, as the caprylic acid in coconut is a natural Candida killer! For Mother’s Day, I had less than an hour to whip up a dessert, so, of course, I did something totally new. That’s logical, right? Thankfully, it turned out to be FABULOUS, and I don’t use all caps very often, but this recipe deserves them. The original crust recipe, with just a few changes, can be found here, along with another recipe I’d like to try one day. The brownie recipe is a derivative of the common 35 calorie brownie recipe that’s circulating, that is disappointing as a brownie, but works wonderfully as a pie filling. Not only is it delicious, but it’s good for you! Give it a shot; you won’t be sorry.
Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free Chocolate Tart
In a food processor, combine until it forms a ball
2 c unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 c almond flour
1/4 c coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 droppers of English Toffee flavored liquid stevia
Press into a 10 inch tart pan with pop-out bottom sprayed with coconut oil- make sure you press a little rim around the edges, as in the picture.
Bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes (just slightly lighter than golden brown…it will continue baking with the filling)
Once out, turn the heat up to 400 F
Throw everything in the blender and let go on high for 1 minute
3/4 c unsweetened vanilla coconut milk yogurt or (if you can handle dairy) non-fat plan greek yogurt
1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
1/2 c unsweetened dutch process cocoa powder (using dutch process makes the flavor much more rich!)
1/2 c old fashioned oats
1/2 c xylitol, Truvia, Swerve, or Sugarless Sugar
1/3 c unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking powder
2 droppers chocolate flavored liquid stevia
Pour onto tart shell and bake for around 20 minutes, until set. Since this is low fat, you don’t want to overbake it or it’ll dry out.
Let cool and serve with coconut whipped cream; you can even get fancy and put some vegan chocolate shavings on top!