You know when you overthink things by creating a complicated mess in your head and feel completely overwhelmed? I do. Often. Then, once you put things into action…your eyes roll into the back of your head…well, that was easy. The steps in creating this tart played out in my head as I lay in bed, wondering if I should shoot the entire process so you could see each one.

Mixed Berry Tart - my whole family loves this light dessert! Unbelievably vegan and gluten-free with a delicious nutty crust! | @tasteLUVnourish on TasteLoveAndNourish.com

Getting little sleep that night worked in my favor. I was too tired to complicate things and found that I never needed to. This crust comes together so easily in a mixing bowl with nothing more than your own hands and a spoon. You can take out your processor if you want…but really…don’t get me started.

Mixed Berry Tart - my whole family loves this light dessert! Unbelievably vegan and gluten-free with a delicious nutty crust! | @tasteLUVnourish on TasteLoveAndNourish.com

In keeping this super easy, I use Silk’s Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative. It’s so creamy and delicious. The vanilla is my favorite…it’s flecked with vanilla bean and tastes like a rich custard. I love that it’s a plant-based option that helps me create a light dessert like this tart. Hard to believe once you’ve tasted this, but this baby is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.

Mixed Berry Tart
Serves: 8
 
This simple, fresh tart is so easy and naturally dairy-free and gluten-free.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond meal/flour
  • a healthy pinch of sea salt
  • a few shakes of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 5.3 ounce containers Vanilla Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alernative
  • 2 to 3 cups of your favorite mix of fresh berries
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the almond meal/flour, salt, cinnamon and the coconut oil. Using your hands (or a pastry blender) work the coconut oil into the almond meal/flour until it is distributed throughout. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Using a spoon or spatula, mix until blended well.
  2. Dump the dough into a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Spread the crumbs out to cover the bottom of the pan, then begin pushing the dough down with your fingers to form the crust.
  3. Spread the Vanilla Silk Dairy Free Yogurt over the top of the crust. Freeze the tart for at least two hours or overnight.
  4. Remove the tart and top with fresh berries.

Mixed Berry Tart - my whole family loves this light dessert! Unbelievably vegan and gluten-free with a delicious nutty crust! | @tasteLUVnourish on TasteLoveAndNourish.com

Mixed Berry Tart - my whole family loves this light dessert! Unbelievably vegan and gluten-free with a delicious nutty crust! | @tasteLUVnourish on TasteLoveAndNourish.com

Mixed Berry Tart - my whole family loves this light dessert! Unbelievably vegan and gluten-free with a delicious nutty crust! | @tasteLUVnourish on TasteLoveAndNourish.com

Mixed Berry Tart - my whole family loves this light dessert! Unbelievably vegan and gluten-free with a delicious nutty crust! | @tasteLUVnourish on TasteLoveAndNourish.com

Mixed Berry Tart - my whole family loves this light dessert! Unbelievably vegan and gluten-free with a delicious nutty crust! | @tasteLUVnourish on TasteLoveAndNourish.com

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