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Nut Free Chocolate Tart


nut free chocolate tart
I have been asked many times for a beginners shopping list. I have never really known how to go about it. To buy all the things I am going to place on this list in one shop would be crazy expensive. I suggest picking two to three recipes, for example the coconut rough and banana bread, or anything that appeals to you and going from there, letting your whole food pantry build up slowly.
However, here is a rough guide to what I like to have on hand for those of you who are interested. Please note that this is a list of ingredients we often use in our recipes as opposed to a shopping list for meals etc.
Fruit –
medjool dates, goji berries, dried apricots, desiccated coconut, raisins, prunes, figs (I typically buy the preservative free dried fruits), bananas, oranges, lemons, limes, avocado, raspberries*, blueberries*
Vegetables –
sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots
Nuts and Seeds
almonds, cashews, macadamias, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, pecans, brazil nuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (I buy raw / natural nuts, the unsalted and unroasted kind)
Nut and Seed Butters
hulled tahini, roasted almond butter, natural peanut butter
Liquid Sweeteners
honey, maple syrup
coconut flour, almond meal, flax meal
coconut oil, macadamia oil, butter, cacao or cocoa, full fat coconut milk, eggs, vanilla**, peppermint**, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, bicarb soda, baking powder, rolled oats
Occasionally I use
chinese five spice, mixed spice, oregano, fresh mint leaves, sun dried tomatoes, olives, coconut sugar, full fat cream cheese, coffee, cacao nibs,  cacao butter, beetroot, strawberries, cherries, cream of tartar, natural yoghurt, coconut yoghurt, oat flour, rice flour, currants
This list does not apply to our meals and many of our savoury recipes. Again, I think it is best to compile your own beginners list by choosing two to three recipes, making those and going from there.
If you have a favourite Wholefood Simply recipe that you think would be perfect for someone who is new to our site to start with be sure to leave a comment. If I have missed anything from the list or you would like to add some transitioning advice go right ahead. My tip would be to enjoy the journey and be gentle on yourself.
*Frozen is fine for our recipes
** I use a natural concentrated vanilla extract because it is readily available where I live. There are many options with vanilla and I am confident that whatever you typically use in your cooking will be fine. If you can get food grade peppermint oil this would be perfect otherwise natural peppermint extract is readily available.

Nut Free Chocolate Tarts


1/2 cup flax seeds

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 egg

1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa

1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract

pinch of salt

Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F

Place the flax seeds and coconut into your food processor and blend to a meal. Add the honey, oil and cacao or cocoa and blend until combined. Add the egg, salt and vanilla. Blend to combine. Press the mixture into your mini pie cases. I made two tarts with a little mix left over to make a cracker. You could make three tarts, mine were quite thick. 

Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.


4 egg yolks

2 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract

Whisk the egg and honey together until smooth and well combined. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients. Over medium heat stir the mixture until the oil has melted and everything is combined, this takes around 1 – 2 minutes. Turn the heat to low. Stir continuously for five minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Fill the cases with the filling and place in the fridge to set. Serve. Eat. Enjoy. 

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Jess Jo June 18, 2014 - 8:44 pm

It looks delicious! Is there any replacement for flax? A lot of recipes call for it, but I don’t use it much.

Amanda August 16, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Is there something I could use instead of flax seeds? Thanks, Amanda

Bianca Slade August 18, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Perhaps try chia?

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Beth September 6, 2014 - 6:17 pm

When heating and stirring the mix, is it supposed to thicken up almost like a pudding, or stay as quite a thin mix?
I just made this recipe and even though I had it on the lowest heat and was constantly stirring, in the final 2 minutes it suddenly thickened and became pudding like. It all sill tastes great, but I had to gloop it in rather than pour it in.

Lisa September 22, 2014 - 3:53 am

That happened to mine too but after about 30secs! It didn’t seem to get more gooey so just scooped it in, it seems like it nearly turned to cake on it’s own…. very yummy, think i need some banana icecream to go with it 🙂

Blanche September 17, 2014 - 10:28 pm

My son said he would like these today, so I figured I would make them in the mini muffin pan. I assumed they would just lift out. But they were completly stuck and while I was trying to get them out, I wasn’t paying attention to the filling and it was a really thick lumpy blob, so I added it to the custard so it didn’t go to waste. At that point I’d accepted that I would have a pretty disapointed 6yr old after school and started scraping the base out to use as yoghurt crunch, i realised that in fact the second tray was lifting out, I guess I didn’t let them cool enough. I had 9 perfect little tart bases so I made a half batch of the filling, didn’t take my eyes off it and really long story short, they were super delicious!! I used about a teaspoon of base per muffin hole and I would have had about 21 mini tarts if I had been a smidge more patient. Thank you.

Sandra September 21, 2015 - 8:47 pm

These are our new favourites! Have made them twice already. My family can’t believe that they are “healthy”. We put a raspberry in the middle – makes them look so pretty. Thanks for the great recipes. I used silicone patty pan moulds and the bases came out really easy.

Bianca Slade September 27, 2015 - 11:18 am

That is great to hear Sandra, thank you so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it and I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

Danielle Heyhoe Nutrition October 30, 2015 - 4:16 am

Wow – you are so clever at coming up with wonderful recipe ideas! I will definitely direct my clients to your website for healthy ideas! 🙂

Bianca Slade November 1, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Oh thank YOU! That is very kind. I really appreciate your support. x

Leanne Janda November 22, 2015 - 5:00 pm

I have just made these and the chocolate mix just turned into one big mass, no where near pouring consistency. There’s no way it can be poured hot let alone after cooling. Any ideas as to why?

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Layla December 23, 2016 - 9:07 pm

Hi, I have made this recipe once before and it turned out amazing. Thank you so much for this! However, I am making it again, and I can’t remember by how much I multiplied the recipe by. This is for about 17 people and last time I think I multiplied it by around 2-3 times for 10 people. Anyway, I was just wondering if you knew how much to multiply it by for 17 people. Thank you!
P.S. Last time I was asked to bring a dessert to a party that had to be nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free and after much searching I found this. I am only 12 years old, and I made this successfully the first time without any problems so I want you to know that I am very grateful for this easy and delicious recipe!

Bianca Slade January 4, 2017 - 8:30 pm

Oh Layla thank YOU so much!!! That is lovely to hear!! I am sorry I couldn’t say how many times to multiply it. My first thoughts would be 3? I hope you find many recipes that work well for you on the site, be sure to let me know. Thanks again. Bianca

Layla January 9, 2017 - 11:50 am

No worries, I ended up multiplying it by 3, like you said. It turned out well, and there were no leftovers! I will definitely keep searching the site for more great recipes!
Thank you,


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