I was inspired to create this recipe for anyone who struggles with eating gluten and dairy (either due to an allergy, intolerance or it just makes you feel unwell). It is especially difficult during the Christmas period when you are surrounded by a million things you cannot eat.
This recipe is absolutely gorgeous and is very easy to make- you don’t even need to bake it! Such an awesome way to impress your family and friends at a Christmas dinner.
The thing I love most about this recipe is it is packed with a tonne of real food including lots of good fats, protein and unrefined sugars.
This recipe makes roughly 12 cupcakes.
What you need:
1 cup of pitted medjool dates
1 cup of cashews
½ cup of almonds
2 tablespoons goji berries
1.5 cups of cashews which have been soaked in water for 2 hours then drained
1 cup of date paste (recipe below)
1/3 cup of water
1/3 cup of coconut oil
3 tablespoons honey or rice malt syrup
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla essence
Raspberry Chia Jam Topping
1 cup of fresh or defrosted raspberries
¼ cup of chia seeds
¼ cup of honey
What you need to do:
*Reminder: Soak the correct amount of cashews and dates required for the Vanilla filling and date paste prior to starting as per directions below.
1. To make the date paste, soak 1 cup of pitted medjool dates in ½ cup of water for 2 hours.
2. Blend the water and soaked dates until you make a smooth paste.
3. Set aside and add to recipe as per details below.
Raspberry Chia Jam Topping
1. Blend raspberries and transfer to a small bowl
2. Add honey and chia seeds and then stir with a spoon until well combined
3. Set aside for 1 hour or until the chia seeds have soaked up all the liquid.
4. Use in recipe as per details below.
1. Blend the crust ingredients together in a high powered blender or food processor, adding the dates in slowly. The consistency should allow for the mixture to hold together but still easy to break apart. If it is too dry add a few more dates or a small amount of coconut oil.
2. Press evenly into 12 silicon muffin molds to create a base and pop in freezer to set for 15minutes.
3. Blend all the vanilla filling ingredients (including date paste) in a high powered blender until you have a very smooth consistency.
4. Grab the silicon muffin molds out of the freezer and spoon the filling mixture evenly over the base, making sure you leave a .5cm space at the top of the mold free.
5. Pop back into freezer for 30minutes.
6. Take the molds out of the freezer and spoon the chia jam into each of the molds filling them right up to the top.
7. Pop back in the freezer to harden. Once they are frozen you can easily pop them out of the silicon muffin mold without damaging their shape.
9. Pull out of the freezer 10minutes prior to serving
10. Serve and enjoy.