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Summer Fruit Slice
Sweeten up your summer with this delicious vegan summer fruit slice! I love summer fruits and their recipes and this one is probably my favourite one (not being biased at all!). This dessert is akin to a summer fruit cake or tart and it’s definitely vegan!
This recipe is part of the everyday plant-based series.
- Creates: 16 slices
- Dietary: V | VF
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- 75g all-purpose flour
- 250g vegan butter, at room temperature
- 225g caster sugar
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 240g almond meal
- Summer fruits: nectarine/peaches/plums/cherries/pineapple, cut into small pieces
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- 2-3 tbsp flaked almonds
- Garnish with: icing sugar
- Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, use an electric hand mixer to combine the butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in the flour and almond meal. Pour the mix into the tray and smooth the surface.
- Combine fruit pieces and cornflour in a small bowl. The fruit juices should be enough to dissolve the cornflour but if not, splash some water in. Decorate the slice mixture in the baking tray and sprinkle over the flaked almonds.
- Bake until golden (around 1 hour). Remove from oven and let cool. Dust over icing sugar and enjoy!
Happy eating! x
- To make it gluten-free: use a gluten free flour blend instead of all purpose flour
- To make it nut-free: omit the flaked almonds
How to Make it Whole Foods
At Embody Nourish, we promote a plant-based diet that comprise mainly of whole foods. This means no oil (even ‘healthy’ oils such as coconut or olive oil), refined or processed foods. However we understand that this ideal is not yet mainstream so we strive to accomodate everyone while encouraging small changes.
As you can tell, this recipe is on the sweeter side and as much as we love our whole foods, we adore desserts too! Even though we promote a whole foods plant-based diet, there is nothing wrong with indulgences within a balanced lifestyle. Foods like this increase our quality of life and it’s good for our mental health to be able to enjoy these recipes guilt-free. Plus, we often share them with our friends and family and that’s what life is about!
In dessert cooking and baking, it’s harder to make changes to whole foods but here are some things you could try (although I can’t guarantee the outcome):
- Sub the caster sugar for something like coconut sugar. You can also use a sweetener if you like (we don’t tend to use artificial sweeteners though)
- Reducing the sugar and omitting the icing sugar dust