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Baking, Diet, Food, Gluten Free

Vegan Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

March 14, 2013
Pi
Pi Day part 2! I had to try a sweet pie, so two posts in one day. I hope that’s not a problem for you! I found a recipe for a Paleo Nutella Tart that looked awesome. And I could make it vegan. It doesn’t get better than that.
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Oh hazelnuts. I love you in Nutella and your vegan versions. Why not pie? Well, you have to peel the damn hazelnuts so I put off making this until last night. Because I didn’t want to peel them. I read a few different opinions on peeling, one was boiling with baking soda which looked pretty easy but I went for the roasting option since that’s how the recipe rolls. And it seemed like it wasn’t a horrible thing if there was a bit of skin attached. And it seemed honestly easier.
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The peeling is the hard part. The rest is at the mercy of the food processor. The base was thrown together easily. I used coconut oil and almonds. The filling was just as easy and let’s be honest here, I didn’t even clean out the food processor from the crust. It’s all going to the same place.
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I did do the banana option because I have a surplus right now. This tart really was banana-y but that’s okay because I love bananas and nutella. If you aren’t a huge fan of bananas I’d go with another option which is totally easy if you have some yogurt in the house. I have to say the tart is pretty awesome. A pain to make only because of the hazelnuts but I have a feeling I’ll make it again. It’s awesome straight out of the freezer after a few hours so go ahead and make the whole thing. It will be waiting for you when your cravings hit.

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