Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart

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I was thinking the other day, what my favourite dessert to make is. It’s a hard one, since there are SO many options. Skillet cookies, lava cakes, cupcakes…how to choose? I thought about it (probably more than what is a reasonable amount of time to spend thinking about it), and came up with an answer. A tart! I know, probably not what you were expecting.

The thing about a tart though, is that the crust is always SO easy and delicious, and comes out so pretty! And the FILLING – you can do so many different types of fillings for a tart. Chocolate, yogurt, cream cheese, whatever you want. Again, usually pretty easy. You can also top a tart with a billion different pretty things! They’re show-stopping pretty, fun to photograph, and so tasty. We need more tarts, people!

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart

Bob’s Red Mill sent me some almond flour, and I just knew right away that I was going to make a grain-free tart with it. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m a big fan of grain-free baking these days! I made this beautiful grain-free sunny citrus tart a while ago, and I can’t stop thinking about it. I have been wanting to try a chocolate version for a while! I ADORE chocolate and coconut together, so adding a ton of coconut to this was kind of a no-brainer. If you don’t like coconut, you won’t like this tart, unfortunately. I’ve got coconut in the crust, filling, AND on top!!

The crust is simple! I used super-fine almond flour, dark cocoa powder, coconut oil and a touch of honey. The filling is just as easy! You basically make a chocolate ganache out of coconut milk and dark chocolate, then add in some more coconut and vanilla extract. This tart can easily be made keto-friendly by using either sugar-free chocolate or unsweetened chocolate with some sweetener added in. If you want to make this vegan, use dairy-free chocolate.

See? Tarts! So versatile!

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart

The coloured coconut is quite straightforward as well! I don’t normally like to use food colouring, but it was the easiest way to get those pronounced colors for the vision I had in my head! I measured out plain coconut into several different freezer bags, then added a drop of coloring to each bag before shaking it all up!  Voila! Colored coconut. I put the extra colored coconut into a pot of oatmeal the other day and it made for a very multicolored breakfast!

I can’t believe Easter is THIS WEEKEND. We don’t have any big plans, since we visited my Mom’s last weekend for our family Easter dinner and egg hunt. I’ll do some Easter baskets for the kids on Sunday, but other than that we’ll probably just have another roasted chicken. If you’re not wanting to do a giant turkey, this roast chicken is PERFECT!

Have a great Easter, my friends!

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart

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Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Tart


  • Author: Katherine
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 tart 1x

Description

A rich, chocolate, gluten-free coconut tart with a grain-free almond flour and coconut crust! Ready in minutes for your Easter celebrations. Decorate the tart with coloured coconut for a fun treat!


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Ingredients

Grain-Free Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups super-fine almond flour
  • 1/2 cup medium shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp honey*
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Chocolate Coconut Filling

  • 8 oz dark chocolate, chopped*
  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cup medium shredded coconut, unsweetened, divided
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • mini eggs, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease a 9″ tart pan with a removable bottom. I used coconut oil, but you could use non-stick spray or butter as well. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the almond flour, shredded coconut and cocoa powder. Add the melted coconut oil, honey and salt and stir with a large spoon until thoroughly combined. Empty the mixture into the bottom of the tart pan, pressing it into the pan and about 1/2″ up the sides. Bake the crust for 10 minutes. Remove the tart from the oven and let cool while you prepare the filling.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. In a medium saucepan over medium-high, heat the coconut milk until simmering. Pour the coconut milk over the chocolate and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes. Stir vigorously until the chocolate is completely melted and combined with the milk. It should look like a thin ganache. Add in the sweetener (if using), 1/2 cup of the coconut and vanilla extract. Pour the filling into the prepared crust, and place the tart in the fridge for at least 2 hours to firm up.
  3. Decorate with coconut. To create the rings of colored coconut like in my photos, empty 1/4 cup coconut in one freezer bag, along with 1 drop of orange food coloring. In another bag, place 1/4 cup coconut along with 1 drop of blue food coloring. In a third bag, empty 2 tbsp coconut along with 1 drop of pink food coloring, and in the last bag, empty 2 tbsp coconut along with 1 drop of green coloring. I used plain white coconut for the center and topped with chocolate mini eggs!
  4. Remove the tart from the pan, slice and serve.ย 

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 4-5 days.


Notes

  1. If making this dessert keto-friendly, substitute the honey for 3 tbsp of your sweetener of choice.
  2. I used 85% dark chocolate. You can use whatever chocolate you prefer, or unsweetened chocolate. If using unsweetened chocolate, I suggest adding 1/4 cup sweetener of choice (keto) or honey.ย 
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50 Comments

  1. This is totally my kind of dessert Katherine! Grain-free and loaded with clean ingredients, and don’t get me started on all that delicious coconut. Looks just heavenly! Hope you and your family have a lovely Easter weekend!

  2. that’s a perfect rainbow cake but the difference is rainbow isn’t delicious enough but the cake is. ๐Ÿ™‚ i love the how greatly colored coconut tart are laid on the cake. perfect!

  3. Katherine, this is SO cute! Perfect for Easter. Tarts (especially chocolate) are SO underrated in the dessert world!! Glad you’re shedding some light on this issue ๐Ÿ˜‰ But really, this looks so delicious!! Love the combo of chocolate + all that yummy shredded coconut on top! Perfect added texture. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter <3

  4. How cute is this!!!! I love the coconut-chocolate combination! This beautiful tart has Easter written all over it! (And my name! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  5. OMG! Love all the coconut and of course the chocolate!! Looks so festive and colorful for Easter and the kids would totally love this! Pinning!! xo

  6. This is picture perfect for Easter….plus grain free for those with food allergies! Win-Win!! Looks delicious Katherine!

  7. It’s so funny because I’ve had a tart idea swirling around my head, and it includes a grain free coconut crust and chocolate ganache filling made with coconut milk. This is so close! We’re on the same page a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚ You did such a beautiful job on this tart — that colored coconut is so festive for Easter!

  8. Friend, you just made my day !!!! I baked amaretti thumbprints and after 5 minutes of baking realized that I did not add flour into the dough. What came out of the oven is flubber something ….. This is going to be my contribution on the table on Sunday for brunch ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ at my mother’s house. Thank you and Happy Easter ! Pinning, needless to say ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This is beautiful, Katherine! So festive!! And I love that it’s grain free!

  10. I try to avoid food coloring too but for special occasions it’s totally worth it. I LOVE that pop of color from the coconut! This is GORGEOUS! Happy Easter, Katherine and family!

  11. This tart is just absolutely gorgeous, Katherine!! The colors and your design are amazing, so wonderful for Easter!! And I would love to dive into a (huge) slice right now, I can just taste the coconut and rich chocolate!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. LOVE all the coconut goin’ on here, my friend! And talk about pretty! Genius colouring that coconut! Send me a piece ๐Ÿ˜‰ ?? Happy Easter, my friend! XO

  13. Yum!! Chocolate and coconut are such an excellent combination, not only is this tart gorgeous but looks absolutely delicious!

  14. Oh my goodness! Chocolate and coconut are such an amazing combination! This looks so yummy and Iโ€™m in awe on how beautiful your rainbow circles are! So perfectly even! Gorgeous!

  15. What a fun a delicious dessert for Easter. LOVE all the colours here. I know my gluten-free friends would love this at my next dinner party.

  16. I saw this beauty on Pinterest, too late for this Easter but we can’t wait to make it for next year! Brilliantly done!

  17. This chocolate coconut tart looks outstanding! Not only is it pretty, but it has all the things I love about a good cake or tart!! It looks decadent and I bet I could worry down a few pieces!

  18. I so love this chocolate tart!! Almond flour is a staple in my home and I’m always looking for good recipes to use it. This tart is a must try for me:)

  19. I am such a coconut lover so this for me is like HEAVEN, The bright colors accompany this so wonderfully

  20. This is just sooo pretty! Love the grain free crust made with almond flour. This tart could be perfect for any special occasion!

  21. Marisa F. Stewart

    What an adorable tart. I have to admit we love our tarts as desserts almost a cookie and a cake. I haven’t used almond flour but now that I see your tart I’m putting it on my grocery list.

  22. Amanda Mason

    Yum! Looks so delish! I love that this is grain free! And I’m a big fan of Bob’s Red Mill!

  23. Amanda Mason

    Yum! Looks so delish! I love that this is grain free! And I’m a big fan of Bob’s Red Mill! I think this is a great recipe for spring!

  24. Lovely rainbow of colours in this chocolate coconut tart! Bookmarking it for my sons who are on a gluten free diet right now.

  25. OMG, what a beautiful looking tart it is, colourful and cute. I bet it must have got finished in no time.

  26. Whoa all those colors are amazing!!! It’s like Easter in a tart form :). Thanks so much for sharing this super fun and impressive tart!

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