You’re probably wondering how “healthy” and “tart” can describe the same food. Amazingly, this one can. This recipe is one of my own and came about by accident. I had a lot of my vegan crepe batter left over one morning and I needed to cook it quickly. I dumped it all on the electric griddle, added some sunflower seeds, cooked it up, cut it into squares, and froze them for later use. I learned that toasting the squares in a toaster oven makes them nice and crispy, perfect for a breakfast tart crust! The double cooking technique makes all the difference on these.
Banana Berry Breakfast Tart Crust Ingredients:
3 Cups of Brown Rice Flour (Grind slightly less than 3 cups of brown rice to get 3 cups of flour.)
4 Tbs. of Ground Flax (I love GSG Life’s Sprouted Ground Flax)
1 Tbs. Baking Powder
1½ Tsp. Baking Soda
¾ Tsp. Salt
3 Cups of Coconut or Almond Milk
½ Cup of Water
½ C. Apple Sauce, No Sugar Added
3 Tbs. Grape Seed Oil
3 Tbs. Honey
1 Cup of Raw, Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
Preheat griddle to 375 degrees.
Grind brown rice into flour in a high power blender. Add rest of ingredients, except for sunflower seeds, and mix until smooth. Add sunflower seeds. Pulse quickly one or two times to mix the seeds in gently. You do not want to blend them up!
Spray a hot griddle with a healthy cooking oil. Pour approximately one cup of batter onto the griddle and spread it out into a square or rectangle shape as quickly as you can. It should be approximately 1/8th inch in thickness. Lightly brown each side of the large square. I sometimes cut the square into two pieces with a spatula, if it seems too large to flip. When the batter is cooked through, cut them into little squares (approximately 3” x 5”). I do this with a spatula on the griddle or a pizza cutter, on a cutting board. Cool squares on a rack. You can either freeze them in an airtight container at this point or toast them until they’re crispy in a toaster oven (for approximately 3 minutes- watch the first ones closely).
Banana Berry Breakfast Tart Toppings:
1 ½ Cups of Vanilla Flavored Coconut Milk Yogurt (Or cow milk yogurt, if preferred)
2 Cups of Fresh, Sliced Strawberries
1 Cup of Blueberries
2 Bananas, Sliced
Blackberry Almond Sauce (look for recipe below)
Top each square with approximately 1 tablespoon of yogurt, some strawberries, blueberries, bananas and a small dribble of Blackberry Almond Sauce. Enjoy!
Blackberry Almond Sauce Ingredients:
1 Cup of Blackberries
¼ Cup of Honey
¼ Cup of Water
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/3 Tsp. Almond Extract
Blackberry Almond Sauce Directions:
Mix ingredients in a blender. Warm in a saucepan to desired temperature.
To order GSG Life’s Sprouted Ground Flax, go to myGSGLife.com/monicaadair, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Shop GSG”. Let me know if you need help!