A natural recipe for vegan foo

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A natural recipe for vegan foodies: Dried Fig and Coconut Slices

This frozen vegan dessert is healthy and delicious. It uses seeds, nuts and a hero ingredient in season: the heavenly fig.

A natural recipe for vegan foo

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These delicious slices of fig, nuts and seeds make a luxuriously healthy dinner time treat.

Although the fig and coconut slices are topped with a creamy layer, they contain no animal products so they are suitable for vegans as well as vegetarians. The recipe also uses no sugar or flour.

Dried Fig and Coconut Slices

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Josie Eveleigh Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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A tasty snack for any vegan foodie.


  • 1/2 cup 1/2 walnuts

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 almonds

  • 2 tablespoons 2 desiccated coconut

  • 2 tablespoons 2 flax seeds

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 dried figs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 dates (pitted)

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 water

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • For the coconut cream:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 cashews (soaked in water overnight)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 desiccated coconut

  • 2 tbsp 2 maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 vanilla bean paste

  • fresh fig slices to decorate


  • For the base, add all the ingredients into a food processor and process until the mixture sticks together when pressed between the fingers.
  • Line the tray with cling film.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and carefully but firmly press down using the back of a spatula until the base is completely flat and even.
  • Put into the freezer to set while you make the coconut cashew cream.
  • For the coconut cream, add cashews to a food processor and process for a few minutes.
  • With the food processor still running, slowly add the coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla bean paste.
  • Keep processing until the mixture becomes very smooth and creamy.
  • Add desiccated coconut and pulse to combine.
  • Take the walnut fig base out of the freezer and top with the coconut cashew cream layer.
  • Put this back into the freezer for 2 hours to set. Slices can be kept in the freezer until serving (let defrost for approximately 15 mins for cream to soften).
  • Decorate with fresh figs, slice carefully and enjoy this delicious treat with family and friends whilst earning some serious Masterchef brownie points.

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