Recipe: Banana Coconut Cream Tartlets using Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas


Recipe: Banana Coconut Cream Tartlets using Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas



Fairtrade Fortnight is just around the corner, so Sainsbury’s challenged me to create a new healthy recipe using their Fairtrade bananas. My first thought was for some kind of banana bread or muffin, but I thought that would be a little predictable. Instead I created these banana coconut cream tartlets with a raw crust. They are gluten free and suitable for vegans. What’s not to love?

Banana Coconut Cream Tartlets
Serves 2
A simple, delicious and easy to make dessert
For the crust
  1. 1 cup dried dates
  2. 1/2 cup almonds
  3. 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
For the filling
  1. 1 banana
  2. 200 ml full fat coconut milk
  1. To make the crust add all ingredients to a food processor and blitz until it starts to clump together. Press the mixture into two mini tart cases - or any other mould you like. Make sure you bring the crust up at the sides so it will contain the filling. Pop into the freezer to set.
  2. Leave a can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge for a couple of hours. Open the can and scoop the top half of the coconut cream at the top into a blender or food processor along with the banana. Blend until smooth. Take the tartlet crust out of the freezer and pour the filling into the cases. Put back in the freezer to firm up. When ready to eat, remove from freezer 30 minutes before hand to soften slightly. Enjoy!
  1. The number of tartlets you can make with the amount of ingredients will depend on the size of your tart cases. I got two out of this mix with some spare.
Wholeheartedly Laura
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These are so simple to make and really do taste amazing. They are so much healthier than sugar and dairy packed cheesecake style desserts yet just as convenient. These will keep wrapped in foil in the fridge for a good couple of months although I highly doubt they will last that long!

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All of Sainsbury’s banana’s are Fairtrade, you can find out more about that in this You Tube video. Soon this recipe and many other banana recipes will appear on the Live Well for Less section of the Sainsbury’s site so check that out soon!

Do you like bananas? What is your favourite way to eat them?

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  1. rika@vm

    What a bright and cute site! Nom, I had these banana & coconut cream tartlets back in Bogota and I want to make them soon!

  2. Tamzin

    Those looks do tasty!

  3. Emma

    These are so cute! I love bananas and anything creamy :) I love how simple they are too.

  4. LilyLipstick

    These look so good! I used to have a banana every single day but got out of the habit of having them – definitely picking up a (fairtrade) bunch next time I’m food shopping! x

    • Laura

      Enjoy your bananas!

  5. Liz

    I was dreaming of creamy dairy free desserts and now they have been answered! Thank You!

  6. Sarahf

    These look lovely, I’m always on the lookout for a way to use up the bananas!

  7. Susan

    I have never heard of tartlets before but they look great. My two kids eat more bananas than anything else so an excuse to get them in different foods is good :-)

  8. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    I love bananas, they are my absolute favourite fuel, and I feel lost without them. I’m having upwards of 3 a day right now with heavy training, I love them in smoothies, pre-run on their own, or of course banana ice cream!

  9. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    It’s funny because I love bananas. But I don’t like banana flavoured things. I don’t like banana pancakes or custard or anything like that (OK maybe I like banana loaf – the one exception!). But these sound fabulous – I love the crust. A powerhouse of nutrition as well! And I’m very ‘for’ fair trade :D

  10. Maria @ runningcupcake

    These sound wonderful- I love the idea of the coconut and banana combination.
    Think I would be tempted to add a few dark chocolate chips in the mix too :)

  11. Laura | Peaches and Greens

    These look so delicious, I thought for sure that they wouldn’t be vegan, so excited to find out they are. Have to make them sometime soon! I’m guessing ripe, squishy bananas work best?

  12. catherine

    Thanks for your comment on my banana haul post! And do you know what, that’s exactly what I thought! Just got the ingredients in my Sainsburys shop, I’ll take some pics and let you know how I got on! :D

  13. Fran

    I want to make these this weekend, they look great! Can I ask what brand of coconut milk you used? Also do they not go brown from the banana if not eaten within a day or two?

  14. Anyonita

    I love the look of these tartlets! :) Banana and coconut is such a lovely flavor combination, too! I followed you here from Sainsbury’s roundup of 10 Brilliant Banana recipes :D


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