Nutty Apple Tarts – Gluten Free & Vegan

Nutty Apple Tarts – Gluten Free & Vegan

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Healthy diet apple tart on MarlaMeridith.com blog

There has been a wispy bit of cool air blowing around here in the San Juan mountains. With the crispness in the air I get really excited for fall and of course my favorite season winter. Flavors that swoon include apples, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. I created this Nutty Apple Tart with cool days in mind, but it is equally as good in the heat of the summer.

Apples and lemon on blue striped tea towel

What is not to love about a tart loaded with apples, fruit jam and nuts? Have you ever tried St. Dalfour Fruit Conserves? They come in every flavor you could possible imagine and they are 100% fruit, have no added sugar and no preservatives. Trader Joe’s had great 100% fruit jams too. Love that.

Raspberry jam in white coffee cup with vintage spoon

You know what I also love? Bob’s Red Mill…..they have every high quality flour, grain, pancake mix, etc. you could possible imagine. They are easy to find too. If you can’t find these products locally, then you can easily order online. Or win my giveaway…..

I made sure this tart was gluten free to so everyone can enjoy it. It is also vegan, even cooler huh?!

Healthy diet apple tart on MarlaMeridith.com blog on Silpat liner

This tart has the texture of a Linzer tart cookie and layers and layers of flavor. Linzer tarts use nuts and flour as a base for the cookie, so it makes sense that my creation would have a similar flair. We are nuts about nuts over here. I used a combo of pistachios & pine nuts as a topping.

Chopped pistachios for apple tart recipe

Using quinoa, oat and almond flour gives a great dimension of texture and flavor. I first learned about blanched almond flour earlier this year from Elana of Elana’s Pantry. She knows a thing or two about great food. Almond flour is addictive in baked goods. It is buttery, rich and bakes up perfectly. The good thing is it is also good for you.

Granny Smith apples and homemade apple tart recipe.

Think of this recipe like a sweet pizza, layer it with the fruits, nuts and jams of your choice. Whatever you have available should be perfect. You can play around with the flours too. Let me know what you come up with and how it works out. I love learning new things. When you guys experiment with my recipes I always learn so much!

Healthy diet apple tart on MarlaMeridith.com blog

Have you ever noticed that tarts can be made in so many different ways? Some have creamy tops, some fruity, some have crust on the top and bottom, some are pop tarts. Any which way they are great. Just know that I enjoy this tart often for breakfast, lunch, brunch and snacks. A little piece satisfies in a big way.

Do you have a favorite tart recipe? What are your favorite toppings?

Nutty Apple Tarts - Gluten Free and Vegan

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Nutty Apple Tarts - Gluten Free and Vegan

Ingredients

    For the Crust
  • 1 cup (137 grams) Quinoa Flour
  • 1 cup (114 grams) Oat Flour
  • 1 cup (125 grams) Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined Coconut Oil + 1 teaspoon, melted
  • 1/2 -1 dropper full Vanilla Stevia Drops
  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened low fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Apple Juice
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) all fruit Raspberry Jam (or your flavor choice)
  • 1 Apple, sliced thin
  • Lemon Juice
  • a handful of Pine Nuts, Pecans, Pistachios, etc.

Method

  • Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the middle.
  • In a medium bowl combine flours, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Add one tablespoon melted coconut oil, stevia drops, vanilla extract, coconut milk and apple juice. With fingertips combine well. The dough will be sticky and crumbly at first. Put it on a lightly floured Silpat or parchment paper and knead for a few minutes until it comes together in a ball. Oil your fingers with some coconut oil if needed.
  • Press dough into a flat disk and roll it on the Silpat/parchment to about 1/2 inch thick. Press in any crumbs and smooth out the edges with your fingers. Move dough and liner to a baking sheet. Top with jam (smooth with a spatula,) apples and nuts. Brush one teaspoon melted coconut oil one the top.
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes until the crust is firm and golden brown.
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Giveaway Details

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for your entries. Congrats to Irina from Perfect Paradox World #62 and Tiffany #197.

Because I love you & I want to see you eating healthy, fabulous food I have an awesome Bob’s Red Mill giveaway for you. 2 winners get to choose any four products from their vast product line. From whole grain flours, coconut flour, nut flours, flaxseed, cake, pancakes, waffle, muffin mixes, gluten free, filled with gluten. Your choice. Bob’s will send you the standard size packages ranging from 12 oz to 28 oz. You can pick from any four small, pre pack items (in other words, not 5 lb bags). You are not limited to flour. Anything goes! The value of this ranges because you can customize your order.

How to Enter

Leave some comments….tell me why you want and need some Bob’s Red Mill in your life. What is your favorite thing to bake? You have until Sunday, August 28th, 12 midnight PST to enter this giveaway. TWO winners will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the USA.

To earn additional entries, leave a separate comment for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, we will not be able to include them.

  1. Tell me what you will bake and create with Bob’s products.
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  3. Tweet this giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@MarlaMeridith). Here’s a sample tweet you could use or make up your own:  Love to bake, make pancakes, waffles and more? @MarlaMeridith has a @Bobs_Red_Mill giveaway for 2 lucky winners http://su.pr/2DkQJ1
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MarlaMeridith.com disclosure: I use Bob’s Red Mill products all the time. I reached out to them to share these products with you. I love to share things I love with you guys, it’s as simple as that.

303 Responses to Nutty Apple Tarts – Gluten Free & Vegan

  1. I would use these products in everything. I’m a huge buyer of Bob’s Red Mill products, especially the whet bran and the almond meal. Their new granola is good too. I wish they came out with some peanut flour!

  2. We live on an orchard and our apple harvest has just begun so I was excited to see this recipe! I am always looking for something new to do with Apples! Although, cobbler or crisp is my favorite!!

  3. This looks magical. I woke up thinking about apples and how it was almost time. I’m definitely going to make this : ) Hope you’re having fun in the mountains! Miss you!

    p.s. Amazing giveaway, I love Bob’s.

  4. I’d definitely but Bob’s to good use as I’ve went wheat free as of late since my allergy has returned 😛 Probably make some quinoa brownies or some almond tarts!

  5. ohmygoodness!!! That tart looks divine!! I made a plum rosemary socca tart a few weeks ago, and I am excited to try this one!

    I adore Bob’s Red Mill. They have so many great gf flours. The only problem with this giveaway is that it is going to be hard to pick my favorites if I win! 😛

    • Mallory, chia seeds are fun! Love the gelatinous texture & how they thicken things up. A great high energy food! Overnight barley oats sounds wonderful!

  6. I would love to have Bob’s Spelt Flour to use in making pizza dough. It has the benefits of whole wheat, but I hope it would avoid the extra gluten.

  7. I have been wanting to try some of my favorite baked goods with almond flour and this would be the perfect opportuniy! I’ve also heard such good things about Bob’s Red Mill! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  8. Almond Meal/Flour, Whole Grain Teff, Hulled Hemp Seed, Organic Amaranth Grain

    Some of these are not even available at my local stores! I’ve been dying to try them :)

  9. I’d like to try new versions of cake using different grains, as well as mixing up my usual morning oatmeal by having millet, teff, or even creamy quinoa for breakfast instead!

    • Green pea flour??? Had no idea such a thing existed. I am all about this idea. For soups, casseroles, stews, crock pot meals. Your idea of adding it to cornbread is fabulous!

  10. Wow, I just checked the website and didn’t realize they offered such a variety. I’d definitely want to order the hulled millet and teff, and I’d like to try the cranberry and flageolet beans too!

  11. I love to make pancakes with Bob’s Red Mill! I also have some of their TVP and granola at the house that I’m planning to make into granola bars or bites. Yum!

  12. Whole wheat pastry flour, chick pea flour, steel cut outs, I could go on and on!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Awesome giveaway! I would love to try their GF mix since I’ve never baked anything with GF flours before, but my boyfriend’s mom was recently diagnosed with celiacs, so I need to learn before she visits! :)

  14. I’d pick the GF All Purpose Baking Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Organic Kamut Flour, and Organic 7 Grain Pancake Mix..I think…it would be hard to choose! :) :)

  15. My sister has had to go to a gluten free diet and I am learning to bake gluten free for her. Winning these would be wonderful! I love to bake…and eat…bread!

  16. I am moving and this will require me to throw out any open pantry items. This will be great in restocking my flours and baking mixes!

  17. 2. I would love to try their coconut granola, the country rice blend, the sweet brown rice(sounds yummy!!!) and their cracked wheat…I keep seeing it in the store and have been wanting to try it…

  18. I’ll try making this tart! I’ve been meaning to buy quinoa flour for a while, but have worried that it will have the bitter flavor. So, I’d love to try it.

  19. I already use Bob’s Red Mill products so I’d get the flaxseed which I grind and add to smoothies and maybe the blue cornmeal which I make into tortillas, then bake them off and cut into wedges for chips and dipping…yum!

  20. I love using the Almond Meal Flour as a topping with herbs and garlic on a roasted salmon dish. It makes a wonderful crust! And I would like to try his new granola! These products are all top notch. Thanks for providing this giveaway.

  21. I love the rolled oats, we use them for breakfast cookies. Which are great for school mornings. There are a few products of Bob’s that we done get locally and would love to try them. Thanks!

  22. Marla! You have outdone yourself! That tart is beyond gorgeous! I love the design you did with the apple slices! Your food styling and photography is absolutely incredible! Love love love it! So simple and beautiful.

  23. Wow the tart is to die for! I’d love to try almond meal, but for some reason I could not find it in our health food stores here, even though the chain carries quite a lot of Bob’s Red Mill stuff. Too bad I am a world away from you :( Boo haha.

  24. Love this tart recipe, full of whole grain flours, fruit and nuts! Bob’s Red Mill flours are one of my favorites – I have an assortment of their flours in my cupboards now, but I would love to try their oat flour, one that I have never tried.

  25. I like to use Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour. It has enabled my family to eat healthy muffins instead of the processed Martha White mix. Love it!

  26. Why do I need Bob’s Red Mill in my life? Because their stuff is always high quality and delicious…and they make EVERYTHING! I know if I need it, they make it and that makes me happy.

  27. I make Apple tarts and Key lime pie crusts out of Bob’s. I love the way they taste, makes me feel I am not missing anything from excluding wheat out of my diet (I suffer from a severe wheat allergy). Foods I never thought I would enjoy, I now have back in my life, because of Bob’s. Again, thank you.

    • Hanna, that is so cool to hear. Cutting out wheat is not as hard as people think. At first a bit tricky & then a whole new world of great flavors open up. Not to mention great health if gluten intolerant.

  28. There are mainly 2 reasons why I want Bob’s Red Mill’s products in my life.

    First, I want my family to eat healthier than how we are now. With Bob’s Red Mill’s products, that would be a big help and make reaching that goal easier.

    Second, many of my friends are now on gluten free diets. Quite a few are vegans too. It had been a challenge for me when we have gatherings and I need to come up with different dishes that everyone can enjoy. :)

  29. I would like to try to make those Nutty Apple Tarts. They look AMAZING! We just recently switched to gluten free and I’m a bit lost. I could really use this to try out new recipes. Thank you for the chance to win.

    • Tiffany, at the beginning it might be a bit confusing to go gluten free. After you get the hang of it, not a big deal at all. You will not miss the gluten products one bit :)

  30. Recently, I started to bake more often. I would love to try healthier recipies and I think these flours would be a great way to start.

  31. I love their almond flour and oat flour. I add a little almond flour to nearly everything including morning oat meal. I have neve tried the quinoa flour. I would love to try that.

  32. My son is ADHD, ODD and Bipolar. We are trying to take our life Gluten free to help him and I am gluten sensitive as is my daughter. We would love to try new products. We live in a very rural type area with no health food stores that are convienent and a very limited grocery store.

  33. I would get the flour so we could bake again. The corn flour for making tortillas…. I really miss tortillas as we are hispanic. TVP to try ti increase our protein intake while keeping calories in check.

  34. I recently bought a bread machine book with over 300 recipes. There are a lot of extra ingredients that are produced by Bob’s Red Mill. My husband is totally spoiled and won’t eat “store bought” bread anymore. I make him a loaf to take to work and he makes sandwiches all week.

  35. I am currently on the elimination diet in order to feed my miracle daughter my breast milk. Therefore, i can’t eat gluten. Also, I have a corn sensitivity, so I love using the Arrowroot powder for making my own corn-free baking powder and for making “powdered sugar” with Arrowroot and powdered stevia! You can find those recipes on my website!

  36. I already love the following Bob’s products:
    Brown Rice Flour
    Tapioca Flour
    Arrowroot Starch
    Brown Flaxseeds
    Flaxseed Meal
    Guar Gum

    And I’d love to try these products:
    GF All Purpose Flour
    Organic Coconut Flour
    Organic Kamut Flour
    Sorghum Flour
    Teff Flour
    Organic Buckwheat Groats
    GF Pizza Crust Mix
    Hulled Millet
    Organic Amaranth Flour

    It will be hard to narrow it down to just 4! haha

  37. This tart looks perfectly gorgeous, healthy, and Marla! I love Bob’s Red Mill, and me and my girls live on their 10-grain pancake & waffle mix that we love adding fresh fruit to for the yummiest pancakes. I’ve been recently buying the almond flour as well, as I venture into the world of french macarons! :)

    • Rosie, I bet you will have a blast with those french macarons. Can’t wait to see them on your blog. We love that 10-grain pancake mix too. The fruit is a great add in. Sometimes I add pumpkin purée, cinnamon & some chopped pecans. OK now I am starving :)

  38. I’ve been needing to experiment with making my own pizza crust – The organic, pre-made, pre-cooked, packaged stuff is about $5 a pop for a 12in crust! Yikes.
    I would love to spend a Sunday playing in the kitchen with pizza dough with help from Bob’s Red Mill :)

  39. I would make loads and loads of gluten-free treats for myself and my friends! It’s been impossible to find gluten-free flours, and it can be too time-consuming to make my own almond flour. In comes Bob’s Red Mill!

  40. I’d love to give them a shot in order to branch out from what I have felt forced to call “variety” (All-Purpose, Whole Wheat… and Cake).

  41. I LOVE Bob’s Red Mill cereals!! Haven’t tried the flours and would love to…Baking is my passion so it’d be nice to try new flours.

  42. I’ve wanted to try out some non-traditional flours for baking for a while now, but haven’t taken the time to invest. If I got Bob’s Mill flours, I would have a baking fiesta– muffins, breads, cookies…you name it!

  43. Wow what a great giveaway! I need Bob’s Red Mill in my life b/c being gluten, dairy, and largely grain free I rely heavily on non-traditional flours and products produced by Bob’s Red Mill. My favorite thing to bake are tarts – I make the crust with almond flour and sometimes a bit of coconut. The filling is often a cream filling made with coconut cream and I top it with seasonal fruit.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!!!

  44. I could use some Bob’s Red Mill in my life because I am going off to college in about 3 weeks and their flours and other products come in such convenient and easily storable sizes perfect for my little dorm! My favorite thing to bake would probably have to be muffins :)

  45. I would bake things like muffins wit their whole wheat flours and I would use their chia seeds and flax seeds to put on top of cereals, yoghurts, and whatever else I feel like topping with them.

  46. I would love these products because I’m making a promise to myself to eat less processed foods and make my health a priority. I love cooking and these products would help me do this. Plus I want to try your tart!!! :)

  47. I’ve been wanting to try a recipe for teff porridge. Bob’s Red Mill is one of the few places where whole grain teff is available! I also want to try baking with teff flour.

  48. I would definitely get some almond meal. I’d also get some whole wheat flour. I’ve heard interesting things about using black bean powder, so I may try that, too. I might also try hazelnut flour–it would probably be great in some hazelnut cookies!

    • Liz, hazelnut flour sounds awesome. I need to get some of that too. I agree it would be great in baking or how about breading for fish or chicken?? OK, need some now :)

  49. I love Bob’s Red Mill products, from the flours to the hot cereals to the grains. There a few that I’ve been meaning to try but haven’t had a chance to yet, like the almond flour

  50. I’d like to try their almond flour (haven’t yet) as well as their Masa Harina. I started making my own corn tortillas because wheat flour tortillas don’t agree with me any more. (Gluten intolerance? Not sure yet.) But I’m thankful for quality products like these and quality recipes like yours!

    • Thanks Kimby! Not sure I have ever had Masa Harina. Is it corn flour? Gosh, Bob’s makes everything. You gotta try the almond flour. Not only GF, but the flavor is awesome & you can use it for so many things. I also love that it is great for low-carb diets.

  51. I need Bob in my life because I have been DYING for some carbs!!! If I could make some GF bread or treats I would just be so happy. I cant even tell you! :)

  52. Marla! That tart is GORGEOUS!!! Oh, gosh….Bob’s Red Mill. What wouldn’t I like to try. I’m always baking and love to look at the specialty flours that Bob’s offers, but don’t buy them often. I’d definitely love to experiment with some Tapioca flour and Almond meal!

    • Bridget, I have never tried the tapioca flour…..sounds really good though. Wondering how you would use it. I am sure it is so adaptable. Did you have a particular recipe in mind?

    • Hi Nancy, I am so glad you are liking my nutty apple tarts. I must make another one some time soon. My pleasure to link to your No-Bake tarts. They look wonderful!

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  54. This is a great post. I love using Bob’s Red Mill flours in all my baking and cooking. I would however like to state a very important fact that those allergic to Gluten, like my son, cannot eat oats. Oats is not a gluten free grain. However, I notice that one can now buy gluten free oats. I would love to know how they get oats to suddenly be gluten-free?

  55. “I made sure this tart was gluten free to so everyone can enjoy it.”

    Everyone, but those of us allergic to nuts I’m afraid.

  56. I think this recipe sounds great! I have a vegan sister in law and I am going to make this at the next party!
    Thanks

  57. This looks so delicious, do you have any idea how to substitute sugar for the stevia? Most people don’t realize stevia is related to ragweed, a problem for those of us with ragweed allergy.

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