I'm not a fan of sweets in general. You won't see a ton of sweet dishes here on the blog because put simply, I just don't cook them very often. One of the only other desserts here, however, also includes Golden Sun brand "Berrytillas" because they are a kind of sweet I can get excited about.
As you can see, they are made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, natural fruit juice, are very low in sugar and are vegan certified. What you can't see is how they smell. I said this in my "Cannoli Bites A La Mexicana" recipe, but I'll say it again. They smell like I imagine Strawberry Shortcake's house smells. It's this amazing fresh sweetness that I can't get enough of. And just wait until you heat one up...the smell is magnified by like a thousand. So yummy.
I wanted to honor the natural sweetness in these wraps without ruining their nutritional value so I came up with this delicious Superfood "Sweet-Za"...or sweet pizza. It's pretty fast and easy and requires no fancy ingredients, just a little time to blend the cashews into submission. We'll start there.
Do I have your attention yet? LOL!
For the Chocolate Cashew Spread:
1 cup raw cashews (I buy the bits and pieces as they are usually a little cheaper).
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 prunes (to sweeten. you could use dates, a couple tbsp of agave or real maple syrup)
1 tsp Molina vanilla
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 of an avocado
1 tbsp raw honey
1/4 tsp salt (I always stick with pink Himalayan.)
It's a very simple process, but it does take about 10 minutes to get those cashews fully obliterated. ;)
1. Add the cashews, coconut oil, almond milk and vanilla to your blender or food processor. I am using a vitamix which probably works much faster than some other blenders so your time may vary. If you have a food processor, I'd say use that. I don't think a blender is *ideal* for this job.
2. Alternate blending and scraping the sides of the bowl down until the cashews have submitted to being a creamy spread.
3. Add the cocoa, prunes (or dates or other sweetener), honey, salt and avo and blend again until fully combined and creamy.
Yes, I'm using the same picture twice. I thought you might need some motivation to try this recipe. ;)
Next up, you're going to grab a Berrytilla, and spread a little coconut oil on it for griddling. Place it face down on your hot surface and spread a little more on the other side.
Heat on both sides on a skillet until golden and crisp. Like this:
So before you say it, let me say "you're welcome" because I know your house smells uh-mazing right now. And I realize this is going to be hard to do, but let these cool before you proceed, unless you want a gooey mess, in which case proceed and don't let me stop you. If you choose to heed my advice, chop up your desired fruit toppings at this point. I went with a classic combo of strawberries and bananas.
I purchased "Good Farms" strawberries because their commitment to being certified by Equitable Food and thereby cultivating positive change for Farm Laborers really, really matters to me.
Once they've cooled (unless you skipped that step LOL!), spread a liberal layer of your cashew superfood spread over the top...
And top with the fruit and a sprinkle of another superfood: chia seeds!
Feel free to enjoy this dish completely to yourself, or cut it up to share. <3
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