vegan chocolate mocha pie

Vegan Chocolate Mocha Pie

vegan chocolate mocha pie

In for a treat? Guilt free? Let me just go ahead and answer that for you, Yes please…

All things Healthy + Goodness+ Silky deliciousness = Vegan Chocolate Mocha Pie

Math couldn’t get any simpler .

Let me explain something before you get all judgemental about tofu  . There’s tofu and then there’s silk tofu. Silk tofu as the descriptions states is smooth and silky and does NOT have that chalky texture that plain tofu might have. (I don’t think so, but I’ve heard this description before) Mixed into a dessert for instance it becomes a smooth silky mass that can absorb any flavour you add to it, it is quite tasteless on its own but adding, nuts, chocolate or fruit can transform it into flavour heaven.

Since in this recipe I am not using chocolate chips because I want to keep it all natural, I’ve added the cashews to compensate for the lack of fat , which adds even more creaminess to the pie.

It honestly is a Chocolate Dream come true.

The crust is oats, dates, cocoa and coconut oil, simple, healthy and pretty straightforward. You could, some other day perhaps only make the crust recipe and roll it into small balls and serve as is, like Bliss Balls
(just sayin’) .

So put on that apron and let’s get cracking.

Oh , one last thing. Cut into wedges and freeze left overs. Yessssss….

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  Prep Time: 15 min. Plus chilling

  Cooking Time :5 minutes

 Serves : 8


INGREDIENTS:

CRUST;

  • 1 C. whole oats, ground to flour
  • 10 medium soft dates, stone removed
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil

FILLING

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk.
  • 2 tablespoons agar-agar flakes or 2 teaspoons agar-agar powder.
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder.
  • 1 (12-ounce) / 340 gr. package silken tofu, drained
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 4 hours and drained.
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (or more to taste if you like it extra sweet)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt.
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INSTRUCTIONS:

Line a 8″/ 20 cm. cake tin or pie pan with parchment paper. To prepare the crust, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until completely fine,   it will be sticky . Transfer the mixture to the lined pan and use your hands to press the dough evenly up the sides of the pan, creating a crust about 1/4-inch thick. The dough is very sticky, so I recommend getting your hands wet with water to help press out the crust.  Place the pan in the freezer to set while you prepare the filling.

Heat the almond milk in a sauce pan and dissolve the agar agar flakes or powder over low heat. As soon as it starts to boil, reduce the heat. Stir well to combine and remove from the heat and allow to cool just slightly (as it will set very fast). Alternatively follow the package instructions of the agar agar.

Drain de cashew nuts and place in the food processor and process until smooth, add tofu, espresso powder, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and salt. Process until completely smooth. Add the agar agar mixture and stir to combine very well.

Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Smooth out the top and place in the refrigerator to set for at least four hours and preferably overnight.

Decorate with (coconut ) whipped cream or fruit if you like, or like these fabulous fake roses 😉

Enjoy !

Myra XO

vegan chocolate mocha pie
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Raspberry and Chocolate Fudge Pie

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Serves 8.

Nobody who has tasted this pie believes me when I tell that this pie is actually very good for you. So good and healthy that you could have it, not only for dessert or with a cup of coffee or tea. But you could have it for breakfast lunch and dinner too. It’s that nutritious.

Full of protein, fibre, iron, vitamins and calcium. It’s Vegan, Sugar free and Gluten free, providing you use pure uncontaminated oats.

The middle layer, the chocolate fudge layer is made with firm tofu. Not silken. I find the silken one does not provide the texture I am looking for and is indeed too silky for this particular pie.

Tofu has many health benefits, it lowers cholesterol , it promotes bone health and it even prevents liver damage caused by free radicals, to a certain degree.

Well all these health benefits are just a great plus, but it’s all about the taste in the end. The taste I tell you, is going to blow your mind. The crispy  cookie like bottom, the thick chocolate fudge layer and the top layer light and fresh full of raspberries. So good.

Pre heat oven to 360° F

Bottom Layer:

3/4 C. Almonds, unsalted

3/4 C. Whole oats, pure uncontaminated oats!

a pinch of Himalayan salt

2 tbsp. Agave syrup

4 tbsp. coconut oil

Blend the ingredients in the food processor, until crumbly. Press into an 8″round cake tin covered with baking paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool on a rack

Chocolate layer:

2 oz. 78% dark chocolate broken into pieces. I use the one sweetened with coconut blossom sugar.

Melt in the microwave for a minute until melted.

Cover the cookie layer with the chocolate to create a barrier. This will keep the cookie crunchy. Let the chocolate set completely before adding the chocolate fudge layer

Chocolate fudge layer:

8.8 oz Firm tofu, drained and squeezed dry with a kitchen towel.

3 tbsp. raw cocoa powder

3 tbsp Agave syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 pinch of salt

1 tbsp peanut butter.

Cut the tofu into small cubes and processor on very high until you have a smooth paste, add a few drops off water if it become too hard to blend.

Add the remaining ingredients. Set aside

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Raspberry Layer:

1 C. Frozen raspberries

3/4 tsp Agar-Agar

3/4 C. Plain Yoghurt (of your choice), I used fat free regular

3 tbsp Stevia/Erythritol granules

Heat raspberries in a small saucepan, add the agar agar. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Add the stevia/erythritol granules. Add the yoghurt before it starts to set. Mix well.

To assemble, leave the ring around the cake tin. Spread the chocolate fudge layer over the chocolate layer. Let set in the fridge for half an hour. Next spread the raspberry layer over the fudge layer. Let set for a few more hours before decorating with more Raspberries or mixed fruit and chocolate curls and shavings.

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