Chocolate Mousse Without The Eggs (V + GF)
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Chocolate mousse doesn’t have to be something you only get at a restaurant, and it doesn’t have to have dairy either. This chocolate mousse starts with a base of roasted sweet potatoes, and just gets more indulgent from there. wtf…did you say sweet potatoes? In a chocolate mousse? Trust me…the sweet potatoes give it a richness and a creaminess without being loaded with a crap ton of sugar or dairy. Have I ever lead you astray?
Chocolate Mousse Without The Eggs (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Prep Time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hr 20 mins
Yield: 3 cup (12 servings)
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 cups sweet potatoes (approximately 2 small sweet potatoes)
- 3/4 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 2/3 rolled oats
- 1 cup cooked oatmeal (approx 6 tbsp rolled oats and 2/3 cup water)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed (I buy flax seeds and grind them myself in a coffee grinder)
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet or pyrex dish and cook for 45 minutes. No need to cover them or grease the pan
- While the sweet potatoes are cooking, boil water and oats until cooked (about 5 mins)
- Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Remove the skin and chop if necessary to get the exact amount you need: 2 cups
- Using any blender you have, first blend up the cashews. Then, add the sweet potatoes, allowing them to blend into a smooth-ish consistency. It doesn’t have to be perfect. We’re just getting started.
- Add cacao powder, ground flax, and coconut oil. Blending everything together, and using a spatula to scrap down any mixture that’s on the sides of your blender. Do not do this while the blender is on. Safety First.
- Add maple syrup and cooked oatmeal to the blender, blending everything on high until smooth. You’re looking for a *pudding-like* consistency.
- Put into a jar, container, or single-serving dishes, and place in the fridge. The mixture will firm up to a *mousse consistency* as it cools down.
- Serve on its own or top with granola, grated coconut or fresh fruit.