Chocolate Mousse Without The Eggs (V + GF)

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)

Ingredients:

  • 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

 

 

Instructions:

  1. 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
  2. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, boil water and oats until cooked (about 5 mins)
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Add maple syrup and cooked oatmeal to the blender, blending everything on high until smooth. You’re looking for a *pudding-like* consistency.
  7. 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.
  8. Serve on its own or top with granola, grated coconut or fresh fruit.

 

Image of a bowl of chopped sweet potato
Cooked sweet potato

 

 

Image of a Vitamix blender with cacao powder, cooked oatmeal and roasted sweet potatoes, reaching to be blended into a vegan chocolate mousse
All of the ingredients ready to be blended

 

 

Image of a vitamix blender with vegan chocolate mousse inside of it
The finished product!

Nutrition facts for the vegan chocolate mouse without eggs

 

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Image of a jar of vegan chocolate mousse

What’s your favorite dairy free recipe that makes you forget you even needed dairy in the first place?
Is it a chocolate mousse or something even more decadent?



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