A simple recipe for a Chocolate Avocado Pie made with a gluten-free crust. A rich, creamy, guilt free dessert that can be ready in minutes. Made with an avocado and cocoa powder and sweetened with a touch of melted chocolate and honey. Vegan option too!
An indulgent, chocolate dessert recipe can get almost anyone's attention. But what about a rich, creamy, decadent dessert that's actually healthy and low in calories too? Think it's too good to be true? If you're trying to eat healthier this year and still want to enjoy a delightful dessert, this healthy, guilt-free chocolate avocado pie might be the perfect dessert recipe for you.
I'm not the first one to come up with a luscious dessert recipe combining chocolate and avocados and I'm quite certain that I won't be the last. I've finally jumped on board the avocado dessert craze and boy am I glad I did!
You may have seen avocado desserts before but if not, you're in for a wonderful surprise.
You see, the nutrient rich avocado is making its way into the dessert scene and with good reason. When avocados are puréed, they become creamy and take on an a thick pudding-like consistency.
The avocado replaces butter and oil in most dessert recipes and when avocados are mixed with cocoa powder and a sweetener, they transform into an exquisite mousse-like chocolate pudding.
How To Make A Chocolate Avocado Dessert
For this simple chocolate avocado pie recipe, I begin by puréeing a whole avocado in a food processor or blender.
To the avocado, I add a little bit of cocoa powder, a touch of honey, a pinch of salt and a small amount of melted chocolate and vanilla. The addition of melted chocolate makes the taste of the avocado almost undetectable.
After the ingredients are blended together, pour the velvety smooth chocolate mousse into the simple crust which is made only from ground walnuts and dates.
Press the crumbs into the bottom of a dessert glass, bowl or mini tart pan and top with the chocolate avocado mousse. The crust doesn't even need to bake!
This chocolate avocado pie recipe serves one person and can easily be doubled if you'd like to make a second.
It's a healthy, indulgent, gluten-free dessert and you can make it vegan by swapping maple syrup for the honey.
Other Avocado Recipes
For this chocolate avocado pie, I use a 4.75-inch round tart pan (as shown in the pictures).
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For The Crust
- 1/2 cup walnut halves
- 1/3 cup pitted dates (about 5-6)
For The Filling
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips , melted
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
To Make The Crust
- To make the crust, place the walnuts and dates in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Run the processor for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is finely ground. Spoon the mixture out into a 4.5 to 5-inch mini tart pan or small dessert dish and press it evenly into the pan or dish and along the sides. Chill the crust while you make the filling.
To Make The Filling
- To make the filling, blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour this mixture into the tart crust or dessert bowl and use the back of a spoon or a spatula to smooth it over.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Best when enjoyed within 24 hours.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.