Looks to good to be true, doesn’t it???
A chocolaty, decadent dessert…that’s all anyone needs to know!
But, underneath it all is chia seeds, oats, flax and tofu sweetened with a little bit of chocolate and agave. Yes, tofu! I even fooled my husband with this one! Silken tofu is used as the “pudding” making for a healthier dessert. I am so happy I found this simple crust recipe, I will definitely use it again with other pies! I just made minor substitutions and used the entire recipe for one pie to create a thicker crust.
Here’s the recipe!
Toasted Coconut Chocolate Cream Pie
For the crust:
2 teaspoons chia seeds
6 teaspoons water
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (gluten free if desired)
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons agave syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup warm water
-Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Spray a large pie plate with coconut oil cooking spray and set aside.
-In a small cup, mix together chia seeds and water. Set aside and allow chia seeds to form a gel, around 5 minutes.
-In a small bowl combine oats, flax, shredded coconut and salt.
-In another bowl, stir together coconut oil, warm water, agave and chia seed gel.
-Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Press mixture into the bottom of the pie plate and place in the oven.
-Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden.
For the filling:
1 1/2 cups silken tofu
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons agave syrup
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
-Melt chocolate chips, stirring continuously.
(I used a double boiler, but you can use a saucepan or melt in the microwave)
-Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until well combined and “fluffy.”
-Pour mixture into cooled pie crust and refrigerate until set, around 1 hour.
-Garnish with toasted shredded coconut, berries and cacao sauce.
For cacao sauce:
3 tablespoons cacao powder
2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
small pinch of sea salt
-Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl~
Note: Serve warm as mixture will solidify if cold.
Have a great weekend!