This one is for my sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free people! Oh, and the raw food eaters if you are out there. Are you out there?
If you’ll remember, last week I took part in a baking challenge that had me adopting another gluten-free blogger. So I chose Heather from Life, Gluten-Free because I’ve really been wanting to try some of her super healthy recipes. Last week I successfully tested the Chocolate Fudge with Sunbutter Swirls . And um, they were super yummy.
So today I got up the nerve to try one of Heather’s raw food desserts. If you’re unfamiliar with raw food, it means just that. The food is RAW. I’m not sure I’ve ever made a raw dessert before (do fresh berries count?).
So I’m sure you’re wondering how on earth is a pie not baked? I was skeptical at first too. I think that’s why I waited so long. If you know me though, you know that food MUST taste good in order for me to eat it.
Well this passed my yummy test.
Here’s a list of the ingredients so you know what I was working with:
pie crust - sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, a date, honey, and coconut oil
filling – unsweetened cocoa powder, honey, coconut oil, and avocado
I know!!! I know, relax. It DID taste good. Can you believe it? A.V.O.C.A.D.O. We love our avocado in this house. But in dessert? Are you kidding me?
Seriously, if you tasted this chocolate pie without knowing, YOU WOULD NOT KNOW that avocado was in there!
I did make a couple of changes based on taste and an avocado that was just not ripe (don’t you hate it when you slice into a beautiful avocado and it’s not ready). I followed the pie crust recipe to a tee (including soaking the seeds overnight). However, I added a ripe banana and some almond butter to the filling. Smart, I know We love the chocolate and peanut butter marriage almost as much as we love the Angelina and Brad marriage.
So? You’re wondering what it tasted like. We weren’t huge fans on the crust (I can hear my Uncle John laughing at the thought of a seed crust, “Did ya share the pie with some birds?”). But we did LOVE LOVE LOVE the filling.
Next time I make this I will skip the pie crust and put the filling in ramekins (little bowls) and chill it that way. It would make for a yummy and healthy treat for my babes. And I think anyone who tried it would like it (FYI the coconut flavour was there). It was fast to prep too – I’m all over the “throw it in the food processor” recipe.
I can’t post the recipe here so click on this link and check out Heather’s blog and her recipe for this yummy little chocolate pie. I do hope you’ll give it a try.
P.S. I have some good friends who are on a little break from refined sugars (bless their healthy little hearts) and they read my blog so girls YOU BETTER TRY THIS and report back!