I think one of the best ways to introduce new people to raw foods is through healthy desserts. People are always amazed at how simple, whole food desserts can taste so good, without using a stick of butter and a pound of white flour. We have avocados dripping from our trees right now, so I thought it would be fun to get in the kitchen and play around with some fun avocado dessert recipes!
This Raw Avocado Fudge Pie is so easy, you’ll be amazed at how quick it is to make.
Raw Kitchen Essentials
For this raw avocado fudge pie recipe, you’ll need either a blender or a food processor. These are two of the top 4 raw food kitchen tools I recommend stocking your kitchen with. I use and recommend the 14-cup Cuisinart Food Processor, but if this is too big to suite your needs and you’re looking for something smaller, consider the 7-cup Cuisinart Food Processor, it’s a smaller and more affordable model. As for blenders, I’m a big fan of the Vitamix. If you don’t have one yet, I totally recommend going with the Deluxe Vitamix Edition.
Raw Avocado Fudge Pie Recipe
Depending on how much you want to make, this recipe is easily scalable to make a large 9 inch pie or a couple of mini pies like we did. We used 3/4’s cup of each ingredient. In a food processor or a blender, blend together equal parts of the following ingredients:
- Raw cacao powder
- Sweetener (we used coconut sugar, but you can also use honey if you like)
- A splash of vanilla
Blend until smooth, place in a bowl in the fridge or freezer.
Next you have to make the raw pie crust. You can follow the this raw, gluten-free pie crust recipe or another way you can make it is to blend together equal parts of dried mulberry, coconut shreds and dates until they are nice and sticky.
Sprinkle some coconut shreds on the bottom of the tin (a good trick to prevent sticking!)
Line the bottom of a mini spring form pie tin (the ones that you can open up the sides and remove it without touching the pie) with pie crust.
Grab the fudge batter out of the fridge or freezer. And layer the avocado fudge with slices of banana.
Top the raw fudge pie with banana slices, or as another option, raw cacao nibs or coconut shreds.
Place in the fridge again to chill for 10-15 minutes, serve and enjoy!
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Aloha from Hawaii 😉
Live Free, Laura D