A Healthy Dessert – Tofu Chocolate Mousse
I love my desserts and finding healthy ones is kind of an obsession with me. I had never thought of using tofu in a healthy dessert recipe until we tried this little dish. This chocolate mousse is amazing!
I have always thought of tofu as something to replace meat in vegan dishes but this recipe has given me a whole new insight on the benefits of using tofu in cooking.
We got this recipe from our friend and amazing chef Dawn who in turn took this from the “Zen Monastery Cookbook“. A superior addition to anyone’s cookbook collection. It can be used as a pie filling although we found it just perfect as a mousse served with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped coconut cream.
- 1½ 10.5 - ounce packs firm silken tofu
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup semi or bitter sweet chocolate chips
- Combine tofu, cocoa, maple syrup, vanilla and salt in a food processor until very smooth.
- Melt chocolate chips carefully in a double boiler.
- Add to tofu mixture and process again until smooth. Chill.
Serves 8 — Assuming that you are willing to share!
We are learning that we can create delicious desserts that are good for you and taste great too. One of the places we go for a great healthy dessert recipe is The Raw Chef site. He has a whole course just about making healthy raw desserts. Some of the healthy recipes that he has are; raw crepes, a raw chocolate caramel brownie, chocolate layer cakes, healthy tiramisu and vanilla cheesecake.