Avocado chocolate mousse pie

Bountiful avocados: reason 28374 why it’s nice to live in California.

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I remember when we brought Liv to Disneyland when she was an itty thing, and I ordered an omelet with avocado. The omelet had HALF an avocado on top. Coming from Tucson, where extra ‘cado is at least $5 and you get 3 measly slices, this was a Christmas miracle. I was so excited.

Welcome to the land of avocados. This is where they’re super inexpensive at the grocery store, and where the Pilot’s kind coworker surprises you with enormous avocados from his own backyard. They’re unlike anything I’ve found at the supermarket; far more meat than pit, and so buttery they’ll make you weep tears of joy. 

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We have a bit of an avocado surplus over here. I usually use this as a chance to make a giant batch of guacamole, but thought I’d switch it up a bit and make a raw chocolate mousse.

And just because everything is better in pie form,

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I smoothed it into an almond meal crust and topped with chocolate shavings. This is one fancypants-looking dessert that’s surprisingly healthy.

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This pie recipe does not contain refined sugar, and is gluten and dairy free. It’s rich, luscious and tastes indulgent…. when it’s really like eating a salad, right?

Also, the avocados add a great dose of healthy fats, which is also great for beautiful hair, skin, nails and satisfying hunger. I ate some with breakfast. 😉

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try!!

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie
A decadent dessert option, which is low in sugar, gluten/grain-free, and also packs a dose of healthy fats.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
For the crust
  1. 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  2. 2 medjool dates, pitted
  3. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  4. Pinch of sea salt
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
For the filling
  1. 3 cups of avocado meat
  2. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  8. 1 tablespoon honey
  1. 1. In a food processor, combine the crust ingredients and pulse until a crumbly dough starts to form.
  2. 2. Press the dough mixture onto the bottom of a standard springform pan, or individual ramekins.
  3. 3. In a high-speed blender, blend the avocado, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, honey, and salt until smooth. Add in the cocoa powder, and blend until smooth. Finally, add the coconut oil and blend until smooth.
  4. 4. Pour the mousse on top of the pie crust and place in the fridge to set.
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Favorite avocado use? What types of produce are plentiful near you right now??

Some more of my favorite avocado recipes:

Chocolate avocado chia pudding

 Tuna salad stuffed avocado

Avocado chicken salad

The kale salad to my heart

Avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream



Congrats to the winner of our Justin’s giveaway: Emily H.! I will email you so the almond butter fairy can get your prize on the way. Stay tuned for another incredible giveaway tomorrow afternoon!

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  1. Chelsea Anthony says:

    I just bought like 15 avocados because Sprouts was having an amazing sale. I mashed all but 5 of them up and put them in freezer bags to enjoy guacamole/avocado all year!

  2. This sounds and looks dreamy!
    Packed with so much goodness, I know what I am buying on my next shopping trip… though I don’t think the avocados north of the border are as tasty, but still worth it!

  3. Haha…fancy pants. You must be watching the Housewives of the OC like me. This sounds amazeballs! Lately zucchini has been multiplying in my refrigerator. Tonight I finally spiralized it with some ground turkey and tomato sauce for a quick “spaghetti” night.

    • Fitnessista says:

      i’ve actually never gotten into those shows! are they good?! we had something similar for dinner tonight too 🙂

  4. Oh that does sounds nice. Restaurants are stingy with avocados here in the Midwest too. Avocados in your backyard? Amazing!

  5. This looks awesome! I love avocados so much! I out them in smoothies, sandwiches, salads, eggs…pretty much anything! We have these really interesting avocados where we live. They are gigantic and they are more watery than normal avocados but still creamy and delicious!

  6. Dear lord, I love Avocado! This looks amazing!

  7. This looks heavenly!

  8. Making this over the weekend- yummy dessert for Sunday dinner! And better yet,no need to turn on the oven!

  9. You weren’t kidding about it being a bomb recipe! I love avocado with chocolate!

    If I ever have extra avocados I chunk them up and freeze them for smoothies (just like bananas). Makes yummy smoothies!!

  10. Okay, reading about the abundance of avocados there makes this avocado-loving Midwesterner sooooo jealous! This recipe sounds divine 🙂

  11. Just. Finished. This. BAHHH. SOO GOOD.

  12. I was very skeptical of this mousse, but holy cow- SO GOOD.

  13. The picture makes this recipe look more like a tart than a pie, but I made it in a regular pie dish and it was a lot thicker. This is an awesome recipe. LOVE IT.

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