Salted Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Maple Syrup Recipe

Kelcie Gene Papp
June 11, 2024
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This Salted Chocolate Avocado Mousse offers a luxuriously indulgent treat, thoughtfully crafted for those who cherish both their wellness and the richness of plant-based alternatives.


Welcome to the first instalment of our new series - The Good Table. Our first recipe? A dessert that's as nourishing as it is luxurious: a Salted Chocolate Avocado Mousse, intentionally made from sugar-free cacao powder, ripe bananas, grade A maple syrup, natural peanut butter, and just a hint of salt. This mousse not only embodies the essence of conscious consumption but does so without compromising on the richness and depth of flavour we all crave in a dessert. Perfectly balanced and velvety smooth, it stands as a testament to the beauty of plant-based alternatives, offering a guilt-free treat that's bound to become a cherished addition to your dessert repertoire.

Perfect for a Friday night sweet fix during a quiet evening home, a moreish yet simple dessert at your next gathering or a functional post-workout treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and stoned
  • 1 large ripe banana peeled
  • 1 tbsp of grade a dark maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 2 tbsps of organic cacao powder
  • 1 pinch of sea salt


Method

01

Begin by gathering all of your ingredients and ensure your avocado and banana are ripe. Peel the avocado and remove the stone, and peel the banana as well. Measure out your grade A maple syrup, natural peanut butter, and organic cacao powder, setting each aside.

02

Place the peeled avocado and banana into your Vitamix or any high-powered blender. Add in the tablespoon of grade A maple syrup, the tablespoon of peanut butter, and the two tablespoons of organic cacao powder.

03

Secure the lid of your blender and start blending on a medium setting. Gradually increase the power to high, watching as the ingredients combine into a smooth, silken mousse.

Tip: If the ingredients take more time than expected to come together, turn off the power, scrape down the jug, secure the lid and begin to blend again.

04

Once your mousse has reached the desired consistency, creamy and smooth, spoon and smooth the mixture into two individual ramekins.

05

Sprinkle a delicate pinch of sea salt over each ramekin and enjoy.

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FAQs for your Salted Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe

Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?
Yes, honey can be used as a substitute for maple syrup if you're not vegan. The flavour profile will change slightly, offering a different but equally delicious taste.

Is this recipe suitable for vegans?
Absolutely! This Salted Chocolate Avocado Mousse is vegan-friendly as it uses plant-based ingredients. Just ensure your peanut butter and cocoa powder are vegan.

Can I make this mousse without a high-powered blender?
While a high-powered blender ensures a smooth and creamy texture, you can use a food processor or a standard blender. You might need to blend longer and scrape down the sides more frequently.

How long does this mousse keep in the fridge?
This mousse is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap to prevent the mousse from absorbing other flavoUrs.

Can this recipe be made in advance?
Yes, you can make this mousse a day in advance. It's actually beneficial as it allows the flavours to meld together. Just remember to add the sea salt before serving, not before storing.

Is there a nut-free alternative to peanut butter in this recipe?
For a nut-free version, you can substitute sunflower seed butter or tahini for the peanut butter. The flavor will be slightly different but still delicious.

Can I freeze the avocado mousse for a frozen treat?
Yes, this mousse can be frozen for up to a month. Freeze it in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving for a creamy texture.

How can I make this mousse more chocolatey?
For a more intense chocolate flavour, add an extra tablespoon of cacao powder or incorporate a few dark chocolate chips into the blend. Adjust according to taste preference.

Can I add toppings to this mousse?
Definitely! Fresh berries, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or a dollop of whipped coconut cream make excellent toppings for this mousse.

Is it important to use ripe avocados and bananas?
Yes, using ripe avocados and bananas is crucial for achieving the right sweetness and creamy texture without the need for additional sweeteners.

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Kelcie Gene Papp
Founder & Editor