Chocolate avocado pie

I’d no sooner set this dark chocolate vegan pie down at a recent ladies’ night get-together than my new friend Brandy asked, “Oh, is that the one that’s made with avocado?”

avacadopie2So much for the “sneaky chef” angle. The good news is, this was a crowd that’s open to all things vegan and experimental. The pie was a hit.

I got the recipe from Elizabeth, aka triathlonobsession, who added tofu to hers for a presumably creamier taste and texture.  I didn’t have any tofu handy, but I did have everything else — avocadoes, dates, almonds, agave nectar, coconut oil, sea salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder —  so I used the original recipe she got from Gluten-free Gus. (My Hershey’s Special  Dark cocoa powder  probably wasn’t as powerful as what they used, but it provided decent flavor.)

Mine didn’t come out as elegant looking as either of theirs, but I will say this: It didn’t last long. This lone remaining piece you see in the photo disappeared shortly after the picture was taken.


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2 Responses to Chocolate avocado pie

  1. I’m so glad you tried it. Isn’t it just the easiest most delicious dessert that’s actually pretty healthy? I’m making again next weekend for a pot luck but no tofu–a friend is allergic to all legumes and that includes soy beans (and tofu). The dark chocolate looks rich—I’m running low on cocoa powder!

  2. tischcaylor says:

    I think all that green from the avocado makes the dark chocolate look even darker … thanks for this recipe, I’m definitely making this one again!

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