Sweet Potato & Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse (VG, GF)
Can you think of a better way to end the week than indulging in a cup of this sweet potato & hazelnut chocolate mousse?
Free of refined sugar, gluten and dairy, it makes a perfect dessert for anyone following a whole food plant-based diet. Not only is it nutritious and takes literally no time to prepare, but it also tastes better than any store bought chocolate mousse.
If you enjoy healthy and rich desserts, this recipe is certainly for you.
SWEET POTATO & HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE
YIELD: makes 4 servings
2 cups of mashed baked sweet potatoes (around 1.5 big sweet potatoes)
1/2 cup of raw hazelnuts
8 pitted Medjool dates
2 tbsp of maple syrup
4 heaped tbsp of cacao powder
2 pinches of salt
240ml of cashew milk or any other plant milk
For garnish (optional): chopped hazelnuts, cacao nibs, hemp seeds and lavender flowers
Start by baking the sweet potatoes with the skin at 200°C/400°F for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Once they're ready, scoop them out of the skin and mash them a bit with a fork. Once cooled down, continue to step 2.
Blend 2 cups of the mashed sweet potatoes with the rest of the ingredients using a high speed blender or food processor into a mousse like consistency. It's ok if it's not perfectly smooth, it's still perfectly tasty!
Serve the mousse into four cups/glasses of your choice and let it cool in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
Sprinkle some garnish on top and enjoy!
Hope you like today's recipe! If you decide to make it, feel free to share the result on Instagram.
Don't forget to tag me @nutritious.plants so I can see your creations. :)