Creamy pie that is sweet, but not overly sweet, with a rich chocolate flavor. No one will believe it’s actually good for you! Inspired by blog posts from Carrie on Living and Produce on Parade.
Ingredients for 1 pie, about 8-10 slices
- ½ cup almonds
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp date sugar (or other natural sweetener)
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp cornstarch or tapioca starch
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp applesauce
- 2 tbsp unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 12 oz silken tofu (extra firm recommended)
- 1 ½ cup pitted dates*
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
- ½ tsp xanthan gum (optional- for texture)
* To prepare the dates for the filling, I recommend placing them in a (microwave safe) bowl, covering with water, and microwaving for 1 to 2 minutes to help soften them and help with processing (drain water before adding to recipe).
- Preheat oven to 350 F, and lightly grease a 9 inch pie plate.
- Add all the dry crust ingredients to a food processor until finely ground. Add in the applesauce and milk.
- Press the dough into the pie plate and bake for 15 minutes.
- Rinse/clean out your food processor.
- Add all filling ingredients to it, and process until smooth.
- Pour filling into the prepared crust, and smooth out the top, and bake for 22 to 25 minutes.
- Top with fresh berries if desired!