Recipe: No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Pie

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Pie — the ultimate comfort food. Whether you prefer your pie sweet, savory, baked, or chilled, there’s something for every palate.

While pie may carry a bad rep for being high in trans or saturated fats and sugar, the good news is that it can be healthy. Take this recipe for no-bake chocolate pie; the crust is made from almonds, oats, coconut, and dates. It supplies healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, antioxidants, and fiber—and is vegan-friendly to boot!

All around, this pie is a great option for satisfying your dessert craving without compromising your healthy diet.

No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Pie

 

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Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup dried coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • ½ cup raw oats
  • ½ cup dates, pitted
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Filling:

  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup honey or agave syrup
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup dark chocolate nibs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Measure almonds, coconut, oats, dates, and salt into a food processor and process on high until well mixed and grainy. Add 1-2 tbsp. of water if the dates are particularly dry.
  2. Press this mixture into a pie plate, forming an even layer along the bottom and sides.
  3. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.

Filling:

  1. In a medium pot, heat coconut milk, salt, cocoa powder, and honey/agave syrup until warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine almond milk and cornstarch. Mix until dissolved.
  3. Add the cornstarch mixture to the pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for three minutes while stirring continuously.
  4. Remove pot from heat, then stir in vanilla and chocolate until smooth.
  5. Pour mixture into the chilled pie crust and refrigerate overnight.