Wow, I can’t believe it’s already December! Only three more weeks until Christmas! Isn’t it crazy how time flies? I just started trying some festive vegan desserts for the holidays and I absolutely loved this gingerbread avocado chocolate mousse, so I had to share it with you guys!
It’s super easy to make (you need less than 5 minutes, how awesome is that?!), incredibly creamy, sugar-free, and packed with nutrients! Oh, and it’s also gluten free and of course vegan!
Until a few years ago, I never imagined that chocolate pudding could be this healthy or rather that it could be healthy at all! The secret ingredient are avocados. Not only are they super yummy, but they’re also rich in healthy fats, vitamin k, and folate. Besides, avocados do not contain any cholesterol and are very low in saturated fats. It’s not surprising that they’re often referred to as a superfood, is it? I also love eating them on bread, in salads, or just by themselves with a little pinch of kala namak.
They’re just soooo incredibly yummy and versatile!!!
Ever since I first tried avocado chocolate pudding, I absolutely loved it! I was so surprised that you can’t even taste the avocados the slightest bit. I really does taste like regular chocolate pudding only it’s so much healthier! We usually eat it with some fresh berries and coconut cream, but this time I added gingerbread spice to make it a bit more festive and special. I thought it couldn’t get better, but it really can!!
You only need five ingredients: Two ripe avocados, one large banana, cacao powder, almond milk, and gingerbread spice. For those of you who have never heard of gingerbread spice, it usually is a mixture of cinnamon, anise, coriander, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and pepper. You can either order it online on amazon
or make it yourself. Or maybe you’re lucky and find it in a grocery store.
To top it off, I added a couple of raspberries, some coconut cream and sprinkled it with chocolate and cinnamon. If you want you can also sweeten it with agave instead of dates, but I just love to use dates that are kinda like nature’s candy!
I hope you like this healthy version of vegan chocolate mousse as much as I do! If you give it a try let me know. :-)
Hope you all have a great week!
Gingerbread Avocado Chocolate Mousse
For the chocolate avocado mousse:
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 large banana
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 6 dates
- 1/2 cup almond milk or other plant-based milk
- 1 teaspoon gingerbread spice
For the topping:
- coconut cream
- fresh berries
- dark chocolate
- Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.
- Serve it together with coconut cream and fresh berries and sprinkle it with dark chocolate and cinnamon.
I loooove avocado pudding so much! This looks awesome!
The trick is to get avocados that are perfectly ripe, not too green and not too ripe. Also delish with peppermint extract instead of gingerbread spice!!
I love this kind of cream!
So glad you like it! :-)
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
I’ve never made the famous avocado pudding, but a gingerbread version may just do it!
You’re really missing out, Rebecca! ;-) It’s sooo delicious and simple to make. I already had it a couple of times, but this times I added dates and bananas and it made a huge difference.
Linda @ Veganosity
I love this recipe! I have several avocados that need to be eaten stat. Now I know what to do with them. :)
So glad you like it, Linda! :-) Let me know if you give it a try!
Manali @ CookWithManali
wow this mousse sounds delicious! I need to try this vegan version!
Thanks, Manali! Let me know how you liked it. :-)
Sina, gingerbread is one of my favorite things!! This looks soooo dreamy!
So glad you like them, Jenn! :-)
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
There are so many fruits in here disguised as a creamy chocolate dessert it makes me incredibly happy…and hungry! I didn’t had much luck with avocado chocolate pudding the one time I tried it, but I think the banana and dates are what I was missing. Those two are superstar ingredients I think :) And adding the gingerbread flavor is brilliant, I love that in every form right now. Great quick and yummy recipe Sina <3
Thanks, Natalie! I already had it a couple of times, but this was the first time I added banana and it made such a difference. It makes it a lot creamier! And I totally agree with you, these two really are superstar ingredients!! I seriously couldn’t live without them! :-)
The Vegan 8
This is so pretty Sina! Would you believe I’ve never tried avocado mousse yet?! I really need to. This looks fabulous and I love that you added gingerbread spice, what a wonderful idea!
Thanks, Brandi! Oh really? You’re missing out! I was pretty skeptical about it at first (I mean it sounds kinda crazy, right?!), but it’s sooo good! :-)
Wow – this is absolutely amazing. I love your use of ingredients. My mouth is watering.
Thanks so much, Trinity! :-)