A rich vegan chocolate mousse with banana? Yes. You. Can. This vegan recipe created by Bosh! is perfect for all ages, capturing your childhood desperation to ditch the yoghurt and opt for a mousse, while also indulging those mature tastebuds with a melange of luxurious flavours from cinnamon to mint.
If you happen to have any bananas knocking about in your fruit bowl and you're sad to see that they're past their best... we're here to remind you that every cloud has a silver lining. This recipe will work a treat with over ripened bananas! Rich and decadent, these little chocolate pots taste expensive so give them a whirl to wow your buddies! If you like it sweeter, add a little more maple syrup.
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- 4 servings
- 3 ripe bananas (300g peeled weight)
- 150ml oat cream
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 75ml maple syrup
- 150g cocoa powder
- 50g fresh blueberries
- a handful of mint leaves
1. Peel and roughly chop the bananas
2. Put the bananas, oat cream, cinnamon and maple syrup in the blender and blitz until smooth
3. Add the cocoa powder and blitz again until smooth
Time to chill, garnish and serve...
4. Transfer the mousse to serving glasses and chill for at least 30 minutes until thickened
5. Remove the glasses from the fridge, top with the blueberries and mint leaves and serve
What to use instead of bananas
If you don't want to use bananas, or can't use them due to an allergy, try avocado instead! In fact, Jamie Olive uses avocado in his vegan chocolate mousse recipe, and it is seriously smooth. Avocado has great fat content and a silky texture that really helps to create the right consistency for chocolate mousse.
Coconut is another great dairy alternative, and you can use coconut milk or coconut cream for a deliciously thick, creamy chocolate mousse. Coconut and avocado also can be used together.
Finally consider using aquafaba, which is basically chickpea water. When whipped, it's very similar to beaten egg whites and mixes well with chocolate.