Gluten-free Dairy-free Soy-free Egg-free Chocolate Mousse and Bon-Bon Recipe

Dear Readers,
I know it has been quite a while since I posted, and that just isn’t like me. Life intruded on my blogging- and with all that was going on, I just couldn’t concentrate on the Book of Yum. I had to spend some time only focusing on my PhD work, and the time that was left over went to Baby Yum. I’ve also been trying to decide some things about the future of the Book of Yum, like advertising. I’ve been pouring my soul into this little blog for two- or is it three- years now, and in that time I decided to have some small amount of advertising, mostly to assuage my guilt over spending so much time on something that doesn’t pay the rent (or dissertation fees). Well, the market has changed and now I have to make some tough decisions that make me question if it is fair to everybody in my family for me to try to keep this blog going while also being a dedicated Mommy and PhD student. When it comes down to it, though, I love this little blog too much to quit, and I would feel sad to abandon my dedicated vegetarian or allergy-sensitive readers whose lives are complicated by being gluten-free. So… here I am, again, posting. And- never fear, although I am taking this month off of the Adopt-a-gluten-free Blogger event, I intend to host it next month, unless anyone else volunteers.

This recipe has been begging to be posted since I first made it. Soy-based vegan chocolate mousse recipes are a dime a dozen (although possibly quite yummy) but finding one free of most major allergens is quite a challenge. Sorry to those of you who can’t have avocado- I’m afraid it is indispensable to this recipe. However, I hope those of you who are nut, dairy, soy, and gluten free will enjoy it. The ingredients are simple, but magical in this combination. I’d like to try it with a little bit of steamed or canned peach or mango blended in- but I thought I’d better post quickly while Baby Yum is still asleep! It is suitable for a Raw Foods Diet, if you do processed Agave. I’ve tried other oils and other sweeteners but wasn’t happy with them… so in the end, it had to be coconut oil and agave. A yummy nut oil or maple syrup might be interesting, too… And if you are chocolate sensitive and don’t worry about shared equipment, you could use Chatwick carob powder for a carob version, although I haven’t tried it myself. This chocolate mousse is a perfect chocolate “fix” and even better for busy mommies (or students, or daddies, etc) in its frozen bon-bon form. Enjoy! I’ve missed you guys!

Gluten-free No-Soy Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Ingredients
1 avocado
1 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup agave nectar

*if you want to be fancy, 1/2 tsp vanilla, dash of salt

Directions
Combine ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until creamy. Serve!

If you have leftovers, put in ice cube tray for raw frozen chocolate “bon-bons” or put in a Popsicle tray and freeze. Once frozen, the bon-bons can be put into a freezer safe container and stored for weeks or possibly months, although mine never last that long!


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25 Responses to “Gluten-free Dairy-free Soy-free Egg-free Chocolate Mousse and Bon-Bon Recipe”

  1. This sounds great! You should put “sugar-free” in the name along with the other -frees! I can’t have sugar, but can have agave, so I love that you didn’t use sugar (so many allergen free recipes have tons of sugar!). I also love that there are only four ingredients! Love the blog by the way – glad you are not giving it up. :)

  2. You are awesome!
    Healthy and yummy looking…
    Thank you for sharing :)
    ??Polynat??

  3. Looks great! I make a similar version with avocado, banana, cocoa or carob powder (usually I use Bob’s Red Mill carob), and a bit of raw honey. It’s SO delicious!

  4. Good idea Kirstin! I added sugar-free as a category tab.

    Thanks Polynat.

    M- the recipe that inspired me had banana- but I found it somewhat overpowering. I like my chocolate unadulterated! lol. I bet if one could do strawberry, that would be a tasty addition… I like it straight chocolate, though. I tried a version with grapeseed oil and honey but it ended up tasting way too “healthy” for me. hee hee.

  5. Valerie (m.) Says:

    This looks awesome!! I’ve been making a similar mousse lately that I found in a raw foods cookbook. It uses soaked dates (I cheat and “soak” them in water in the microwave, so that they are ready in a couple of minutes, and then feel guilty that the author of my raw foods cookbook would *not* approve), avocado, cocoa powder, a little agave nectar, a little vanilla extract, and I think that’s all. It is dreamy fabulously wonderful, on a par with some of the best mousses I have ever had. So I bet yours is amazing too!!

  6. I just wanted to say that I love your blog and don’t want you to abandon it. I moved to China shortly after I “discovered” you, so I’m just saving up recipes until I get to do most of my own cooking again. Being a gluten-free vegetarian is not easy!

    My efforts at monetizing my own blog were pretty dismal, so I can understand the problem there. I’ll try to make a better effort to click through from the feed and see if there are any interesting ads to click on!

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  8. This is a beautiful recipe. So simple and I love the twist of the bon-bons. Lovely.

    The best of wishes to you on blog decisions! I’m sure its a challenging situation to be in. I love your recipes though :)

    ~Aubree Cherie

  9. ooh, yummy. very exciting.
    and whatever decisions you make will work for sure–you do a great service by blogging.

  10. That looks so good; four ingredients and no fancy equipment!
    My blogging partner Rita is arriving from Virginia in a few weeks and guess what we are going to make . . . . Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes as often as you can manage. We subscribe so we won’t miss a single one.

  11. First off, that is such a great idea about the avocado. I never thought of that before. I have to get some cocoa and try it.

    Second, even though I haven’t been around that long and don’t have that big of a following, yet. I would love to host an adopt-a-gluten-free-blogger event. Plus, I would really love to help you out. I got my degree right before I got pregnant, so I understand how much time you don’t have. But I can’t imagine doing it all at once. Whew! And mine was just a bachelor’s.

    Please, just let me know what I need to do. Just send me an email. It should be attached to this comment.

  12. Keeping blogging also means accumulating new readers, like me! Hurrah! (For me, probably more than you :P) I’ve never been a fan of avocado but I adore chocolate heart and soul, so thank you for finding a way for me to incorporate avocados in my life!

  13. You picked a great-looking recipe to make a reappearance! :) I must try it…SOON.

  14. Sea
    It does get complicated-this motherhood thing. Glad to see you back and I actually have all the ingredients for this recipe. Having to fine-tune the GF diet and looking for a new approach.
    Wendy

  15. Just licking the screen now. I’ve never tried the avocado in these types of recipes but everyone is making them and they say the taste is great. I must try this!

  16. Thank you!

    My children and I were just confirmed w/ multiple allergies, and I really wanted something simple and allergen-safe to show them life isn’t over.

    (We used honey instead, and crushed a bit of ice in too. Worked well!)

    Just embarking, but thankful for the internet and food sites like these.

  17. Amy Jane,
    Great! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. Good luck with your household allergies! I know it can make cooking complicated, but there are some great support sites/recipes online to help.

    -Sea

  18. This was fabulous. It will become a regular dish served to friends and family. What a surprise.
    Wendy

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  20. just tried it and i love it. great idea. :)

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  23. I’m trying 1-2 allergy recipes a weekend. I just tried this one & love it. Thanks for sharing.

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