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Mini Vegan Mocha Pudding Pies

Updated on December 11, 2017
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Sarah is a food blogger from the Adirondack Park. She is the author of Health Indulgence Blog, where she posts vegan and vegetarian recipes.

For the Crust Lovers

If you're one of those people that picks the crust off of the edge of the pie pan, this recipe is for you.

I will warn, this isn't your typical graham cracker crust; this crust is loaded with a key nutrient, omega 3 fatty acids.

topped with slivered almonds, buckwheat kernels, and espresso powder
topped with slivered almonds, buckwheat kernels, and espresso powder

Omega 3 Agents

Walnuts

Chia Seed

One Crust Loaded with Many Good Things

I've been reading up on omega 3 fatty acids, and I learned that walnuts and chia seeds are great sources for this important nutrient.


If you haven't heard yet, omega 3s are considered a good fat, and it's a good idea to try and squeeze good fats into our diet whenever we can.

Why?

They are complex nutrients that give us long-lasting energy.


Some other plant-based foods that consist a high number of good fats are avocado, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, and even tofu.


Instant Pudding with only 3 Ingredients

  • Silken Tofu
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Coffee Syrup

I've been using silken tofu a lot the more I try to maintain a vegan diet, and I am so amazed at how easy it is to work with.

The flavor of silken tofu to some is very strong, but I promise, it's easy to work with. This is the second time I've made a sweet treat with silken tofu, and I find that adding some sweetness helps a lot.


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6 mini pies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 6 tbsp Coffee Syrup, divided
  • 1.5 cups silken tofu
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Grease a 6-count muffin tin with coconut oil.
  2. Combine the oats, walnuts, chia seeds, and 3 tbsp of coffee syrup in a food processor or blender. Then press the mixture into the muffin tin.
  3. Combine with silken tofu, cocoa powder, and 3 tbsp coffee syrup in a food processor or blend. Then, evenly divide the mixture among the muffin tin.
  4. Allow the mini pies to set in the fridge for about 25 minutes, and then top them with whatever you like.
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© 2017 Sarah

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      Sarah 4 months ago from Providence

      Thank you so much! If you try them, let me know what you think :)

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      Linda Crampton 4 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting recipe. I've never seen anything like it before. I love mocha desserts, so I think I would enjoy your pudding pies. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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