Chia Seed/Avocado Chocolate Mousse Cakes

In my endeavors to create a healthy lifestyle for myself I have constantly struggled with my diet.  I am a sucker for chocolate and a major carb craver.  Despite my reasonably full on fitness regime I was beginning to feel as if my diet was cancelling out all the hard work I was doing at the gym.  Not to mention starting to negatively affect other aspects of my life.  Instead of depriving my body completely of the foods that really satisfy me I have been searching for healthy alternatives that still taste delicious but give me more nutritional value.

I found two recipes online which I combined to create a new concoction I like to call healthy avocado chocolate mousse cakes.

I know avocado in a dessert does not sound particularly appealing.  But I promise you cannot taste the avocado.  This dessert is delicious, rich, luscious and relatively easy to make – a positive if you’re like me and find there are not enough hours in a day.

To make these delicious mousse cakes you will need..

Brownie base

  • 4 oz Baking chocolate (or raw Cacao nibs for a healthier options)recipe
  • 1T Coconut Oil
  • 2 Large Avocados
  • ½ cup Honey or Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1T Vanilla extract
  • 1T Coconut Flour
  • 3 Eggs – I prefer Free-range (a happy chicken = a healthier egg) but it is the baker’s discretion.
  • ½ t Baking Soda
  • ½ t Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • ½ t Salt


Mousse topping

  • 2 Large Avocados (ripe is best as it is easier to mash to a smooth consistency) – nobody likes lumpy mouse.
  • 1/3 cup Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3T Coconut Oil
  • 1t Vanilla extract
  • ½ t ground chia seeds (if you don’t have a mortar and pestle don’t fret; I have made the recipe with whole chia seeds and it tastes just as delicious.)


And let’s not forget the health benefits Chia Seeds bring to the food pyramid.

Chia Seed Benefits

  • Veganchia
  • Great source of fiber
  • Full of anti-oxidants
  • Weight loss (hunger suppressant)
  • Balances blood sugar
  • Gluten free
  • Rich in Omega 3
  • Rich in Protein
  • Rich in anti-oxidants
  • Gives sustainable energy
  • Anti-aging (healthy skin, hair and nails)
  • Chia can replace butter and eggs when baking
  • Have no flavour, but magnify the taste of what they are added to




Brownie base

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, or using a double boiling method, melt the baking chocolate and coconut oil together.
  2. Puree the avocados in a food processer (a stick blender will suffice too) ensure there are no lumps.
  3. Fold the chocolate into the avocados in a large mixing bowl.
  4. With an electric mixer, beat the remaining ingredients into the batter until smooth.
  5. Grease a baking tray (recipe suggests an 8×8 pan however I chose to use tart ramekins) and pour the batter in smoothing out the edges
  6. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 mins.
  7. Cool in the fridge while you start on your mousse topping.


Mousse topping


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender/with a stick blender until smooth and silky.
  2. Once brownie base is cooled and firm use spatula to divide the mousse topping amongst ramekins/ spread it over brownie surface if you chose to use a baking tray.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving (allowing the chia seeds to thicken.
  4. Sprinkle with strawberrys, chopped almonds, walnuts, cocoa nibs or top with some whipped cream or Greek yogurt before serving.  recipe 1


Bon apatite!


Quick, easy and healthy.


Please try give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.

It totally fills my chocolate cravings and is a great healthy alternative for a dessert.


The original recipes can be found at…


and Avocado brownies


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