Raw Desserts & Coconut Oil

Since I like to keep things simple when it comes to desserts and am a bit scared of baking, raw desserts are both easy to make and delicious to enjoy.  All you really need is a blender or a food processor, and prep time is often very short.  Once whizzed around, you just pop the treat into the fridge for a few minutes to set and then dive in!

I mainly use coconut oil when creating raw desserts.  I always turn to Carmella at Sunny Raw Kitchen or Heathy Pace at Sweetly Raw for recipes.  These two are a #winning combination when it comes to creating raw foods especially when it comes to sweets.

I’ve been following their blogs since 2005 which means I’ve been drooling over their yummy raw vegan goodies for a really long time.

Carmi’s Fruit and Nut

Jocelyn’s Choconut Brownies

Chocolate Mousse

Strawberry Shortcake
(with the world’s best whipped cream!)

The World’s Best Banana Split

Grape Cheesecake

Vanilla Mint Pudding

Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream

Chocolate Macaroons

Recently, the kind folks over at Kelapo sent me over some coconut oil to test.  It was super cool of them to do so, as I got back into the kitchen and pulled out some easy, yet oldie but goodie recipes.

Here are the things I made with the Kelapo Coconut Oil.  You can find Kelapo products at a store near you or order through their online store.

Raw Chocolate Truffles
recipe inspired by Carmella’s at Sunny Raw Kitchen.

1/2 cup Kelapo Coconut Oil
1/2 cup cacao powder.
2 tbs agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend until smooth in high speed blender or food processor.

Transfer to a mold, a small casserole dish, or even an ice cube tray, then add by hand any of the following: almonds, bananas, and shredded coconut

Enjoy!

Raw Chocolate Mousse


(Since I didn’t take a picture, a google image will have to do! )

For this recipe, I whipped together the following (separately) in my VitaMix:

Chocolate Mousse
2 ripe bananas
1/2 avocado
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp alcohol free vanilla
1/3 cup agave nectar
Coconut water as needed to blend

Carmella’s Whipped Cream Topping
1 cup cashews or a mixture of cashews
1 cup + 2 tablespoons fresh coconut milk (simply blend 1 part dried coconut with 3 parts water in high speed blender)
1/8 – 1/4 cup agave (depending on how sweet you want it)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup Kelapo Coconut Oil
2 teaspoons psyllium husks

 

Spoon chocolate mousse in a bowl, top with whipped cream and fresh berries.

Eat well,
Carolyn

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Raw Desserts & Coconut Oil

  1. That cheesecake looks Incredible!!!

  2. This just made me soo hungry! I think I will try several of them!

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