Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe {Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Egg Free}

by Chrystal Johnson on November 27, 2012

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I love, love, love to bake. Going gluten, dairy and egg free has created so many new challenges with baking that I’m slowly overcoming. Fortunately some of the tricks I’m learning are not only better for my food allergies, but healthier for my whole family too.

I first came across this recipe on Lillian’s Test Kitchen. I modified it slightly, and next time I’ll probably replace the rest of the agave syrup with raw honey (I replaced about half of it with maple syrup in this batch). In addition to not liking how processed agave is, I’m not a huge fan of the taste anymore. However, this pie came out amazing.

I was even more skeptical about using avocado in this recipe than I was the agave. Surprisingly you can’t even taste the avocado. It even fooled Zoë who won’t go near an avocado! It’s a great way to sneak some good avocado fats into your picky eater’s diet. I know if Zoë likes it, pretty much any picky eater will like it!

Even Brian liked it, and he’s very vocal when he doesn’t like my experiments in baking. By the way, he still doesn’t know that avocados were the main ingredient!

Chocolate Mousse Pie Recipe

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups almond meal
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Real Salt
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients

  • 4 ripe organic avocados
  • 1 cup organic cocoa powder
  • ½ cup organic grade B maple syrup
  • ½ cup raw, organic agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1 cup organic strawberries, sliced thinly

Pie Crust Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Put the almond meal, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl and combine.
  3. Put the grapeseed oil, honey and vanilla extract in a small bowl and mix together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and combine.
  5. Put the dough into a 9 ½” pie or cheesecake pan and press to form crust.
  6. Bake the crust for about 10-15 minutes; it should be a nice golden brown.
  7. Set aside to cool completely.

Filling Instructions

  1. Put the avocados in a food processor and mix until they’re very creamy.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, maple syrup, agave syrup and vanilla extract and continue processing until it looks like chocolate pudding.
  3. Transfer the chocolate mousse to a bowl and refrigerate it for 30-60 minutes.
  4. After the crust is completely cooled, line it with the strawberries (it should be a thin layer to leave room for the mousse).
  5. Add the chocolate mousse to the pan and smooth out.
  6. Put the pie into the refrigerator and let it chill for about an hour.
  7. Serve!

If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think!

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Brittney Minor
Twitter: brittleby
November 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

Yum! I have made a chocolate pudding with avocados…I liked it! Pinning!
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2 Mary Dailey December 3, 2012 at 7:54 am

I love chocolate pie period! I have to try this! Thank you!


3 Blessie Nelson May 1, 2013 at 4:08 am

Wow! This is an out of the world recipe with avocados! I should try it!!


4 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 1, 2013 at 6:04 am

Sounds interesting I can’t help but think that it sounds expensive with the ingredients list though.
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5 Karen Glatt May 1, 2013 at 6:56 am

This looks so delicious! I like making my own homemade desserts better than buying them in the store. This is a very good recipe and I like the ingredients. I need to make this for my family!


6 Josephine D May 1, 2013 at 8:13 am

This looks delicious and I can’t believe it has avocados in it! I think it is awesome that you don’t taste the avocado flavor.


7 Shelia Noble May 1, 2013 at 8:13 am

I love Chocolate of ant kind. I will try this recipe for sure. Thank you.
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8 Angela Yeremenko May 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

Wow, this looks great! And with avocado! Will need to try this!


9 Colleen Schilinski May 1, 2013 at 8:27 am

This sounds so good – I printed this recipe and plan on making it this week-end. Thank You


10 Amanda Rauch May 1, 2013 at 8:27 am

I have never used almond meal before-that sounds pretty interesting! Also, your pie looks amazing :)


11 claudia ellis May 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

this recipe sounds fantastic! I will have to give this a try, we are also gf and dairy free and egg free!


12 D Schmidt May 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

This is such an interesting recipe and not something I would usually try but I am going to because it looks fantastic!


13 katherine May 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

I’ve been on the hunt for a good, gluten-free crust – I’ve have to give this a try! Thanks!!


14 lisa May 1, 2013 at 8:42 am

This sounds good! I am totally making this for my mother, who is gluten intolerant!


15 Vunda V May 1, 2013 at 9:05 am

that looks SO good! nice job!


16 Briyick May 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

Looks great! Will definitely try this recipe.


17 dorothy turner May 1, 2013 at 9:31 am

I never tried a dessert with those ingredients before.


18 Regina May 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

This looks amazing!!


19 Holly Caudle
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May 1, 2013 at 10:48 am

I would love to try this. I am trying to go wheat, dairy and gluten free. So far, I haven’t done a very good job. I have autoimmune disease and they say with that you really should be wheat and gluten free. Thanks for the recipe!


20 Jamie w
Twitter: jamiesbarefoot
May 1, 2013 at 11:05 am

This looks great. I am gluten free and try to avoid dairy as much as possible so I definitely want to try this


21 Stacie S-H May 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

My mom has to eat gluten free. This looks like a fantastic recipe to make for her. Thanks for sharing!


22 Anne May 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

Even though we’re not a gluten-free household, I do have most of the ingredients on hand to make this fabulous pie. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a sale on avocados, then I’m in! This will be perfect for me to make for my dairy-free friend. Thanks for the recipe.


23 Kate F. May 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I never thought of using avocado in a chocolate mousse pie recipe.


24 Dorothy Teel May 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Cool gluten, dairy and egg free chocolate mousse this sounds wonderful, and a avacado provides the fat component a. This sounds wonderful, almond meal pie crust. Yummy


25 Robin Wilson May 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Wow ~ what a wonderful, delicious and healthier way to make this! I surely do appreciate you posting this. I am trying more and more home-made recipes all the time and this would be a great one!


26 Michele P. May 1, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I just forwarded the link to my neighbor since her kids can’t have gluten or dairy… but I am sure they’d love this!


27 Amanda Alvarado May 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

This is different! I’ve never heard of a pie made with avocados! It actually sounds good! Wish I could pin it but with the new changes they made, I can’t do anything! I hope they get it fixed soon because this stinks!


28 Lisa R May 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm

This one seems interesting. Never heard of using avocados in cake. Worth A try

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29 Jesselyn A/Jesstinger May 2, 2013 at 3:03 am

Wow! I’m a pretty experienced cook – but I’ve never seen, heard of or even imagined a recipe like this! It sounds beyond amazing – it’s downright awesome! And it contains so many ingredients I love! I really can’t wait to try it! Thanks!


30 tammie May 2, 2013 at 5:03 am

I have recently started eating gluten free. Can’t wait to try this recipe.


31 Gianna May 2, 2013 at 7:00 am

Sounds so different and delicious!


32 deb c May 2, 2013 at 8:07 am

When a saw the name of the recipe, I thought wow that sound delicious. Then I read the ingredients and saw avacados. The verdict is out until I make it and see what I think.


33 Joey from sc May 2, 2013 at 8:32 am

Looks interesting that avocados are the main ingredient..I’m really enjoying your blog!


34 Cori Westphal
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May 2, 2013 at 8:58 am

This looks amazing! The ingredients aren’t things I’d generally keep in the cupboard, but it looks delicious!

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35 Kathleen M Smith May 2, 2013 at 9:56 am

Thanks for the recipe! I may try this using sugar free maple syrup – avocados were on sale this week and I was going to put some in smoothies, but this sounds good also.


36 Cindy Brickley
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May 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Oh my, all that delicious chocolate in a pie. I will have to make some of this yumminess! Thanks for posting.


37 carrie steele May 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

i never really got into the organic cooking yet but this looks and sounds yummy and easy , i have a chocolate addiction and this one has caught my attention :) thank you


38 dawn k May 2, 2013 at 7:06 pm

This looks yummy and is much healthier for you! What a great way to enjoy a treat!


39 Ashley May 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Oh my heavens, delicious!! PINNED!!


40 pinky sade May 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Looks good! Will have to try this, thanks!


41 Jessica Poston May 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm

It sounds so good! And healthy! I’ve yet to try out a dessert using avocados.


42 Denise May 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm

A skeptical part of me says avocado and chocolate just can’t go together. But I guess it’s possible, if you say so! I’ll have to try this.


43 Natasha Rodriguez May 3, 2013 at 11:54 am

Glad you have been able to overcome those allergy obstacles! This looks really good I am going to have to give it a try!


44 Stacy May 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I love that it is raw! I would just use more agave syrup instead of honey to make it totally vegan!


45 Chrystal Johnson May 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I would probably recommend maple syrup over agave nectar. I don’t usually use agave anymore since it’s highly processed and has a high fructose content.


46 Ashley Morrow May 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

That’s an interesting recipe. The pie looks delicious.


47 Lily Kwan May 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm

This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!


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