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Chocolate Pie Recipe

12 servings

When we created this chocolate pie recipe, we never dreamed the pie would be so delicious. We just wanted to make a healthy dessert that was sugar free, oil free, and vegan. We made the crust with oats, nuts, and dates. For the filling, we blended tofu and cocoa powder with dates and other fruit, then baked everything. Wow. What a sensational treat.

Chocolate Tofu Pie

chocolate pie

We used a springform pan, which means this is technically a chocolate tart. Oh well, call it what you like. Just eat it.  :-)

3 oz rolled oats
3 oz pitted dates
3 oz pecans

2 oz cocoa powder

16 oz extra-firm tofu, in 1" chunks
6 oz pitted dates

8 oz banana chunks
4 oz sweet cherries, frozen or fresh
4 oz applesauce
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a springform pan. You can also make this chocolate pie recipe in a 9" pie plate.

In a food processor, combine rolled oats, 3 oz pitted dates, and pecans. Process until mixture begins to stick together. Do not over-mix. It should still be a little flaky. Press firmly into the bottom of the springform pan.

In a small dry bowl, weigh cocoa powder.

In a medium wide bowl, weigh tofu and 6 oz dates. Transfer to food processor and process until smooth, scraping sides several times. This will take a few minutes. Add banana chunks, pitted cherries (thawed), applesauce, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Continue to mix until smooth.

Pour into crust and spread out evenly. Place on a cookie sheet to catch any drips. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until slightly brown at the edges.

Set springform pan on a cooling rack and cool at room temperature for 1 hour. Then place in refrigerator and cool, uncovered, for 1 hour longer. With a sharp knife, carefully loosen the pie from the sides of the pan, and remove sides.

Put pie (with base of pan) on a cutting board and cut into 12 pieces. Place on a flat plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.

Comments: If you have a food processor, this is an easy cocolate pie recipe. The filling is so good, you could eat it as a chocolate pudding, or layer it with fruit in a parfait dish. For special occasions or holidays, cut the pie in 8 pieces instead of 12. These larger pieces will be 300 calories each. Garnish with cherries, bananas, or grated vegan chocolate. 

If you don't eat chocolate, use carob powder instead of cocoa.

Yield = 48 oz  1 serving = 4 oz   Calorie density = 50 calories/oz

Calories per serving: 200   Fat: 7.9 g (33%)   Protein: 6.3 g   CHO: 31.9 g

All of our recipes are written by weight. If you don't know how to measure food with a kitchen scale, please read these instructions before you start to measure any ingredients!

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