05 January 2011

Sin-Free Chocolate Mousse


















It's rich, creamy and ever so chocolatey.

It's low fat and has very little sugar.

It's also very good for you. High in protein, B vitamins, calcium, iron and antioxidants.

Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? It's also gluten-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

What better way to start the New Year in your kitchen than by throwing together this quick and easy dessert. Healthy and delicious!

Where did I find such a sumptuous looking dish you may ask?

Well, you might be surprised to learn, I found this recipe in a baby cookbook. A rather amazing cookbook at that. I found myself drooling all the way through. I would happily sit down to most of the dishes and desserts in this book. It is called the Baby and Toddler Cookbook by Rachael Anne Hill, one of the UK's leading diet, nutrition and fitness experts.

Well, who am I to argue. Her food looks yummy and Cooper has enjoyed everything I have made from it so far. To say that he thought Christmas had come around again when I produced a chocolate dessert for him, is an understatement. I haven't really allowed him more than a fleeting taste of chocolate up to this point. I think I can safely say this is going to be a firm favourite.

I changed the quantities to use up what I had, but the sheer brilliance is all down to Rachael, whom I applaud!



















Sin-Free Chocolate Mousse


349g box silken tofu
2 large ripe bananas
3 heaped teaspoons good quality cocoa powder
1 square 70% dark chocolate


Simply whizz up the tofu, bananas and cocoa. Spoon into a covered dish and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Serve topped with grated chocolate.

6 servings (10 months to adult)

I am entering this mousse into this month's Sugar High Fridays, which is being hosted by Z over at Z's Cup of Tea. This month's challenge is to come up with a dessert that is grain-free.

You can read up on the details of this and lots of other events over at The Food Blog Diary.


Disclosure Statement: I did not receive this book free from the publisher. This was a copy borrowed from the library that I decided to review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

29 comments:

  1. OH YUM Jacqueline. Don't mind if I do!

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  2. Oh, this is almost exactly a recipe I use -- I have done it in a graham cracker crust (digestive biscuits are close enough) and I've also played with silken tofu and coconut milk... yum. (Of course, it gets progressively LESS healthy once you start adding all of that. Um! Back to bananas, then, yes?)

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  3. Me too Sarah, I have to check and make sure it is just right before giving it to Cooper. hehe :D

    Oh, nice ideas Tanita, coconut sounds lovely, in fact it would be good sprinkled over this mousse. Will have to get my thinking cap on for more ideas :)

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  4. OH WOW....how can you not make this!!

    Grogeous.... and I have all the ingredients in the cupboard...bye!!

    Sue xx

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  5. It's the right time of year for sin-free Chele, after the Christmas indulgencies, isn't it?

    Hope you enjoy it Sue:)

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  6. What an interesting recipe! I love chocolate and banana together so would be sure to love it even if designed for someone a little younger!

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  7. This sounds interesting - I'm sure Rory would like...and mummy too

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  8. Sounds wonderful. But where do you get hold of silken tofu, I've never managed to find it?

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  9. Now, if we can move you on to the solid form of Tofu. Just you wait....

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  10. I'm going to try this with my little granddaughter. (Actually, the granddaughter is just an excuse. ;] )

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  11. Think this recipe will launch my relationship with tofu!!!

    Thanks :-}

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  12. I think it is ageless Antonia :)

    I am sure he would Beth :)

    I can't remember where I picked it up Choclette, but we have a Chinese supermarket that stocks a huge range of tofu, so it might have been there, although I have a funny feeling it was Tesco.

    Hey, I have it now and again in a stir fry David, I am better than I used to be x

    I can just imagine her chocolatey smile right now Andrea. She is so cute, she can carry it off :)

    Yay Brownieville Girl, hope you enjoy it :)

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  13. A am all for being sin-free:D Looks delish Jacqueline!

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  14. now this is very tempting - wish I had had this recipe when I bought that banana that Sylvia refused last week! I am sure she would love it as much as me - I try to keep her away from chocolate but when she gets near it nothing gets between her and chocolate! Sounds like an excellent book - glad cooper is a fan of your cooking

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  15. What a relief that this is "sin free." I adore chocolate mousse, but indulge in it rarely. Now I can! I can't belive the ingredient list..very unsual. It looks perfect though

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  16. wow...a mouse made with tofu and bananas! sounds amazing and sure is guilt free. i could feed this to my 14 moth old too..!

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  17. Wow, sinful and egg less too! Love the chocolaty flavor.

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  18. I love this.

    You can do something similar with avocado too.

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  19. This really is an inspired recipe! I've seen choc-tofu mousse before, but never with banana. I bet the fruit adds just the right amount of sweetness and creamy texture--I feel as if I could eat a big bowl of this right now (but will refrain) ;)

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  20. I have a sinful mousse recipe that is a big hit but I am ready to go sin-free!! It can't get easier than this to satisfy that sweet tooth!

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  21. That looks astonishingly good, I can't believe it's a baby recipe. Lucky child!

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  22. This is DEFINITELY going on the to-make list. Especially as I have all of the ingredients on hand. I could also see whizzing this up with a few ice cubes - kinda smoothie style.

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  23. A lovely chocolately mousse! Looks indeed fantastic!

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  24. after reading what's not in this mousse I was scratching my head pondering what ingredients were left. What a surprise. Sounds like a brilliant book. Thanks for sharing :o)

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  25. Love the sound of this recipe! I've been meaning to try a tofu chocolate mousse.

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  27. This sounds fabulous. I don't often use tofu but it's a genius idea to use the silken version in a mousse. I feel lots of experimenting coming on - thanks for this great tip! :-)

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