Mother’s Day Wild Berry Mousse
So this is how it all went down yesterday: The oven was on preheat all morning as I wanted to bake something for each of my beautiful mothers. For my fiancees mom, I made one of my famous loaves of Chunky Banana Bread (vegan style). This was a pretty easy decision seeing as how she loves my vegan breads and prefers not to have anything too sweet, 45 minutes later there was a gorgeous golden loaf filled with flax, chia, walnuts, dates and chunks of overripe bananas.
The choice for my mom was…unfortunately a little more difficult because she hasn’t been into bread much lately and we had not managed to get our grocery shopping done for the week so it forced me to get creative with my Mother’s Day baking. On the menu?
Hmmmm, well I had oats, dates, nuts that sounded like a great base for a raw or baked crust. I had organic frozen berries, coconut oil, honey, Greek yogurt, perhaps a mousse filling? So I gave it a go…
About an hour later…it looked and smelled incredible, unfortunately, no time to post as I was off to brunch but definitely wanted to share this one with you guys as it turned out delicious! Nothing makes me happier than creating something incredible out of not much at all. The recipe was easy and turned out to be gorgeous and delicious, the perfect combination for the gift of something sweet for my beautiful mom.
11/2 Cups Oats
7 Medjool Dates (soaked in boiling water for at least 10 mins)
1/2 Cup Walnuts
2 Cups Frozen Mixed Berries
4 Tbsp Sugar-Free Fruit Jam (I used Raspberry and Blueberry)
1/2 Cup Greek OR Soy Yogurt
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tsp Cornstarch
1 Tbsp Unflavoured Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Raw Honey OR Sweetener of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Blend all ingredients for crust until combined well, then press down into a glass or aluminum pie plate.
3. Blend all ingredients for filling using a food processor and pour overtop the crust.
4. Bake for 45 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack for at least 30 minutes. For best results, refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
*top with your choice of fresh or frozen berries, nuts, sugar-free jam or dried fruit