Most of the desserts I have made up until now have been a little bit on the heavy side. So I’ve been craving something a little bit on the lighter side. I have seen a ton of recipes for chocolate mousse and I decided I needed to make it.
At the same time, I was excited to discover buckwheat groats. Finally a wheat alternative that can be used for making bread and crackers. And the best part is that you can sprout them in just one day. Simply rinse the buckwheat groats, soak for 20 minutes, and then rinse and store in a colander on top of your counter top. Then, once in the morning and once when you get back from work, rinse them. In one day, you’ll see white tails forming from the buckwheat, and it’s ready to be used. You can dehydrate them simply by pouring them onto a dehydrator sheet, and then drying at 115 degrees for about 8 hours. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
I soaked and sprouted some last week, but having nothing left to do with them, I dehydrated them, and they’ve been sitting in my refrigerator ever since. So when I found a pie crust recipe that used dried buckwheat groats, I just had to incorporate it somehow into with the chocolate mousse.
So this recipe incorporate the best part of 3 different recipes I found on the web. Together they make up a healthier version of a chocolate mousse pie. A pie crust made of walnuts and buckwheat groats, a chocolate filling with bananas and avocado, and a cashew frosting make this a 9 inch pie I could eat all in one serving. The filling and topping are more creamy but light like whipped cream. Yum! Thanks Internet. Another dessert for the record books.
Chocolate Mousse Pie
- 1 Buckwheat crust (when I find the recipe I will post it)
- 1 Chocolate Mousse (recipe here)
- 1 Cream Topping/Frosting (recipe here)