This 4-ingredient vegan chocolate banana mousse is a delicious and easy to make dessert, perfect for a special occasion or as a healthy treat anytime. It is made using silken tofu, baked bananas, raw cacao and a moderate amount of icing sugar.
This simple vegan chocolate banana mousse with tofu contains only 4 ingredients, which are blended until smooth and fluffy and, voila, your mousse is ready!
Except that the bananas have to be baked!
Why I used baked bananas in chocolate banana mousse
This easy chocolate mousse really wouldn’t be as good as it is (and it’s really good!) if I used raw bananas. Baked bananas are very sweet, with almost a hint of caramel (especially the juice that’s released as they bake).
This intensity and sweetness of flavour make this mousse super delicious plus there is no need to add too much sugar. (You can adjust the sweetness to suit your individual preference).
If you are a fan of baked bananas you might also like my Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe with Sea Salt.
How to prep the silken tofu
If you tend to use regular tofu and are not very familiar with silken tofu bear in mind that, although they are similar products, they have very different textures and should be handled differently.
While with regular tofu it’s a good idea to press it in order to squeeze any excess water out (it’s quite sturdy), when it comes silken tofu this method is NOT recommended. Silken tofu is very soft – just drain any excess water off (there won’t be very much) and your tofu is ready to be used.
Cocoa or cacao
I prefer using cacao rather than cocoa powder for its healthier properties. (Check out also this collection of 27 everyday healthy cacao recipes). But it’s absolutely fine to use either in this raw chocolate mousse recipe.
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Chocolate Banana Mousse with Tofu (Vegan)
- 4 medium ripe bananas
- 240 g silken tofu
- 40 cacao/cocoa powder
- 50 g icing sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 F/ 190 C/ gas mark 5. Place the bananas on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven, peel, combine with the juice (released during baking), mash with a fork and set aside to cool completely.
- Once cooled, combine with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth and fluffy. Taste the mixture to check if it needs more sugar (to suit your individual preference). Divide the mousse between individual dessert bowls/ramekins (about 4) and refrigerate until you are ready to use it. Top with chocolate shavings, fruit or nuts and serve!
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