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Chocolate Mousse

This delicious mousse (or pudding) comes from Must Have Been Something I Ate, on page 173. I would warn though it is a learned taste – by that it isn’t very sweet. Walker loved it, I let him lick the mixing bowl clean after I made it! The goal is if we eat dessert to make it count for nutrition….

PS: Have you read about our give-away of a copy of Peggy’s book? Coming up on June 16th we will be giving away a copy of the book to a Facebook Fan. Join in and let me know why you would like to have a copy! This is an incredible book that isn’t preachy or leaves you feeling like you have wandered into weirdo-ville. If you want to feel better about yourself, please read it – the mind-body connections are well written and will get you thinking. It is just that – ‘The simple connection between what you eat and how you look and feel‘.

Now onto that dessert – the recipe calls for virgin coconut oil, I used the organic coconut butter I had on hand. I prefer the butter due to it having fiber and protein (and fewer calories/fat as a bonus!). It is incredible smelling as well. The coconut oil will produce a lighter texture dessert but both still work, so use what you prefer (although the recipe does call for the oil).

Chocolate Mousse


  • 2 cups pumpkin purée (freshly cooked or be lazy and used canned organic)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil or butter, melted (preferably organic)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


The coconut oil or butter will quickly melt over the lowest of heat (it only needs to get under 85º). You can do this in a saucepan or put your jar in warm water, both work.

Whisk everything but the oil together in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the oil or butter on top and whisk together until it thickens and is creamy in texture. Spoon into four dessert dishes and chill.


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