If Math wasn’t your favorite subject, feel free to skip the following paragraph.
Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant Pi = 3.14 (Greek letter “π”) and is therefore observed on March 14th each year. Its extra special this year as the date 3.1415 aligns with the first five digits of Pi. And what better way to celebrate this historic day that won’t happen until another thousand years, than by eating some Pie.
This chocolate Pie is super healthy. Its sugar free, butter free, cream free yet so delicious and dreamy (read creamy). If someone ever told you that desserts cannot be healthy, make this Pie for them. And Pi day or not, don’t forget to enjoy this guilt free delight.
Recipe inspired from: Greens 24/7 by Jessica Nadel
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon walnuts
1 cup dates, pitted
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 medium avocados, peeled and pitted
pinch of sea salt
3 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup chocolate chips
- For the crust, pulse the walnuts in a food processor into a coarse meal. Add dates and 2 tbsp. of cocoa powder and process till the mixture is sticky. Feel free to add some water if needed. Press down the mixture in a 9 inch pie plate or spring foam pan.
- In the food processor, blend the remaining cocoa powder, avocado, salt and maple syrup till everything is well combined and smooth. Add this over the crust and smooth it out with a spatula.
- In a double boiler or microwave, melt the chocolate chips and drizzle over your pie. Chop the remaining walnuts and sprinkle on top. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve.
Enjoy this delicious pie where you will not feel guilty about that second serving.
- The original recipe called for hazelnuts. I have made this with walnuts as I like that better. Feel free to use hazelnuts here. Just make sure you roast them in the oven for about 10 minutes and rub off the skins.
- The original recipe also said to use 2 large avocados but I realized that left a very strong avocado flavor so I have turned it down. Adjust it as per your preference.