Friday, 13 April 2012

Tofu Chocolate mousse


I'm sure you read the title and thought tofu and chocolate? Really? Yes really. I saw this recipe on tinned tomatoes and immediately bookmarked it. I've seen a few different variations on blogs and the internet but I prefer this recipe as it has bananas and there's no need to melt chocolate. It's really quick and easy to make and tastes great too!  Not quite what I expected in a good way. The tofu gives it the soft, silky texture without adding much flavour. It tastes predominantly of the banana and chocolate. 
It's also much healthier, gluten-free and dairy free so win win. 

Naturally, I had to add my own little twist to it. 3 guesses as to what I added.... well the picture gives it away but yes I added peanut butter!


It made the texture firmer and tasted absolutely AMAZING!! You get the rich, smooth, creamy taste of peanut butter with the banana and chocolate flavour. Plus I'm sure a little peanut butter is healthy for you :)  I am definitely making this again and again. I've been thinking of other flavours I can add in - perhaps a little espresso powder or malt powder (horlicks/ovaltine) Feel free to add your suggestions or thoughts if you've made something similar. 

I'm sending this to Javelin Warrior's Made with love Mondays where the motto is "Always fresh. Always from scratch" 


 And also to bookmarked recipes hosted by Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes




 only 3 ingredients required (4 if you include the peanut butter!) I bought the tofu from a Chinese grocery store in Chinatown, London. 

 Left - peanut butter, Right - 'natural' 

 I don't know if you can see the difference in the textures. Either way they were both tasty but I definitely preferred the peanut butter one. 

Recipe adapted from tinned tomatoes

1 box soft tofu
2 bananas
3 heaped teaspoons cocoa powder
optional: splash of honey as I prefer my desserts on the sweet side
             1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter 

  • Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor.
  • Divide into ramekin dishes.
  • Chill for a few hours before serving. 
  • Serve with a dusting of cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. 



32 comments:

  1. I'm definitely one of the ones who thought really?! We had to make some tofu cheesecake at work before for a vegan order and it looked sooo unappetising that it has put me off ever thinking tofu is an acceptable ingredient!! but throw some chocolate and peanut butter with it and you may just convince me otherwise - looks tasty!

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    1. Trust me I was sceptical to start with but am converted. The peanut butter definitely makes it a lot better! Give it a try :)

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  2. What an interesting addition of the bananas! I've made one without bananas and it was surprisingly good but I can imagine the bananas lend a creaminess to it :)

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    1. Thanks I'll have to try your recipe one day and compare as I remember seeing it on your blog. I love bananas so these were perfect for me plus upped the health factor :)

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  3. I've always wanted to order these from the local Jap place, but haven't been brave enough! But if you say it's good :)

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    1. Do give them a try, they are not as good as proper mousse but a very good substitute.

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  4. Drooling!!! Now I've bookmarked yours :D.

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  5. Oh wow these look delicious love the surprise of using tofu!

    Nom!

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    1. I'm pleased it worked as I would have had to throw them out otherwise!

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  6. Just brilliant Ros! I am so glad you tried it. I was going to make a new batch for Cooper, so I will try it with the peanut butter this time and see how he likes it. Inspired!!

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    1. Thanks again for the inspiration. I hope Cooper likes the peanut butter version, you'll have to let me know what he thinks :)

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  7. Wow, I love the addition of bananas and peanut butter - I've seen tofu chocolate mousse before, but never like this! You're always so creative and I'm so glad you shared with Made with Love Mondays...

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    1. Thanks for hosting a great challenge! I have to say I was impressed with the final result having been quite sceptical to start with!

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  8. Of all the times I've ever seen you create goodness with bananas, Ros, I must say, your Tofu Chocolate Mousse just may take the cake! Very interesting recipe, Bookmarked!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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    1. Thanks Louise - do let me know if you try it. I know it's not to everyone's taste but it's a really good healthy substitute.

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  9. Tofu and chocolate very interesting. Your mousse does look amazing.

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    1. Thanks! It tasted good too especially with the peanut butter :)

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  10. I made a tofu chocolate mousse about a year ago with leftover tofu. It didn't quite work and the recipe was from another blog so I never blogged about it, but yours looks really good and so maybe I just needed a different recipe.

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    1. Thanks Corina - do give this a try and let me know what you think.

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  11. These look delicious, and so creative with the tofu!

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  12. Ohhh i've heard of this before but never really tried :) i didn't know it was so easy to make and I really like how you've put bananas in there too ~ YUM YUM!

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    1. Its super easy and quick to make and you can be creative with the flavours too!

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  13. Ha ha, your peanut butter addition made me laugh. This has been on my to do list since I saw it at Jac's, but of course haven't got around to making it. Yours looks really good.

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    1. I'm sure you wouldn't expect less of me :) I'd highly recommend giving this a go - it's really delicious and you can feel virtuous eating it :)

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  14. Wow I love the sound of this - seems really healthy. Will have to give this a go!

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    1. It's healthy and delicious! Do give it a try.

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  15. As Tokyo is my hometown, I'm accustomed to seeing many tofu cheesecake recipes. But your tofu chocolate mousse recipe, Ros, is one of the yummiest recipes I've seen =)

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