3 Ingredient Nutella Avocado Banana Mousse

3 Ingredient Nutella Mousse

Today I have a special treat for you: luxuriously smooth and creamy chocolate decadence which is actually healthy, and what is more, is ready in under 5 minutes. I know, it sounds too good to be true. This 3 ingredient mousse tastes and looks absolutely sinful, but it's creamy lusciousness hides a surprising secret: 

Nutella Avocado Banana Mousse

Nutrient rich avocados and a banana that are completely enveloped by the deliciousness of nutella or if you are allergic to nuts, simply melted chocolate, or even  cocoa powder and a bit of sweetener of your choice. Yes, yes! Believe! It is even more delicious than it looks! and no, you cannot taste much of the avocado or the banana. You probably wouldn't even guess they were there if I hadn't told you.All you taste is deep chocolate decadence and all you feel is smooth creaminess that your spoon will not have enough of! 

3 Ingredient Nutella Mousse

Whenever I think of avocados I remember those early months with the toddler when he had just started on baby food. Mashed bananas and avocados, roasted pureed sweet potatoes- these were our picky eater's favorites. Avocados were blended with a little sugar or maple syrup a lot in this house. Past the finger food stage however, we had rarely bought them, mainly because I actually don't like them very much. 

Then one day a couple of friends got together for a potluck and my friend Vijitha brought over a chocolate mousse. When I heard that it was made with cocoa and avocados I was pretty sure I wouldn't like it, because I just don't like the taste of avocados. I think they taste kind of eggy. But her mousse looked so creamy and irresistible I had to taste it, and gosh was I proved wrong! I LOVED it!  
The awesome thing about avocados, apart from their dreamy creaminess, is that although it has a pretty strong flavor on it's own, when it is mixed with something else, it completely takes on the flavor of whatever it is that you mix in. And what could be better than nutella?

3 Ingredient Nutella Mousse

We love desserts, T and I, and our little three year old has a big sweet tooth too. The last couple of years we definitely have indulged a little too much, thanks mostly to my baking obsession. So this year, at-least while my new year resolutions are still quite fresh in my mind, I was on the lookout for healthier alternatives to satisfy our sugar cravings.  

When some one tells me that something is healthy, I used to automatically expect it to taste "healthy". You know what I mean. Healthy desserts are a bit of an oxymoron right? Chalky, cardboard y, tasteless is what I had come to expect of most desserts that had been robbed of butter, cream, sugar, eggs and other sinful ingredients that make it awesome yet overindulgent.
If you are an unbeliever too then one taste of this mousse will convince you that going healthy does not mean missing out on delicious.

3 Ingredient Nutella Mousse

Since today is World Nutella Day, I couldn't resist making something rich and purely decadent and this secretly healthier mousse totally hits the spot.

Even though I waited till today to post this, I have actually made this mousse many times, especially since it is dairy-free, eggless and allergy friendly and wholesome for the three year old and not even T could tell that this was a "healthier" version of mousse. It can be slathered on anything, and I am also  planning on using it to fill crepes like the ones I always make sure to get whenever we head to Fisherman's warf in San Francisco. They make the crepes on large cast iron griddles, slather a big gloop of nutella on them and serve it to you hot and crispy, with sliced strawberries on the side.

Pier 39
Pier 39
I love going over to Pier 39. It is such a colourful, bustling place. I like playing tourist and going over to gawk at the sea lions, watching the street performers and eating nutella crepes are almost always part of the experience. These pictures were taken on our last visit to Fisherman's wharf over the holidays. 
Pier 39
Pier 39
I am sure this mousse it would make a really rich, thick and creamy chocolate frosting for a layer cake, or sandwiched between cookies... I am sure I will be playing with this healthy mousse in many ways!

Recipe for 3 ingredient Nutella Avocado Banana Mousse 

Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
  • 2 Avocados ( Tastes best with ones that are just ripe, dent lightly when pressed with a finger, with green not brown flesh)
  • 1 Yellow, not over ripe banana (Over browned bananas may have a stronger banana flavor)
  • 1/3 Cup Nutella (Use less or more as per your preference)
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder ( optional- I use and love Ghirardelli's unsweetened, Cadbury's or Valrhona)
Directions:
  • Whizz all of the ingredients in a blender or use an immersion blender until creamy and combined and no lumps remain ( Do not add any liquid) 
Note: 
Taste and add more nutella, a sweetener, or if you like, a shot of vanilla extract, or even balsamic vinegar or a little sea salt if you like some tang.
In place of the nutella you can also use chocolate chunks that have been melted in warmed milk or soymilk
You can also just mix the mashed avocados with or without the banana with just cocoa powder and a sweetener like sugar or maple syrup as per the original recipe that this version was inspired by.
Can store the mousse for about a day or two in the fridge and serve either at room temp or chilled.

If you are as nuts about nutella as I am, you may like to check out other recipes celebrating nutella here


22 comments:

  1. That recipe looks absolutely fabulous!beautiful clicks..

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  2. I would have never put avocado and chocolate together but now I'm intrigued by this combination!
    I like the idea of celebrating Nutella -makes me want to grab a spoonful from my jar right now;-)

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    1. I had no idea it would taste this good either Patty! and Yup Nutella or chocolate both deserve to be celebrated!

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  3. that seriously does look like a beautiful combination... yum!!!

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  4. I just polished off a bottle of nutella yesterday.. now u r tempting me to buy another jar just to try this out! At the rate that I am outgrowing my clothes, I highly suspect most of it is nutella/chocolate craving weight and hardly because of the tiny baby...

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    1. aww .. cant wait to see your tiny baby! P.S make full utilization of this time to totally indulge!

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  5. Is that you in the pic?
    Awesome recipe. Who doesn't lik anything chocolatey! Yum. Thank you sweetie for the mention.

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    1. Thank you for introducing me to avocado mousse Viji!

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  6. have always wanted 2 make a dessert/ cake with avocado but chicken out at the last minute..its like a mental block.
    Bananas and avocado would have def made this one a silky indulgence

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    1. I would never have attempted to either- just don't like the taste of avocado by itself, but in this form it is really delicious. Go for it!

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  7. beautiful cliks n d ings pic is so cool n cute..BTW healthy n yummy mousse

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  8. This recipe is a keeper...from the looks no one could have guessed its from avocado !

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    1. I know Vineetha, and you can't really tell from the taste either! Most people are shocked to hear what it is made of.

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  9. I am so intrigued by this!! Especially since I have all of those things in my house right now, hurray! I am going to give it a whirl, wish me luck :)

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    1. You don't need luck Eva :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. This looks great Rose.What a coincidence i was also planning to make avacado mousse...but not with banana....banana is an interesting addition ...:)

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    1. I thought it added a nice dimension Shema, didn't over power the chocolate since I used just 1 small banana and 2 avocados, but think it gave it some more natural sweetness and also added to the creamy texture.

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  12. Nice Recipe and the amazing Clicks,Really Its Fabulous.


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