Bread + Wine Project // Chocolate Cream Pie
Joining in on Oh Simple Thought's Bread & Wine Link Up today to share a decadent dessert with you! Each month we get together to share recipes with one another and talk about an aspect of gathering folks around our tables and filling our homes to glorify God and build community.
We want our home to be a safe place for those who enter in. I like our home to be picked up but not to the point of being unrealistic. Y'all know what I mean. My goal is to extend a sense of invitation and warmth. The other side of this coin is allowing our day to still rest in our homes so that those who come over know life is really happening over here. I never want to put out the impression that this ship runs smooth sailing every day, because it does not. This may sound simple in theory, but in reality it is truly hard for me to be vulnerable in this way.
When I settle into what really matters, I make time to pray for people before they come over, whether they are close friends, family or strangers. Praying helps me to center the time on them, and off of myself, even if it's for 5 minutes while I'm preparing our meal or giving Reaghan a bath. My mind can be so busy with so many other things and forget to slow down. It's important for me to slow my pace before we have people over so that I can truly focus on their hearts and listen well.
This dessert has been swimming around my head for a couple of weeks now. I decided this link up would be the perfect excuse to make it! AND I was having some girls from my small group over so I knew I'd have someone to eat it ;)
Enter my super creamy, oh so dreamy chocolate cream pie. Made with healthy all natural ingredients (minus the crust...please forgive my sins!!***). It's a treat you can feel pretty darn good about.
***If you want to make your own crust, take a couple packages of graham crackers
and crush them up, 1/2 a stick of melted butter, 1/3 cupbrown sugar, 1 egg and a tablespoon cinnamon and mix it all together. Pack it down in a pie plate, bake at 350 for 10 minutes and call it a day.
No-bake graham cracker crust
1 cup sliced frozen banana
2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
(unsweetened cocoa powder also works)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
In a blender or food processor add your banana and pulse until all broken up. Add avocado and about 1/2 a cup of almond milk to get things blending. Use a spoon to help the mixture along as it starts to cream up. You may need to stop the blender and mix it up a bit to allow everything to come together.
If you need more almond milk, add a bit more, being careful not to add too much, as you don't want the mixture to be runny. Once it is fully incorporated, add vanilla, cacao powder and honey until fully blended. With the blender still on and the feeder spout open, slowly pour in the coconut oil. This will allow the cream to become fluffy. Using a rubber spatula scoop chocolate cream into your pie crust.
Allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set up. Just before serving, top with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cacao powder.
Pile a handful of spoons on the table and tell your friends to dig right in!
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