Banana Bread Chocolate Mousse Parfait

Banana Bread Chocolate Mousse Parfait

Michel Janse

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These banana bread and chocolate mousse parfaits are easy, delicious, nutritious and even a little nutty.

Banana Bread & Chocolate Mousse Parfait
Servings:

serving time5 (16-ounce) jars

Ingredients

  • For the banana bread:

  • 4 large ripe bananas (or 5 small)

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • Flax egg (2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 2 tablespoons water)

  • 1/3 cup almond butter

  • 1 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp peppermint leaf powder (optional)

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the mousse:

  • 4 medium ripe avocados, scooped into bowl

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup full-fat canned coconut milk

  • 1/3 cup raw cacao

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • Toppings:

  • Vegan whipped cream

  • 1 banana, sliced

  • 1/3 cup crushed walnuts

Instructions

  1. For the banana bread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 10x10 baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, use a potato masher to completely mash the bananas. Add coconut oil, honey, flax egg and almond butter; mix well. Add coconut flour, chia seeds, baking soda, nutmeg, peppermint leaf powder (optional), and vanilla extract, and mix until thoroughly combined.

  3. Use a spatula to spoon mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove and let cool for 10 minutes.

  4. For the mousse: In a medium bowl, use a potato masher to mash avocados, then transfer to a blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

  5. For assembly: Use the rim of a wide-mouth Mason jar to cut banana bread into rounds. Layer banana bread with spoonfuls of mousse, soy whipped cream, walnuts and banana slices. Top with whipped cream, more banana slices and walnut pieces.

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- Hi y'all, my name's Michel. Today I'm gonna show you how to make a banana bread chocolate mousse parfait. It's super easy, delicious, nutritious, and the mousse has a secret ingredient. Let's find out what it is. So for this recipe we're going to start by doing our banana bread first because it's gotta be in the oven for awhile. You're gonna start with four large bananas or five medium bananas. The riper the better. Get the ugly ones because they're sweet and we want this to be sweet. We are just going to try to get these as mashed as possible. Easy as that. Such a lovely noise. When this looks nice and disgusting that's when it's ready. So we got our mashed bananas. It's all one consistency. We're gonna start by mixing in our wet ingredients but before I mix these in I'm going to make a flax egg. So this recipe is essentially vegan, minus the honey. It is vegan if you use agave instead. So instead of an egg I use flax eggs. It's essentially ground up flax seeds in water. When you mix it together it sits for a little bit and it becomes a nice gel-like substance very similar to an egg and it will bind our bread. We just mix that together just like that and let it hang out for a couple seconds. While this is hanging out, I'm going to add in our melted coconut oil. Our honey. I'm gonna get every drop because I like this to be sweet. Our egg is hardening up so I'm gonna go ahead and add that in as well. Almond butter. I'm gonna go ahead and mix these wet ingredients real quick before we add in the dry ingredients. Make sure that almond butter is nice and dispersed because it does like to clump up sometimes. We have coconut flour here. You can use almond flour. I like coconut flour because it's sweeter. And then I have a ton of chia seeds. Not only are they super healthy, everyone knows about chia seeds by now, it's 2017. But it also will help bind our bread because when mixed with liquid they create a gel-like substance as well. Then you have baking soda, nutmeg, and peppermint. And then, vanilla extract or vanilla paste. And then mix again. You know the drill. Now that this is all together, I have a 10x10 baking pan with parchment paper. I'm going to use a spatula and just scoop it in here. And give it a nice pat down. It's not the cutest yet but after it bakes it should be A-OK. Now that this is all spread out into our pan I have an oven pre-heated to 350. It's gonna take about 30 minutes to bake but I'm gonna check a little bit sooner. Make sure that middle's baked all the way through. While this is in the oven we can work on our mousse. Our banana bread's in the oven and now we can make our mousse. If you have picky eaters in the family keep this one on the DL. It's made out of avocados. But avocados are super rich. Take avocados that are as ripe as possible. Once again, and repeat what we did with the bananas. Delicious. So now that these are all mashed, we get to blend. I love blending because you can't mess it up. Avocados go straight in. I have really weak arms. This is canned full fat coconut milk. This will just make it even creamier and more luscious. Here you could use cocoa powder. I love raw cacao because it is like cocoa powder but since it's raw all the antioxidants are there. Super healthy. Then sweetener of choice. I'm using honey again. Vanilla extract, vanilla paste. A small little pinch of salt. When you do small things you have to raise the pitch of your voice, it's necessary. Alright, we're gonna blitz this. It's looking good. Yes, it's so thick and creamy. I can honestly eat this with a spoon. I'm gonna think about the calories in it. So we got our mousse. Now we get to put it together which is my favorite part. So I got the cold banana bread right here. I have a jar. You gotta have a wide-mouth mason jar because it's the same width across as the bottom of it and we're gonna treat this like a cookie cutter and cut out some circles. So just push it down, give it a twist. You might have to a little spanking to get it back out. Very important step is the remains for munching. And now, is the assembly part. So, we have our layers of banana bread. We have our avocado mousse. I have some soy based whipped cream. You can use regular if you want. I have some crushed walnuts and I have some banana coins. We're just gonna get creative and layer this however you want. I'm gonna start with a banana bread on the bottom. Give it a squeeze down in there and do a layer of mousse. I'm gonna put some banana coins around the edges to make this look pretty. Let's see what we have left of this whipped cream. And then some more nuts. And then you just repeat. You can do any order that you want. I'm gonna do another slice of banana bread. Some more banana coins. These are good for picnics too. Lunches, breakfasts on the go. And it smells like fall. Some more mousse. We're gonna top with some more whipped cream. You better look pretty this time because you're gonna be on top. Alright, it's as easy as that. You can have fun with the layers. Layer it any way you want. Pop a lid on this guy, put it in the fridge and it's ready anytime. You could have it for breakfast, dessert, picnic, car, whatever. I hope you give it a try.

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