This amazing no-bake pie is perfectly sweet and only takes a few hours to set in the refrigerator to perfection!
I’m neither vegan or gluten free, but I love to experiment with other forms of eating to experience m o r e f o o d. I was able to adapt this recipe from The Truth About Cancer.
I used what I had around the house for nuts, but I’ll list a few alternatives you can use, too!
No Bake Cocoa Maca Pie – GF + Vegan
This pie is filled to the brim with ALL KINDS OF SUPER FOODS! Chia, flaxseed, coconut oil… from how decadent it tastes, its hard to believe its good for you. I was able to adapt this recipe from The Truth About Cancer.
- 3/4 cup raw peacans ( you can use almonds, cashews or any combination of raw nuts!)
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey if you’re not strict vegan)
- 144 tsp salt (chocolate sea salt from The Spice and Tea Exchange)
- 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts soaked in water for 4 hours OR macadamia nuts soaked 1 hour OR cashews soaked for 2 hours
- 1/2 cup cacao powder or dutch cocoa powder (add an additional 1/4 cup for a richer, dark chocolate flavour)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup (or honey if you’re not strict vegan)
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp maca powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, but I LOVE the kick it gives the filling!)
- 1/4 cup water (optional; to think mixture if needed)
Use a little bit of oil or nonstick spray to coat 9″pie pan. Add all crust ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until combined. Press the mixture evenly into the pie pan and about 1/2″ up the sides and stick it in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
Combine all filling ingredients (except the water) in a blender or food processor until smooth it will be the consistency of thick pudding adding water 1T at a time if needed.
Pour the filling over the crust and set back in the freezer for an hour to set if you’re in a hurry or in the fridge overnight. Let it sit at room temperature for ten minutes to soften if its frozen before cutting into 8 slices. Top with coconut flakes, cocoa nibs or powdered peanut butter.. or eat it plain! Store in the fridge for up to a week.
The cayenne gives the pie a wonderful kick, but if you’re not a fan, feel free to skip it!