This special-occasion whole food plant-based silk chocolate peanut butter pie is a show-stopper and a guaranteed hit among any type of eater. It’s perfect for an anniversary, birthday, Valentines Day, or Thanksgiving dessert. Take it to summer BBQ’s, to dinner parties, supper club–anywhere you want to make an impression. Or anytime you want to prove that plant-based can be just as indulgent as the standard desserts.
As with all whole plant food recipes, there will be nutrition along with the calories. Even though this is very calorie-rich, it is no exception.
Tofu, nuts, and seeds are all excellent sources of various essential nutrients, and they can be valuable components of a balanced and healthy diet. Here are some of the nutritional benefits of each:
1. Protein: Tofu is a great source of plant-based protein, making it an essential part of a vegetarian or vegan diet. It contains all the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source.
2. Iron: Tofu is a good source of iron, especially when it’s prepared with iron-rich foods like spinach or paired with vitamin C-rich foods to enhance iron absorption.
3. Calcium: Many tofu products are fortified with calcium, making them a good option for individuals who don’t consume dairy products. Calcium is essential for bone health.
4. Soy Isoflavones: Tofu contains phytochemicals known as isoflavones, which may have health benefits, including potential hormone-balancing effects.
5. Low in Saturated Fat: Tofu is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can be beneficial for heart health.
1. Healthy Fats: Nuts are rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease when consumed in moderation.
2. Protein: Nuts are a good source of plant-based protein, making them a valuable addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet.
3. Fiber: Nuts are high in dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion and help with weight management.
4. Vitamins and Minerals: Different types of nuts provide various vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin E.
5. Antioxidants: Nuts are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect cells from oxidative damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
I try to eat some kind of seed every day. You can add pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds to your crust, and it also calls for flax seed.
1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Flaxseeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart and brain health.
2. Fiber: Seeds are high in dietary fiber, which can promote digestive health and help regulate blood sugar levels.
3. Protein: Seeds contain protein, making them a valuable addition to a plant-based diet.
4. Vitamins and Minerals: Different seeds offer various vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin B-complex.
5. Antioxidants: Seeds are also rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.
It’s important to note that while these foods are nutritious, they are also calorie-dense, so portion control is essential, especially if you’re concerned about weight management. Additionally, incorporating a variety of foods into your diet is important to ensure you get a wide range of nutrients.
Please come back and leave a review if you try this pie! Can’t wait to hear what you think.
A decadent dessert you will swoon over! All without dairy but you'd never guess! Nutritious nuts and seeds in the crust and phytochemicals from the tofu make it a nutritional boost.
- 1 cup nuts or seeds of choice (I like half almonds half walnuts)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or date syrup
- 2 TBSP ground flax seed
- 1 12-oz box silken tofu (must be silken)
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips (dark chocolate is really good)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- fresh strawberries or raspberries
- more melted chocolate
- runny peanut butter
- chopped peanuts
- shredded coconut
Make the crust by processing all the crust ingredients together in a food processor until crumbly and holds together when pressed. Press it evenly into a nonstick pie pan or tart pan.
To make the filling, put the silken tofu, peanut butter, and vanilla into a blender. Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave for 60-90 seconds. Add the melted chocolate chips and blend well.
Pour the filling into the crust. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm. Top with berries, chopped peanuts, a drizzle of melted peanut butter or chocolate, or non-dairy whipped cream if you’d like to be fancy.