Vegan Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Mousse Recipe

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Sounds weird, right? This recipe tastes like a Butterfinger mousse to me. I love the silky consistency and the fact that the ingredients are wholesome and easy. I’ve eaten a low-sugar diet for a while, so this dessert isn’t super saccharine. I usually enjoy my pumpkin peanut butter mousse in the morning for a quick start to the day, or as an afternoon snack. It would be great with some cream (whipped, coconut, etc.) and a chocolate drizzle. The coconut oil is what makes the mousse turn from a thick smoothie texture when it’s initially blended, into the silky, spoonable consistency I love.

Vegan Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Mousse

1. Put into a blender:

  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup maple syrup

2. Blend on low, and ramp up the speed until everything is smooth. If your blender doesn’t have speeds, I recommend heating up the coconut oil into its liquid state before blending. Note: all my ingredients except maple syrup are at room temp to start.

3. Pour the smooth mixture into another container and refrigerate. I like to put it in serving-size containers that I can grab and go. But scooping from one big container isn’t that big of a deal.

Notes on ingredients:

  • Pumpkin: I use the organic Trader Joe’s brand that comes out this time of year.
  • Coconut milk: I use the full fat kind – good fats are good! That’s what my naturopath and the internet tell me. I get them from Costco.
  • Peanut butter: I use creamy, organic, Costco brand that has no sugar.
  • Coconut oil: I use the giant size I can get at Costco
  • Maple syrup: I use the Costco or Trader Joe’s brand, grade A, though I would love to find grade B in a bulk size.

I also love to do a raspberry version of this same recipe, but in the fall and winter, pumpkin is my fave.

4 responses to “Vegan Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Mousse Recipe

  1. ooh, this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. So that’s what you were up to with all those cans of pumpkin from Trader Joe’s! Looking forward to trying this recipe!

    • (Big smile) Yes! For the Annie Special, definitely add whipped cream and dark chocolate syrup to finish it off. And some chai finishing salt! Ooooooo! Now we’re talking!

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