I made these decadent little cupcakes for a Wholefoods House in-store tasting last week. They flew out the door! If you didn’t get a chance to try them, make some for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day instead. Best served gently warmed to make the most of that molten chocolate surprise inside!
Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Paleo
1 cup cashew nuts
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup rice malt syrup (or maple syrup)
1 cup peanut butter (sub any other nut butter for paleo)
3 large very ripe bananas
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- To make the base – place the cashew nuts in a food processor and process until roughly chopped. Add the cacao powder and rice malt syrup and pulse until combined and a dough forms.
- Divide the base mixture into 8 even pieces and using your fingers gently flatten out inside the base of 8 individual silicon muffin moulds.
- To make the pie filling – place all ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined. Pour the filling evenly on top of the base and place the muffin mould in the freezer.
- Before serving remove the pies from the silicon mould and allow to thaw for about 10 minutes before eating.
Mangoes always remind me of Summer. As soon as they hit stores, you know the season of bikinis, tanned skin, cold fruits and sweltering days is in full swing! As they are a high fodmap food, I can’t enjoy them as often as I did when I was little. But I couldn’t help myself when it came to the idea of a no-bake mango cheesecake!