Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse

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Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse


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Ingredients

  • 6 oz silken tofu firm, drained (*see notes)
  • 1 small banana (*see notes)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (*see notes)
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup (*see notes)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup aquafaba from one 15 oz can of chickpeas
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or lime juice

Instructions

  1. Add silken tofu, banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup to a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth and creamy. Put the container into the refrigerator.
  2. To whip up the aquafaba:
    1. Simply drain the chickpea water into a large and clean mixing bowl (see step-by-step photos in the blog post above). You will need 1/3 to 1/2 cup (100 ml) of chickpea water. Don’t use more and discard the rest or freeze it for later use.
    2. Whip up the aquafaba with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
    3. Add the lemon juice (or lime juice) after about 8 minutes and whip until you have stiff peaks. It takes about 10 minutes in total. If you can invert the mixing bowl, you can stop mixing. If not, keep going for a few more minutes.
  3. Gently fold the aquafaba into the peanut butter mixture by using a spatula.
  4. Then spoon the mousse into 2 large or 4 small clean jars and put them into the refrigerator to set, preferably overnight. You can also freeze the mousse for about one hour! Decorate with dairy-free chocolate and enjoy cooled! Check the recipe notes below for substitutes.

Notes

For a soy-free version, try out soy-free, vegan cream cheese.

If you don’t like banana, leave it out and use vegan cream cheese instead!

I used unsweetened creamy peanut butter. You can use almond butter or any other nut butter. Use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free version.

You can use a different sweetener like date syrup, rice malt syrup, agave syrup, etc.

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