This is the sort of pie that will make you think that you can have just about anything with Paleo. It’s so chocolatey, and full of fruit flavor from the toppings that it rivals anything you’ll find in a restaurant or bakery.
The first step is getting rid of any grains from all-purpose flour found in most pie crusts. I used a combination of almond flour and coconut flour because that makes it turn out the right consistency, not too thick and dense, and not to fluffy and airy. If you typically leave the crust uneaten on your pie plate, just give this a try as it’s different than your typical crust.
Raw honey provides the sweetness here, and you’ll find it both in the crust and in the filling. The reason I like using raw honey is that it keeps the nutrients intact so instead of just a sweet flavor you’re actually getting digestive enzymes along with it. Just make sure the bottle says raw, and preferably organic on the label.
It’s highly recommended to load the top of this pie with an assortment of mixed berries. This not only makes it look better and taste better it also makes it better for you. Berries are a great source of antioxidants and favor, which turns this into a pie that works for you instead of against you.
The chocolate flavor comes from a blend of cocoa butter and cocoa powder. These aren’t sweet by themselves which is why the honey gets added in. this is a better way to go than buying milk chocolate or trusting what’s in some of the dark chocolate bars on the market. You get to have control over the kind of sugars that make it into your pie.
Desserts and sweet treats are important because they remind you that you’re not starving, and not keeping yourself from enjoying food. It may take a little adjustment in order to make them healthy, but they taste so good they’ll make a believer out of you that you can have your cake (and pie) and eat it too with Paleo.
Chocolate is another item that you don’t want to deprive yourself of for too long. It specifically triggers those happy chemicals in the brain that make you feel good, and feeling good is what it’s all about. Deny yourself chocolate in an attempt to lose weight and it’s sure to backfire at some point.
I made this chocolate pie in an attempt to help us all succeed and be healthier without going crazy in the process. Hope you like it!
- For the crust
- 1 cup (100 g) almond flour
- 1/3 cup (40 g) coconut flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 4 tbsp (60 ml) coconut oil
- 1 ½ tbsp raw honey
- For the filling
- ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup raw cocoa butter
- ¼ cup raw cocoa powder
- 6 tbsp raw honey
- 2 eggs
- For decoration
- 1 cup fresh mixed berries (optional)
- To make the crust, in a large bowl combine well the coconut flour, almond flour, coconut oil, honey and egg. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate, prick it all over with a fork and bake for 12 minutes. Meanwhile, make the filling. Place the cocoa butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water and stir until the cocoa butter is fully melted. Set aside
- In a large bowl beat the eggs with honey. Add coconut milk, cocoa powder and mix well until combine. Add the melted cocoa butter and combine. Remove the crust from the oven and set aside. Pour the mixture into a pastry case and bake for 40 minutes. Cool at room temperature. Top with fresh berries if using, cut into into wedges and serve.