Jun 30, 2016 >> More Southern Charm: Grasshopper Pie
In the spirit of all things southern, our favorite health foodie and green goddess JESSICA MURNANEÂ taught us how to make an updated and plant-based version of Grasshopper Pie. This classically southern dessert was a hit among southern hostesses in the â€˜50s and â€˜60s, drawing its name from the bright green insect due its traditionally minty hue.
Weâ€™ve always thought of Jessica as a nutrition badass, dropping serious clean-eating knowledge on her website One Part Plant and insightful podcast. Her pragmatic approach to eating well for a happy body and happier mind is exactly why we love her. In search of some more Vitamin D, Jessica recently set up shop in sunny Charleston, South Carolina and canâ€™t stop raving about the charming locale.
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â€œIt’s a little bit tropical, the food is amazing, the flowers are out of control, the architecture is insane, and everyone is so, so nice,â€ explains Jessica. â€œIt’s a really special place.â€
Jessica obviously blew our tastebuds away with her rendition of Grasshopper Pie sans heavy dairy and other taste-real-good-but-definitely-not-good-for-you ingredients. Watch our interview and learn how to whip up your own plant-based Grasshopper Pieâ€”and maybe even pick up some tips and tricks on how to make healthy substitutes in all your other indulgent dessert recipes. Keep an eye out for Jessicaâ€™s inaugural cooking bible weâ€™ve all been waiting for, One Part Plant Cookbook, coming out Spring 2017.
GRASSHOPPER PIE RECIPE by Jessica Murnane
- 1 cup almond meal flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil, liquid form
- 3 tbsp. real maple syrup
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup dark or dairy-free chocolate chips, chopped and divided
- 2 cans full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
- 1 1/2 Â tsp. of mint extract/flavor
- 3 tbsp. maple syrup
- A few drops liquid chlorophyll (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch tart or pie pan. In a food processor with S blade attachment, process the almond meal and oats together. While the motor is running, pour in vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil. Blend until you donâ€™t see whole oats anymore and you have a nice crumbly dough ball. Press dough into tart or pie pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges and bottom begin to brown.