Simple Coffee Mousse Cups & Bites (vegan, 3-ingredients, cauliflower)
I love to start the day with a small meal that is full of nutrition. Sometimes that meal is a traditional breakfast such as yogurt, fruit or cereal. Other times I want a dessert for breakfast, but not one that has no nutritional value and will simple put me back to sleep. I want to be woken up and energized!Enter my coffee mousse.
Rich in protein and fiber, perfect for a post-workout snack or just an energizing filling breakfast. And it can be served up in two forms – a creamy parfait to be eaten with a spoon or no-bake bites to be topped with melted chocolate, nuts and more.
So what’s in this versatile healthy mixture? Well, coffee of course. And we all know what good stuff coffee adds.
And if you are not a coffee drinker, by all means, add tea instead, or even just cinnamon.The other two ingredients carry the bulk of the mousse and they also add most of the nutrition.
So what are these mysterious nutritionally strong ingredients?
Steamed cauliflower and cashew butter. Yes. I said cauliflower. I know it’s trending for smoothies and nicecream these days, but it’s also perfect in this creamy mousse.
And you can make your own cashew butter, but if you do use store-bought, please be sure the ingredients are only cashews. So once you create your luscious creamy veggie coffee mouse, build your parfait!
I built my parfait cup with a layer of melted dark chocolate and foamed milk (it is coffee, after all), and a dash of cinnamon — and that’s my delicious, airy breakfast dessert!
Later this week, I went ahead and froze the mousse into mini paper cupcake cups, and topped with chocolate I melted in a microwave, topped with almonds, and created a second healthy snack with this recipe!
Interested in proceeding to make this mousse? Here is the recipe..
Coffee Mousse Cups & Bites (vegan, 3-ingredients, cauliflower)
Make the Coffee Mousse
- Steam the cauliflower in the microwave in a bowl with a bit of water on the bottom, and loosely covered. I microwaved mine about 5 minutes.
Blend up the cauliflower, cashew butter, coffee and syrup, and taste test. Don't eat it all, although you will be tempted, haha.
I also sometimes add a tsp of cinnamon, and pinch of vanilla powder but those aren't essential.
Make the Parfait Cups
- I melted a dark chocolate bar, and layered the bottom of three jars, spooned the coffee mousse on top, and foamed milk on the very top with a dash of cinnamon! Served room temperature or cold, either way tastes amazing!
Make the Mousse Bites
I filled mini cupcake paper cups and froze for one hour or until they are set enough to be able to peel off paper or bite into.
Then I melted a dark chocolate bar and poured it on top and sprinkled almond slivers. You can be creative with toppings. Keep refrigerated!