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Can I just say, thank God it is Tuesday.

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Because Monday was just not fun.

And that is putting it nicely.

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If you read a lot of blogs, you may think that us bloggers (ugh I really hate that word) have it all together. Trust me, I feel the same way reading some of my favorite blogs. Like how in the world do they do it all and still have their nails painted a perfect shade of turquoise blue?

Well, I am most definitely not one of those bloggers and today is the story of how I most definitely do not have it all together.

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From the pictures you see everything may look all put together and pretty, but about a centimeter outside my lens it is total chaos.

And yesterday was just one of those days when not one thing wanted to go right. Normally I try not to be such a downer,  but since I am on this new kick of getting all personal I feel like I should share the bad with the good. Just like everyone else, I have super bad days too. Today was one of those really hard days where all you want to do it just give up and cry for a good five minutes.

Yep, that was me yesterday… a few times.

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To be honest, I really just needed a good cry. Sometimes it is the only thing that will actually make things better. Sounds weird I know, but that’s the way it seems to work with me.

Also, sometimes a girl just needs a hug from her mom. No matter how big or little, or how young or old. On a bad day a mom’s hug can make things a million times better in the matter of seconds.

If you do not believe me, just give it a try on your next “oh my gosh will this day please just end”. You will see, it really helps. If not your mom, then a spouse or loved one. Hugs help!

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And so does chocolate mousse.

Especially when it is avocado mousse and full of good things for my brain, that apparently needs good brain food to get out of the crazy person state and back to a normal person state. Errr, who am I kidding. I will always have a crazy person’s brain, just sometimes it is a bit more intense than others.

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So yeah, yesterday was terrible and I am the first one to admit that I am nowhere near the perfect blogger. Most of the day our kitchen (and surrounding area) pretty much looks like a five-year old had free rein in it for twenty-four hours and yes, I did totally break my camera yesterday (yes, I did), but today I am just going to forget about yesterday.

And talk about avocado mousse and coconut caramelized bananas.

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Because these two things together are really good.

Good for the brain… and for your sanity.

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This mousse comes together in minutes. Really just minutes. Everything goes into the food processor and is whipped into creamy, silky perfection. If you have never had avocado mousse (or pudding or whatever you want to call it), do not be afraid, I promise you it is a good thing – and it is good for your hips too.

And the bananas just add to the deliciousness.

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Ok, really I only added the bananas because it is freezing pretty much everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere right now and I want something hot and gooey to go with my cold mouse.

It was the best decision I made yesterday… for sure.

The mousse is the silkiest around. Honestly, I still cannot get over how incredible it tasted and how simple and easy it is. It is a tad heavier than regular mousse, but I don’t know, these days I am really loving it more the real stuff. The avocados just make it so smooth and creamy. And I promise, you will barely know they are in there.

Plus, what could not be good with chocolate added to it?

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Coconut Caramelized Bananas.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 537 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 4 large + very ripe avocados peeled and pitted
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate melted and lightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder I used Hershey's Special Dark
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut milk (l used regular but lite works fine too)

Coconut Caramelized Banana

  • 4 ripe bananas preferably ones that are still a little firm, sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened toasted, or sweetened coconut


  • Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on 30 second intervals until melted and smooth, about 1 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Add the avocados, melted chocolate, dark cocoa powder, honey and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Take the instant coffee and using your fingers grind it together to make a fine powder. Add the instant coffee powder to the bowl. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the coconut milk and blend again until smooth and creamy. Spoon into glasses and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but preferably 3 to 4. The mousse can be prepared 1 day in advance.
  • When ready to serve the mousse melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a skillet. Add 4 sliced bananas and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Add the coconut liqueur and vanilla; simmer 1 minute. Remove from the heat and spoon the warm bananas over the mousse. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and serve!
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Wait, forget I just said that… just give the mousse a try, you’ll be happy you did.

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  1. Made this tonight…it’s chilling in the fridge as I type this. Can’t wait to eat it. Two things:
    1-Shellac Manicure: Totally worth the extra money if you’re going to do it…lasts for a couple weeks, and if you’re in the kitchen all the time, it actually holds up.
    2-FIRE: You totally have to flambe the bananas in this…way more fun…just be careful! 🙂

  2. I just had a moment – stop, drop, and comment – to comment this lovely mousse! Dark Chocolate flavor with avocado textured mousse has got to rock! I have never tried caramelized bananas, but the fact you used coconut oil is like a double bonus!

  3. hey tieghan
    this looks soooo good if only i saw this recipe before my dada bought us 2 avacados we had one normally and did not know what to do wiv the other so me made a healthy smoothie out of them im sure gunna check this recipe out!! BTW ur blog is sooooooo good!!
    Check out my blog and PLEASE leave a comment

  4. Perfect shade of turquoise, you read my mind. Like, I wash dishes a gazillionty times a day. How would my nails stay perfect? My house is too chaotic to even know where the rubber gloves are. 🙂

    You KNOW I’m ALL OVER THIS. Love!

  5. I’m so sorry your day was awful! Someone told me that yesterday is statistically the most depressing day of the year, and I believe it! Your mousse looks amazing though, so at least there is that. And hugs 🙂 I have been dying to try an avocado mousse – it looks so rich and velvety.

  6. Oh, I certainly do know how that feels! I find that everything seems to go wrong on the same day … one thing at a time, you can cope, but all together … that’s tough!
    Anyway, Tieghan, looks like you cheered yourself up OK with this lovely mousse. I’ve been intrigued by this avocado in chocolate desserts idea for a while now … maybe it’s time to give it a try!

  7. I’ve never tried avocado mousse but obviously I need to. Love the caramelized bananas! I so agree that a hug can fix the worst days. Hope today was better!

  8. Sorry to hear about your bad day! I totally feel you on needing a good cry and on the mommy hugs –they definitely make everything better 🙂

  9. I am so sorry to hear your Monday was rough. It must just be that time of year because everyone was testy here too. Although being stuck inside might have something to do with that! That chocolate mousse with avocados sounds amazing! And caramelized bananas…yes, please! This is seriously amazing looking!!!

  10. I’m with ya, sista — the past few days I have been just riddled with crippling anxiety and am just walking around like a ticking sobbing timebomb! Moms always know when to give the best hugs and let us cry it all out. Your mama sounds awesome 🙂

    Aaaaaand btw, so does this mousse. I mean, are you forreal?!

  11. So sorry you had bad day! It’s never fun to feel out of sorts. Hopefully this gorgeous mousse cheered you up a bit, and hopefully today is a better day. 🙂

  12. Every time I see a recipe by you I’m always impressed Teighan. And this recipe is no exception. Love that you made the mouse with coconut and avocado then topped it with that caramelized banana goodness! Great healthy dessert to start off the new year. Pinning!

  13. I honestly loved reading this post because I’ve totally felt like that before. Actually for me it was Sunday; I was just feeling so overwhelmed and like I couldn’t do anything right… and sometimes crying just helps you let go of it all. : /
    You should know that you’re one of those bloggers who I always look at and say, “How does she DO all of that every day?” You’re like some sort of cooking-baking-blogging superhero in my eyes!

    1. HAha! Oh my gosh, I cannot believe you think that. LOL! So crazy!!

      Yes, crying really does help you let it go. Honestly it just feels good. 🙂 Thanks Alexandra and you should know that you are KILLING it!! I am loving every recipe and photo you post. Hang in there and keep the sweet food coming!