Secret Chocolate Silk Pie {Paleo, Vegan}

You won’t believe this Chocolate Silk pie is made with healthy ingredients. Tastes JUST like a conventional pie made with flour, sugar, butter and eggs, but has NONE of those ingredients! Vegan & paleo approved!Secret Ingredient Chocolate Silk Pie | Pretty Pies {vegan, gluten-free, healthy}

You’re gonna need to trust me, ok? I know it’s going to sound WEIRD, and maybe like “WHAT? No WAY”, but I PROMISE it’s GOOD. Secret Ingredient Chocolate Silk Pie | Pretty Pies {vegan, gluten-free, healthy}

But first, THE CRUST. I seriously can’t believe how much it tastes like a “REAL” pie crust. Crisp and buttery, but there’s no butter! It’s made with healthy, whole foods like almonds and flax! Completely gluten-free, dairy-free, and allergy-friendly. Yay!

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Silk Pie | Pretty Pies {vegan, gluten-free, healthy}

Now here’s the SECRET: It’s made with AVOCADO and ZUCCHINI. Haha! Yes!!! And it’s SO good. You would NEVER KNOW by tasting it that it’s filled with vegetables.

One of my favorite parts about serving healthy desserts is the shock factor: being able to say “You won’t believe what it’s made of!! … Zucchini! Haha!” And my kids reply with, “What!? Oh my gosh!” Haha. Not only that, but I don’t feel guilty about feeding these desserts to my kids, or eating them myself. And who doesn’t need an extra serving of veggies 😉
Secret Ingredient Chocolate Silk Pie | Pretty Pies {vegan, gluten-free, healthy}

Don’t be afraid! The avocado and zucchini make it incredibly silky smooth! It’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup and gets its rich chocolatey flavor from raw cacao, which is full of health benefits!! Did you know cacao has 40x more antioxidants than blueberries, lots of iron, magnesium and MORE calcium than MILK? It’s true!

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Silk Pie | Pretty Pies {vegan, gluten-free, healthy}

A pie full of green VEGGIES, antioxidants, vitamins, protein and fiber that tastes like pure chocolate bliss?! Dessert with health benefits?! Yes, it’s TRUE!

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Silk Pie | Pretty Pies {vegan, gluten-free, healthy}

If you have never tried a dessert made with avocado or zucchini, DO IT. Like, today. I promise it will change your life 😉

Watch the 1 minute video to see how easy it is to make!

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Chocolate Silk Pie

Chocolate pie so rich and creamy you'd never know it's secretly healthy!
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time18 mins
Servings: 10 slices



  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tsp oil I used almond
  • 1 Tbs + 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs ground flax + 1 Tbs water
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt

Chocolate Filling

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 zucchini (peeled, grated and squeezed extra dry)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder to taste
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup to taste
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch pink salt


To make the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil a pie plate.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • In a small cup, combine flax, water, oil and maple syrup.
  • Pour wet over dry and mix well. Press into a standard size pie dish.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes until lightly golden. Set aside to cool.

To make the chocolate filling:

  • Add avocados to food processor and blend well. Add zucchini and blend again.
  • Warm coconut oil gently in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.
  • Add warm oil and remaining ingredients to taste (add more syrup or cacao, if needed).
  • Spread over cooled crust. Decorate with chocolate shavings. Refrigerate for 3 hours to set. Enjoy!


To make chocolate shavings, use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler and about 1/3 of your favorite dark chocolate bar. Gently "peel" thin layers of chocolate.
Keep refrigerated. Should keep about 5 days in the fridge, but it's best consumed within 2-3 days, since the crust will soften slightly the longer it sits.


  1. Meg says:

    Hi Emily, I think this pie sounds delish!! I was wondering what is a good substitute for the coconut oil please? I am allergic 🙁 I know, it sucks as it is so tasty and healthy but sadly I am unable to have it. Would butter be better or another oil? Thank you in advance

    • Emily says:

      Meg, so sorry you’re allergic! Bummer. You could leave it out, but it will be more of a pudding pie since the coconut oil is what holds it in shape. Or make without coconut & store it in the freezer for a chocolate icebox pie 🙂

  2. Nataliia Totska says:

    Omega-3 from flax seed is rapidly oxidized by exposure to sunlight or high temperatures and turns into a health hazard carcinogen. I would remove flax seed from this recipe.

  3. Jessica says:

    Looking forward to making this!!! As for the crust, what specific brand of oil are you recommending? Any other suggestions besides almond oil? Thanks in advance! 🙂

    • Emily says:

      Almond oil has a very neutral flavor so it works well. The one I used was La Tourangelle brand. Found it on Amazon.
      I have made it with coconut oil, too, and I loved it. But it does add a slight coconut taste. You can use any type of oil you like, but a light tasting / neutral oil is recommended (so I would avoid olive oil)
      Hope you enjoy your pie! 🙂

  4. Amamda says:

    My husband is allerfix to all nuts, I see that I could use coconut oil, do you have a flour suggestion for but allergy people?

    • Emily says:

      You could try GF all purpose flour, but I have not tried that myself. Or cassava flour might work.

      You could use a coconut flour crust from my nut-free section, but you would probably need to double it for this recipe.

      ps. a new nut-free crust is on my list of recipes to work on 🙂

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