December 31, 2015 10:39 am Leave your thoughts
If you’re craving chocolate, but determined not to give in, then try these ‘alternative’recipes instead. Carob is, in fact, nothing to do with chocolate, coming from a completely different tree. However, it looks the same and has a similar ‘mouth feel’ – as well as being tasty in its own right – so might well satisfy you. Cacao on the other hand, is actually chocolate, but chocolate in its natural form, with all the good stuff still there and none of the bad stuff added!
125g self-raising flour
Pinch baking powder
50g soft brown sugar
4 tsp carob powder
50g chopped dates
100ml milk (non-dairy milk is fine)
75ml rapeseed oil
25g carob bar chunks, grated or chopped
Grease a baking tray and preheat the oven to 180C.
Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, carob powder, cinnamon, salt and dates in a bowl. Add the milk, rapeseed oil, dash of vanilla extract and the grated or chopped carob and combine thoroughly.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture on the baking tray and bake for around 10 minutes.
Cacao nib granola
50g flaked almonds
30g maple syrup
2 tbsp cacao nibs, divided into 2 portions
Preheat the oven to 160C. Mix all the ingredients, except for 1 portion of the cacao nibs, together, and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning regularly. Leave to cool, then add the remainder of the cacao nibs.
Store in an airtight container and eat for breakfast!Tags: cacao, cacao nibs, carob, carob bar, carob powder, chopped dates, dessicated coconut
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This post was written by Yzanne