I’m a chocoholic. There’s no denying it. I think I could eat some form of it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day. Maybe the first sentence should read – I’m obsessed with chocolate. Whatever. You get the point.
With such a strong obsession, I have to “healthify” some of my treats. Trust me, I love full fat cakes/cookies/brownies/etc. in all their glory (see post on gooey chocolate cake), but when you love and crave chocolate as much as I do, you have to find ways to make it healthier.
My newest kitchen creation came about when I realized Vishnu and I probably wouldn’t make it out for fro-yo as I had been hoping. He was in in study mode all weekend, and I just didn’t want to go by myself. Knowing a sweet treat wasn’t in my future, the craving got stronger. I headed into the kitchen to see if there was something…anything that would do. For some reason, I kept thinking about the Chocolate St. Louis Gooey Cake from my trip to DC. I wanted to recreate it, but in a healthy way.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking. How can you make this thing healthy?
Well, I’m not going to lie and say that my creation tasted just like the beauty above, but it did remind me of it.
My Chocolate Goo, as I like to call it, was quite good (looks can be deceiving people!). The almond and coconut flour base created a unique texture, and the chocolate chips, once melted, tasted kind of like ganache. Seriously, this stuff tasted 100x better than it looked.
The ultimate test came when I made a bowl for Vishnu after dinner a few nights ago. All I asked was, “Do you want to try some Chocolate Goo?” He hesitated for a second but ended up wanting some. After he left to start studying again (I didn’t want him to know what all went into making the “goo”), I quickly whipped up batch number two. He liked it a lot! He said it reminded him of warm pudding. After I rattled off the ingredient list, he said, “Good job, babe! This is good stuff.” Haha. Husband approved!
2 tablespoons almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoons raw cane sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened original almond milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
Mix all of the ingredients (sans chocolate chips) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1.5 minutes. Top with chocolate chips and enjoy!
The next time you’re looking to satisfy an intense chocolate craving, try this out. I promise it won’t disappoint!
What food(s) do you love that taste great but look unappetizing?