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?

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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. 

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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!

Chocolate Goo

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?


By Parita

6 thoughts on “Chocolate Goo”
  1. I drooled on instagram and I’m drooling again- thanks for sharing! Not sure if you eat cottage cheese but if so, you gotta try it mixed with berries & choc Sunwarrior- it’s like a chocolate mousse and I’ve actually opted for it over fro yo a couple of times :)!

  2. I think that looks fantastic!! I’ve recently discovered the joy of under-microwaving my chocolate protein mug cake a bit to get that goo. Warm batter is the best thing in the world. ):

  3. hmmm… that looks gooodddddd. what do i like that looks unappetizing? maybe bananas with nutella when i’m feeling like in a dessert sort of mood. i mean at the end of the day, it’s a fruit, not dessert. 🙂

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