If that heading doesn't get you excited then you're in the wrong place. This might be the best recipe on here.
I love chocolate. I just can't buy the crap at the supermarket. And the boutique, healthy chocolate is good but it's not worth $10 a bar. Plus mine tastes better. Seriously. I'm not sure who I stole the recipe off. I do know that I got the idea to add probiotics off the girls from Sakara Life in New York. Very clever girls.
Another clever feature of this recipe is that it only uses coconut oil. You don't need fancy cacao butter.
For the probiotics, I order this gear off iherb. I love iherb. They deliver stuff from the other side of the world faster than I can get local stuff in Australia... Anyway, back to the chocolate. I eat this stuff with very little guilt. Cacao or cocoa is one of the best sources of iron, zinc, flavan-3-ols and magnesium. That means you'll sleep better and recovery quicker from exercise. Additionally, with the coconut oil, you have phenomenal brain fuel. Seriously, the good fats, zinc and iron will give you focus and prevent cognitive decline.
Lastly, hazelnuts are brilliant too. The vitamin E content makes them fantastic for your skin and their choc full of fibre, protein and minerals.
This faux nutella recipe is the bomb.
Homemade Nutella Chocolate With Probiotics
- Takes 15-20 minutes prep
- 30 minutes to set in freezer
- Makes 1 big block but I suggest doubling the recipe
- Coconut oil - 1/2 cup
- Cacao or cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
- Hazelnuts - 1 cup
- Maple syrup - 1/4 cup
- Probiotic powder - 5 teaspoons
- Sea salt - 1/4 teaspoon
- Preheat the oven to really hot, like the hottest it goes, let's not waste time
- Get out your hazelnuts and roughly chop them into halves and quarters
- On a baking tray, lay out the hazelnuts or any other nut you like
- Then go and find all your other ingredients
- Put the coconut oil and cacao powder in a pot on the stove, stirring through on low heat
- Go back to the hazelnut tray, now that you're oven is preheated, and put the tray in there - you want the hazelnuts to roast up for about 8 minutes, try not to burn them
- Back to the stove, take the pot off the heat and stir through your probiotic powder and maple syrup
- Line a baking dish with cling wrap or baking paper - I use a rectangle ceramic one that you would use to bake brownies with
- Add in your toasted hazelnuts and spread them out
- Pour over the chocolate syrup and put the tray in the freezer for 30+ minutes
- When it's set you can pull it out and cut it neatly or roughly
- Store in the fridge and try not to eat all of it in one go
Image credit: Bon Appetit