You know those nights when you crave something chocolatey but you want something more substantial than just a hot chocolate? Your mind starts thinking I’d love a warm choc brownie right now, or just a small slice of mud cake… Well I invented this super quick and easy concoction using organic cocoa when I was in a great need of such desperation but had no time or ingredients to ‘bake’. Not only is this recipe fool-proof, it’s also healthy and satisfying. And trust me the coconut oil makes all the difference. So here it is, the recipe that all my friends have been requesting!
1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
3 tablespoons milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons self raising flour
1 ½ tablespoons organic cocoa
⅛ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup frozen berries
Tiny pinch of salt
- In a ramekin mix together the wet ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix very well.
- Microwave for 45 seconds or until cooked and enjoy.
* You can add coffee or any flavourings to the uncooked chocolate mixture. Frozen berries work beautifully as do sour cherries in syrup – Black Forrest anyone?
Organic cocoa is derived from the bean of the cacao tree and is most well known to be the source of chocolate. Nevertheless the chocolate many of us binge on has lots of added fats and sugars and is often highly processed. The high sugar content in cheaper commercial chocolate is also what causes us to crave it so much. Cocoa in its natural state however, is very high in magnesium which relaxes your body and also helps alleviate stress. It is also high in iron and chromium that helps your body metabolise efficiently. This guilt free recipe is ideal for anyone wanting a pick me up chocolate hit that will really improve your mood and health.