Because who couldn’t use a little chocolate pick me up right about now?
Raw organic cacao is very nutrient dense, loaded with antioxidants, calcium, iron and magnesium. It has a more bitter taste because it is less processed than cocoa and chocolate but that also means it healthier. For this recipe I paired it with coconut oil to add healthy fats so you stay fuller longer and more satiated, oats are added for healthy carbs and soluble fibre, pumpkin seeds are added as another protein and iron source which is important if you follow a plant-based lifestyle. I truly love playing around with recipe and adding in different nutrient dense super foods. I invite you to do the same you can add chopped almonds, cranberries, coconut flakes, dates, or any kind of nuts and seeds.
I work with a lot of women who have strong chocolate sugar cravings so I like to create recipes that can satisfy but still provide the body nutrients. If you are interested in more recipes like this on below check out my Sugar Detox Cookbook. https://www.amazon.ca/Sugar-Detox-10-Days-Eliminate/dp/1646117522
Enjoy this dairy-free, vegan healthier chocolate snack recipe and have fun making it your own.
Chocolate Oat Cups
Makes: 12 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 20-30 minutes
¼ cup cacao powder
¼ cup chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons cacao butter (or solid coconut oil)
1 tablespoon solid coconut oil
2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
¼ cup oats
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1. Line muffin tray with liners and set aside.
2. In a small pot over medium to low heat add cacao powder, protein powder, cacao butter, coconut oil, and peanut butter and slowly stir until all coconut oil is melted and mixture resembles liquid chocolate.
3. Remove from heat and add in oats and pumpkin seeds, stir to mix and pour mixture into lined muffin tray.
4. Place in freezer and freeze for 20 minutes until firm. Store in air-tight container in fridge or freezer
5. Option to top cups before freezing with more nut butter, cranberries, or chopped nuts.
Make this recipe nut free but substituting peanut or almond butter with sun butter or 1 tablespoon tahini with 1 tablespoon honey. You can also substitute cacao with more protein powder or sub protein powder for more cacao, I do prefer it best to have both taste and nutrient wise.
Our family likes to prep these on Sunday and freeze them so we have healthy snacks on hand that we can grab and go, or for when a sugar craving pops up you can be prepared to satisfy with a healthy option.
If you make this recipe I would love to hear what you think in the comments below. As always sharing is caring, if you know someone who would love this recipe I would so appreciate you sharing it with them.
Happy Meal Prep Sunday,