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Pourable Chocolate Sauce is made with MCT oil! or avocado oil! (you choose). It’s healthy, it’s convenient, and it’s fast to make, with only 3 ingredients! This recipe is Vegan, Paleo, GAPS, Low Carb or Keto. It can be enjoyed cold or heated, and it lasts great in the fridge until you need it.
Chocolate sauce: Lick it off your fingers. Pour it over ice cream. Make chocolate milk. Drink hot chocolate. Add it to coffee. Make bulletproof mochas. Put it on pancakes and waffles (with whipped cream and strawberries). Drizzle it over crepes. You don’t need to heat it up (unless you want to); it’s ready: It’s pourable! 🙂
And this is the healthy version. You’ll love the three ingredients and how easy it is to make!
What’s all the excitement about this “new” Keto oil? The fastest fact about MCT oil is that it yields instant energy. And the energy lasts. The energy won’t give you unsteady jitters or make you crash. MCT oil is a healthy saturated fat that once broken down into its component fatty acids, gets digested through the liver (instead of through the GI tract). —> And then, it goes straight to our brains and bodies for clear thinking and oomph, instant fuel!
Years ago, I bought this protein powder when it was recommended by a functional doctor. At first, I didn’t know why I felt so much more energy each day (this was before MCT oil was a “thing”). Then I checked the label and saw this: medium chain triglycerides. That one simple ingredient was helping me come out of my hypothyroid slump. MCTs are short chain fatty acids that digest more quickly because of their shorter length. MCTs increase our metabolism and can even lead to weight loss.
Having MCT oil in your pantry is handy. (Find it here.) Whenever you need a boost of energy, clear thinking or a bit of great fat to increase your metabolism, it’s easy to grab it and add to your coffee (like this) or smoothie.
This chocolate sauce allows you to use MCT oil in a dessert setting where it either compliments a Keto diet (no glucose sweetener is used) or it beautifully balances and offsets the sweets you’re eating. The body is happier eating high fat treats because fat slows down the digestion of glucose in the blood, creating less of an insulin spike. MCT oil is a great fat to use in any Vegan, Paleo, GAPS or Keto treats you make.
And why is avocado oil all the rage? Firstly, it’s good for us, just like avocados: high in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E. Secondly, it can be used for cooking: safe for high temperatures. Thirdly, it’s a pourable fat, which makes it super convenient for baking and cooking.
And lastly, Costco sells it. If not for them, most of us couldn’t afford it. So, it’s accessible. If you don’t belong to Costco, here’s the best priced bulk avocado oil from Amazon.
Chocolate sauce made with avocado oil is all of these things: made with good fat, safe to heat, pourable (which means convenient, easy, ready now, when you want it), and finally, it’s affordable.
You will love this chocolate sauce: dark and delicious and perfect. The Vegan and Paleo versions are just the right balance of bitter chocolate and rich maple. The MCT oil or avocado oil are both tasteless. So that’s another bonus. While we sometimes enjoy the flavor of coconut oil or other fats, in chocolate sauce it’s SO nice to just taste the delicious chocolate!
For the GAPS variation, you’ll substitute honey for maple syrup. For Keto, use stevia to taste or Lakanto’s Liquid Sweetener. I give those links and variations below in the recipe.
A Hershey's Syrup copycat, this one is SO much more delicious and made with just 3 real food ingredients. Perfect for Vegan, Paleo, GAPS, Keto and Low Carb. Keeps in the fridge. Always pourable, hot or cold.
In small-medium size saucepan whisk together cocoa and oil. Add maple syrup (or honey or low-carb sweetener), whisking again.
Over medium heat, whisk chocolate until warm, about two minutes. Do not simmer or over-heat.
Serve or keep in fridge until ready to use. The chocolate sauce will stay pourable but may need to be whisked or shaken before serving after sitting in fridge.
Chocolate Milk/ Hot Chocolate
To make chocolate milk or hot chocolate with this syrup, you'll need to add sweetener to taste. I use just a bit of stevia (this one or this one), and it works great — delicious! Or use preferred unrefined sweetener, stirring or blending to dissolve.
Here's a fantastic Fair Trade Cocoa Powder.
Here's a fantastic MCT oil. Use code BEAUTIFUL10 at check out for 10% off your entire order.
For Keto, find Lakanto Liquid Monkfruit Sweetener here.
Hershey’s Syrup Copycat
While many of us grew up with a squeeze tube of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup in our refrigerators, I love that the same convenience is now available from beautiful, healthful, whole foods — and this recipe only takes 5 minutes to make, with no unrefined sugar. Best of all, you get to choose fair trade cocoa powder (HERE‘s one great option, and it’s the one I buy), so we’re doing an extra world of good when we eat chocolate. 🙂