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Keto Pourable Chocolate Sauce is made with MCT oil! or avocado oil! (you choose). It’s healthy, convenient and fast to make, with only 3 ingredients! This recipe is Low Carb, Vegan, Paleo and GAPS-friendly. It can be enjoyed cold or heated, and it lasts great in the fridge indefinitely (like Hershey’s syrup … but so much better!).
How to use Keto Pourable Chocolate Sauce
How to use 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 chaffles 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 version is healthy! You’ll love the three ingredients and how easy it is to make!
MCT Oil in Keto Pourable Chocolate Sauce
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.
Keto Pourable 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.
Disclaimer: If you plan to eat a lot of this Chocolate Sauce 😉 , use part avocado oil, part MCT oil, as opposed to all MCT oil, unless your body is used to it. Start with 1 tablespoon or less MCT oil when you first try it, as some people get an upset stomach if they eat too much of it too fast.
MCT oil is a great fat to use in any Keto, Vegan, Paleo or GAPS treats you make.
Avocado Oil in Keto Pourable Chocolate Sauce
And why is avocado oil all the rage?
Firstly, avocado oil is good for us, just like avocados: high in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E.
Secondly, avocado oil 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 and Trader Joe’s sell avocado oil. 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.
Flavor of Keto Pourable Chocolate Sauce
You will love this chocolate sauce: dark and delicious and perfect.
For Keto, use Lakanto’s Liquid Sweetener or use part Lakanto’s + part stevia, to taste. I give those links and variations below in the recipe.
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.
Keto Pourable Chocolate Sauce (Low Carb, Vegan, Paleo, 3-ingredients)
- In small-medium size saucepan whisk together cocoa and oil. Add low-carb sweetener (or maple syrup or honey), 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 ChocolateTo make chocolate milk or hot chocolate with this syrup, you'll need to add sweetener to taste. I use just a bit of stevia (I like this one), and it works great — delicious! Or use preferred unrefined sweetener, stirring or blending to dissolve.
Here's a good Fair Trade Cocoa Powder.
Here's a great MCT oil. (And here's another one, but it's out of stock until July. 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), so we’re doing an extra world of good when we eat chocolate. 🙂