The dates used to make this lovely homemade Chocolate Sauce creates its natural sweetness, whilst the cacao powder gives it a rich dark chocolate flavour. It's so easy to make and it only includes 3 ingredients! Great for drizzling over delicious pancakes or pouring over your favourite dessert.
Confused about what the difference is between cocoa and cacao? Well, raw cacao refers to unroasted, unprocessed cacao beans, whereas cocoa powder is when the beans have been roasted and processed. The roasting process reduces the enzyme content of the bean and lowers its nutritional value, which is why many people perfer to use raw cacao powder.
1. Place dates and almond milk into a food blender.
2. Once blended place into a saucepan and heat until the mixture begins to bubble. Keep stirring the mixture to ensure it doesn't burn or stick to the pan.
3. Simmer the mixture for about five minutes, continuing to stir all the time. Add more almond milk if you prefer the chocolate sauce to be more liquid and pourable.
4. Take off the heat and stir in your cacao powder. This makes the sauce rich and chocolaty.
5. The sauce is now ready to use.
I like to serve with banana pancakes, topped with chopped banana and strawberries, and some orange zest for an added citrus kick, deee licious :)
I hope you give this delicious homemade sugar-free chocolate sauce a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)
Dates are packed full of important minerals and vitamins, including vitamins A & K, which are essential for eye health and maintaining healthy skin. The dietary fibre in dates also help to support good digestion.
Raw cocoa is also packed with nutritional benefits! Not only is it a powerhouse of antioxidants, it is also an excellent source of B vitamins, fibre, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium and is linked to many health benefits. It is said to improve your memory, boost immunity, support heart health and can boost serotonin in the brain to help you feel good.
Hello I am Holly Jade & I am the owner of The Little Blog of Vegan. I post yummy recipes, advice & beauty tips daily. Everything I talk about is vegan & cruelty-free. I love to be as healthy as possible, but I do love to make the odd sweet treat recipe. I also love to post my own adorable & pastel daily photos on Instagram, why not check it out & come on the journey with me :)
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