When we first commit to a healthier diet, the first thing we try to do is work hard at mimicking the previous unhealthy foods we used to eat. Life is easier if you stay away from “paleofied” foods altogether. They never really taste quite the same as their unhealthy counterparts that irritate your stomach or cause rampant inflammation.... But just like you, I am human, and once in a while I do need my decadent fix.
And so do a lot of my readers. The desserts in this blog get the most hits!
So to you, and for me, here is this easy to make Molten Chocolate Fix.
What you need
•4 oven proof ramekins
•115 g bitter chocolate (70% or higher)
•1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
•pinch of salt (1/8 tsp)
•1 tbsp clear agave nectar
•1 tsp coconut flour
•2 tsp cocoa powder (use the real thing! Don't monkey around with Nesquik-like mixes)
•4 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil + 1 tsp to grease ramekins)
What you do
•preheat the oven to 190°C
•grease 4 ramekins with coconut oil
•melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a pan at low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl at low power; do not let the chocolate overheat
•place the eggs, vanilla, salt and agave and using a mixer, mix at high speed till the eggs are light and frothy (it will take approx. 5 min)
(and yes, it will work with agave nectar...)
•gently scoop the egg mixture into the chocolate and fold together using a spatula
•sift cocoa chocolate and coconut flower into the egg-chocolate mixture and keep folding the ingredients together in a gently manner
•pour batter into the ramekins (it will only fill up 2/3 of it)
•place ramekins in a baking sheet and then into the oven and bake for 13 min.
•I like my Molten Chocolate Fix warm! If you are just as demanding as I am, what you could do is measure and prepare all ingredients ahead of time, grease the ramekins and turn the oven on just before sitting down for dinner. You can then easily put the batter together in 7 min and have the desserts on the table in another 13.
•You want to serve Molten Chocolate Fix on a plate? Grease the ramekin and then dust it with cocoa powder; this will facilitate removing Molten Chocolate Fix from the ramekin
•Want to add some color to it? Place a couple of raspberries on the side!