Low Carb, High Fat Cacao Slice

This slice is delicious as a decadent snack or morish treat. It is low in sugars and SIBO/FODMAP friendly, however, it is high in calories, so a small piece is all you will need. It keeps best in the freezer and may fall apart if only refrigerated.

SIBO friendly / Low FODMAP / Gluten Free / Dairy Free / Egg Free

Ingredients:

·       270g mixed raw or activated nuts (half macadamias and almonds is great)

·       2 tbsp seeds (sunflower seeds or pepitas – if not SIBO try chia or linseed)

·       220g shredded coconut

·       1 tsp green stevia powder (white stevia could be used if no SIBO or FODMAP issues)

·       50g raw cacao powder (rich in antioxidants)

·       30g coconut oil plus 1 tbsp for roasting the nuts (although you don’t need to roast)

·       50g raw cacao butter

Variations – If not low carb, try adding 25g of goji berries or cranberries to mix before blending. Protein powder can also be added to increase protein levels, however, this may be counterproductive if you are trying to eat low carb/ketosis. I also experiment with different nuts and seeds, depending on what I have on hand. You can also try adding a couple of drops of edible peppermint or orange oil for a different taste experience.

Equipment:

·       Slice tray (approx. 20 x 30 cm)

·       Waxed paper (for lining the slice tray)

·       Food processor (or a thermomix)

Method:

1.       Weigh nuts and roast in a low oven with 1 tbsp coconut oil until crunchy. Watch carefully as they can burn quickly. I no longer roast mine, as unroasted has more health benefits (but less taste, so the choice is yours).

2.        While nuts are roasting, add all remaining ingredients to food processor / thermomix.

3.       Add warm nuts to food processor and blitz on medium speed (thermomix speed 6 for about 10-15 seconds) until it resembles chunky breadcrumb consistency.

4.       Press into tray firmly, especially along edges and place in fridge until set.

5.       Remove from fridge and slice into pieces in tray (makes about 18 small squares), then place in freezer to fully harden.

6.       Remove pieces from tray and store in an airtight container in the freezer. Best eaten straight from the freezer. Crumbs are also delicious when sprinkled over natural yoghurt or coconut yoghurt and nutty granola.

2017-12-05T14:03:34+00:00 20 November 2017|Dairy Free, FODMAP, Recipes, SIBO, Uncategorized|